So most people celebrate Halloween as a day to dress up in costumes and go trick or treating for candy. That is what I do, but also Christians celebrate it as Reformation Day where Martin Luther King nailed 100 reasons why the Catholic church was wrong on the door of the church (I'm sorry if you are Catholic and this offends you). Also, in Mexico, either today or tomorrow is when they celebrate the Day of the Dead where they honor their dead loved ones and remember the impact their late loved ones had on their lives.
What other things do you call or celebrate on Halloween? Just curious!
Anyway I'm sure you're all bored of reading that and want me to get on with it to today's recipe! Well here goes! Enjoy making your Fun Caramel Apples!
*Thanks to http://www.tasteofhome.com/ for the recipe
- 1 package (11-1/2 ounces) milk chocolate chips
- 2 tablespoons shortening
- 1 package (14 ounces) vibrant green Wilton candy melts
- 1 package (14 ounces) white Wilton candy melts
- 2 packages (14 ounces each) Werther's Original Chewy Caramels
- 1/4 cup water
- 8 large tart apples, room temperature
- 8 lollipop sticks
- Assorted candies such as jimmies, M&M's and Reese's Pieces
- In a microwave-safe bowl, melt chocolate chips and shortening; stir until smooth and set aside. In another microwave-safe bowl, microwave melt the green candy melts. Repeat with white candy melts.
- In another microwave-safe bowl, microwave the caramels and water, uncovered, on high for 1 minute; stir. Heat 30-45 seconds longer or until caramels are melted; stir until smooth.
- Line a baking sheet with waxed paper and grease the paper; set aside. Wash and thoroughly dry apples. Insert a stick into each; dip into caramel mixture, turning to coat. Place on prepared pan. Drizzle with melted chocolate and candy melts. Decorate as desired with melted chocolate, candy melts and candies. Refrigerate until set.