Fall is all about harvest and what is in abundance and every year apples make the top of most bakers lists of must have staples to create the perfect warming recepies. But as a kid what I remember most about this wonderful fruit is caramel apples.
We took a classic recipe and twisted it with a little blue food coloring and created "poison" apples that our Jr Chefs absolutly loved. Use a melon baller to make smaller pieces of apples for little hands to handle easier. This also helps ensure that less apple gets wasted by kids not eating the whole thing. Let the kiddos dip in their favorite topping and enjoy!
Use a melon baller to make smaller pieces of 3 or 4 apples and put a toothpick in each piece.
Have the kids help count out 100 caramels and place them in a micrwave safe bowl. Add 6 TBS of milk to the caramel and melt.
Stir the mxture every minute until you reach a smooth consistency.
Drop 6 or more drops of blue food coloring into the caramel until the desired green color is reached.
Allow the mixture to cool slighty before dipping.
Dip in "poison" and then in candy topping if desired. Set aside to harden for about 5 minutes.