7 POISONED CARAMEL APPLES
This movie and recipe pairing were a great way for me to start off October. I have to admit, I was a little overwhelmed thinking about how I'm going to torture myself all month long with ridiculously scary movies. I decided to ease myself in with some munchies that scream October, but a movie that I can happily sing along with, having no fear that someone is out to get me!
Caramel apples are my favorite fall treat and I had some help from 7 little dudes who each had their very own special way of dressing them up.
Here's what you'll need:
7 granny smith apples
brown rice syrup
light brown sugar
wildwood vegan creamer
vegan chocolate chips
pnut butter filled pretzels
To make the caramel, use a large heavy bottom pan (do as I say, not as I do ;) Combine 3/4 cup of vegan butter, 3/4 cup of brown rice syrup, 1 cup light brown sugar.
Bring to a boil. If you have a candy thermometer, let it get to about 240. If not, wait about 3-4 minutes, then remove from heat. Add 1/4-1/2 cup of Wildwood vegan creamer. Make sure you have a big pan, because when it boils, it rises. This picture was taken about 10 seconds before the caramel overflowed and dripped down my stove onto the floor :/ learn from my mistake :)
It should look something like this. (but a lot more of it).
Stick your popsicle stick into the stem part of your apple. Swirl the apple around in the hot caramel, let drip, then place on parchment paper.
Grumpy took some peanut butter filled pretzels (Trader Joe's) and smashed them with his angry fist, then rolled his caramel apple in the broken pieces.
Good old fashioned Doc just crushed some salted peanuts and rolled his caramel apple in them
He didn't want to make a fuss, so he just crushed some pretzels and rolled them in the caramel
This guy's no dope, he knows what the best flavor combo in the world is- peanut butter and chocolate! Melt vegan chocolate chips in a skillet, warm the peanut butter in a skillet, then splatter on, Jackson Pollock style.
He has peanut allergies, so he went real simple while adding something special. Sprinkling a little coarse sea salt gives that awesome sweet and salty combo.
Happy loves everything, so he just threw it all on there.
"Hi-Ho, Hi-HO, it's off to work we go... "
"It's a girl... "