Caramel Apples from The Yummy Life

caramel-apples-recipe-the-yummy-lifeInstead of sharing my own recipe with you today (like I frequently do on Fridays), I’m directing you over to my friend Monica’s blog. She posted easy instructions on how to make those amazing Caramel Apples that you see selling for $10 each, in fancy stores. Don’t these look delicious? I tasted a couple, and I can confirm that they were indeed as good as they look. Check out the recipe on this blog post, from The Yummy Life. Then click onย this post for tips on wrapping them up as gifts. It even gives you a link for free downloadable gift tags – how cool is that? (Photo from The Yummy Life, used with permission.)

Someday I should have Monica do a guest post over here for you. Her blog is one of the first things that I check in the morning, because I know there will be something yummy (to eat, to make, to share) there. While you’re over there checking out her blog, be sure to catch her recipe for ย Maple Pumpkin Spice Lattes (in a crockpot – brilliant). It made the Top 100 Pumpkin Recipes list on the Huffington Post and is one of just a few finalists, pictured on the front page of that article. If you’re having a knitting group, book club, or fall party, you might try the lattes-in-a-crockpot approach. It leaves you with more time to hang out with your friends, instead of being chained to your latte machine, making one at a time. You might also want to make up a tray of these to serve to your group. Isn’t that pretty? Makes me wish I was having a party, just to put one of those platters together.

What are your plans for Halloween weekend? Since our days of dressing up little kids for trick-or-treating are over, I’ll probably be whipping up a batch of these lattes and knitting a few rows, in between answering the door to hear knock knock jokes and trick or treat choruses. I finished my Whippoorwill Shawl – photos after I block it. Maybe I ought to tryย this next?

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  1. With the Knitting Divas coming for lunch tomorrow I will be sure to have the Maple Pumpkin Spice Lattes brewing in the crock pot. Thanks for sharing!

  2. I am going to try those apples for sure. My weekend will be quiet though since I took both of my pups for neuter/spay this morning and I am expecting them to be a little on the tender side. Happy Halloween Sheri! Thanks for being a woinderful place to gather.


  3. You have my candy philosphy exactly. After gorging myself on rice krispie treats at a party Wed night (and I am a diabetic so it is particularly bad) I bought candy I don’t like. It was hard to find.
    And at the party, Happy (remember her, my failed guide dog turned pet/therapy dog) went in full luau attire. It was a party for the therapy/service dogs. She was totally embarassed since 2 other dogs also were dressed for a luau. She drowned her shame with dog treats.

  4. Leslie, mom, and I are having a sewing night tonight to work on Leslie’s and my costumes (because we are big kids). I think that latte recipe will work out perfect! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Thanks for the link.
    I will be at work until 7:30 PM – I hate that. Cause that means I have to drive home in the dark while being on edge watching for kids darting across the street! And I will miss the majority of the kids cause I wont get home until about 8P (especially with Monday being a school day).

  6. We’re trick or treating! My two year old is Sally from Cars (made from a diaper box and wrapping paper). My four year old is the planet Mars, complete with Mars’ two moons (attached with an old spring from the sprinkler system). My seven year old is a red Lego block (made from a box and plastic cups for the nubs).

  7. Ahhh Halloween-my favorite holiday. No expectations, just fun.
    There are no trick or treaters here, but we do have the big shiny stainless steel bowl of candy. The first year I decided not to do it, everyone in the house pouted.
    So I fill the bowl with various snacks, incl dried fruit leather and everyone is happy: big silver bowl full of wrapped yummies.
    DH and I made over 100 lady finger cookies (wish I could post the photos-they are on my Facebook page) they are shortbread cookies made to look like cut-off fingers-complete with almond sliver fingernails. Macabre but funny and delicious. I take plates over to friends’ houses. DH takes some to work.
    Aquarium Society Council Meeting Sat.
    In fiber work I made 2 crocheted “zombie brain” hats for my kids
    I am finishing a literal cobweb shawl with amiguri spider to wear on Halloween.

  8. What a great website! I really loved the caramel apple photos and the cheese leaves – cool! I love caramel apples but since my daughter has braces this year it would be mean of me to make some (plus then I’d have to eat them all!)

    We live down a dark, scary driveway so I have no excuse for buying any candy. No one ever comes!

    Happy Halloween!

  9. My kids would have me locked up if they knew I said this, but I linked to those chairs, and Ihave to say, I think they are so funny and cute, I’d be tempted to give it a shot myself! Happy Halloween.

  10. You know, if I had time, I’d do those hats for the chairs. That could be very festive. You could make cat ears for Halloween, and pilgrim hats for Thanksgiving, and green and red striped elf hats for Christmas, and white ones with little pink and red hearts for Valentine’s day…. The list is endless! Unfortunately, I don’t have enough time to knit all the things I want to knit, so the fun decorations will have to be archived in my head for another day. ๐Ÿ™‚

    I personally go the opposite way on the Halloween candy. I only get stuff that I like and would eat. That way, I figure word of mouth will get around and more kids will come to my house, leaving fewer leftovers. Well, that’s the theory anyway, which is kind of moot since I tend to seriously overbuy every year. ๐Ÿ˜€

  11. try this with your latte

    Caramel Apple Dip

    1 8 oz package of cream cheese at room temperature
    ยผ cup light brown sugar
    1 small jar caramel topping (ice cream)
    Heath toffee bits

    Mix together softened cream cheese and brown sugar. Spread in bottom of pie dish. Pour about half of caramel topping (or more or less to your taste) over cream cheese mixture. Sprinkle with toffee bits.

    Serve with sliced apples or graham crackers. (I havenโ€™t tried but I suspect itโ€™d be good on ginger snaps or chocolate wafers.)

  12. I think I gained ten pounds reading this post and comments! Holloween is my very favorite holiday, but sadly I won’t be celebrating it this year. Boo Hoo, or just plain BOOOO!

  13. We’re still in the dressing up stage here at our house. The three kids are going as Harry Potter, Queen Amadala and an angel. (I actually really enjoy making costumes.) And I am going to pin a bunch of yarn scraps, stitch markers and stitch holders to my shirt. Can you guess what I’m going as???? I’m going as the bottom of my knitting bag. ๐Ÿ™‚ My family and I think it’s very funny but my DH isn’t sure if anyone else will get it. I don’t mind explaining though. ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. Alas, this year is no Halloween in our house, because I just can’t handle the candy. It doesn’t help to buy candy I don’t like, because I can’t think of any I wouldn’t eat!! I’m afraid to read Monica’s blog because if it looks like the carmel apples you posted, I’m doomed. Anyway, the hard work is paying off–lost 26.5 lbs and still going!

  15. pumpkin latte in my beloved crock pot?! oh dear. oh dear. thank you!! my halloween plans are the same as every year… it’s my birthday! I’ve given family my wishlist link, i have them trained well, at least someone gives me yarn every year; my husband is taking me to stitches on sunday. ๐Ÿ˜€

  16. That is a very dangerous website! I started looking at recipes, and I want to make them all. I have never tried the pumpkin latte at Starbucks, so I may try the recipe from her blog and see if I like those.

  17. What great recipes. Love all the ideas that I get from you — Thanks for sharing Sheri.
    No Halloween trick or treaters and no plans for Halloween. I used to live on a very busy street and had over 400 Trick or treaters. Since moving to the great north woods. Zero- nadda -no one comes. I miss it! Will be curled up in my favorite chair working on my Christmas knitting.

  18. Too old to trick-or-treat, no kiddos to give us an excuse yet! So, instead, we’re running a 6.66 mile race called the Devil’s Chase in…. Salem, where else! Should be a good time!

  19. A group of us from the LYS are going FOXing. (Fiber Outing Experience). We started doing this last summer. We pick a nice outdoor venue and take our spinning, knitting or other fiber craft and enjoy the outdoors with friends and fiber.

  20. Thanks so much for sharing th Yummy Life blog a few weeks ago. It’s one of my go-to blogs now too. Enjoy your latte!!!

  21. Another regular blog to read. Thx so much! I just popped over and loved it. I am going to be checking it out thoroughly!

  22. Hahahahaha; thanks for the link to the “chair wear”; I actually did LOL when I saw it. My DH would certainly think I have gone “knitting mad” if I mad those for my kitchen chairs LOL, but they are SO cute!!! Also, thanks for all the great recipes and links to all things yummy! YOUR blog is one of the few I read religiously! I enjoy it everytime, not to mention my addiction to the Loppy Ewe and all things yarn there!

  23. Sheri, thank you so much for the Poppyseed Chicken Casserole recipe that you posted a while back! H and I really love it–even though he forgot the sour cream! You might try it that way, or make it that way sometime when you don’t have sour cream on hand. ๐Ÿ˜€ This is the third recipe of your that we’ll be making over and over again. (The others are your Salsa Chicken and your Hoisin Pork Roast).

  24. I used to love sitting on the porch, giving out candy and seeing all the kids in their costumes, until they started bussing in kids from outside my neighborhood. Then it became a ‘greed’ thing so I don’t do it any more. ๐Ÿ™ But halloween is still my favorite holiday!

  25. Oh be still my heart. Latte + Crockpot? Can this be true?!? I know what I’ll be doing this weekend and it will mean cleaning out my crockpot.

    We had 8 twelve year old boys over for a raucous birthday party. It’s 10:07 PM and I’m going to go read that latte recipe and drink a glass of wine. aaaahhhhh.

  26. It’s our first Halloween in our house, so we are really excited about the fact that we’ll get trick or treaters this year! ๐Ÿ™‚ Husband dearest has made a bunch of little ghosts and a “werewolf” sign for the front yard, and will be dressing up like one. Me, I’m dressing as a vampire – but not the ridiculous sparkly Twilight kind. ^-^

  27. Oh god, thank you so much for linking to that Pumpkin Latte recipe! I have to try this! Right now!

    It’s been a good weekend for recipes, though. I made up this excellent recipe for s’more-like bite things, since I had some Halloween-themed cupcake liners.

  28. relaxing!! In the last 4 days we have driven to northern vancouver island, spent a couple days there, drove down to almost the oregon border and moved 3 cords of firewood, then visited an afternoon with the folks and back home now to a very forgiving cat. Must go carve the pumpkin (that is sadly turning green) and get the candy ready for treaters! Hope to catch a bit of knitting today before the week of heavy deep cleaning begins! (hubby did get me yarn in canada for two sweaters i have had on a wish list… got to do some holiday gift knitting first though!)

  29. I rested up this weekend, so I could start NaNoWriMo strong! Of course, I’m still trying to decide how I am going to balance crafting, house work, day job, running and writing 50K in 30 days. Maybe I will forgo sleep once a week or so until it is over!

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