Sunday, August 17, 2014

Back-To-School Caramel Apple Dip

Back-To School time!  One of my favorite back-to-school memories was, usually the first week of school, apples with this delicious and easy caramel dip for an after-school snack.  After the search for new back-packs, all the school supplies on the list (where can we find Duo-Tang folders??!!), and nervously meeting my new teacher, this snack was a sign that summer was over and the school year was finally starting.  This can also be a great after-dinner dessert.

1 bag (11 oz.) plain caramels
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
4-6 apples, cut into small slices, for dipping


Unwrap caramels and place in a medium saucepan over medium-low heat.

Heat and stir occasionally with a wooden spoon until caramels are melted.  Add vanilla and stir to combine.

Remove from heat, spoon into ramekins and serve with apple slices.  Keep in the fridge for up to a week.

Hint:  This can be a good way to get younger kids to try several different kinds of apples, and hence create a lesson in healthy eating.  :-)