Barefoot by the Sea: 31 Days of Holidays: Inside Out Caramel Apples

Monday, October 6, 2014

31 Days of Holidays: Inside Out Caramel Apples

If you read my blog for a while, you may know that in general we like to eat healthy in our family. I want to raise my children with the love of food but more specifically, the love of healthy food. Of course it's important to have treats and I think when you don't have them all the time it makes it that much more special. Recently, when my fifth-grader's first progress report came out, I knew the results for celebration worthy! This was our very first year in a new school, and different teachers for different subjects so I wasn't sure what to expect. So far, my oldest has acclimated quite well and I have been so proud of her! Fifth-grade is certainly a lot of work but she seems up for the challenge and is doing quite well.  I wanted to surprise her with a special treat to celebrate her accomplishments.

Since it's Fall and apple picking season here in New England, we have plenty of delicious, fresh Macintosh apples!  Macintosh are so delicious that they are perfect to enjoy baked on a crisp Fall evening.  My kids enjoy these baked apples every once in a while but I also thought it would be the perfect time to have a surprise inside and my version of the "inside out" apple was born!  Think of a reversed Caramel Apple.  This apple is actually stuffed with caramel and chocolate, which makes it a little more exciting and again, the celebration worthy!  Did I mention...SUPER EASY?

Ingredients
  • The apple variety of your choice - I used Macintosh
  • One snack sized Milky Way Simply Caramel bar, one for each apple
  • Apple Corer
  • Tin Foil
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Wash apples and use corer to remove cores from your apples
  3. Once the core is removed, cut the end lengthwise so you can put it back on the bottom of your apple (this will ensure that your caramel doesn't simply fall out the bottom of your apple).
  4. Place your mini candy bar into the apple where the core was
  5. place the top back on the apple
  6. Wrap in tin foil
  7. Bake for 30-40 minutes or until apple is baked
  8. Top with whipped cream or ice cream
  9. Enjoy!
Do this for the bottom and top of your apple core...you will be using them again!
These apples or definitely a delicious surprise and one we will likely be enjoying again in the future. They also make delicious treats for a Halloween party or autumn dessert!

For more of my 31 Days posts, visit my main directory page here!  Linking up over at The Chicken Chick!

5 comments:

  1. Oh my heavens! These look amazing! Not so bad nutritionally, either! Great idea!

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  2. ummm...yum! i'm not sure i would get the milky way into the apple though...so proud of that 5th grader!!!!

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  3. Are you serious with these? What a FABULOUS treat....and we just went apple picking so we have plenty of apples to make these with!

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  4. Fabulous idea! I have never had any kind of baked apple, and I think your recipe is going to change that :)

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