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31 Days of Halloween – Caramel Apple Bites

31 Days of Halloween on sewhooked.com

Here we are again and we’re one day closer to my favorite holiday as we continue on with  31 Days of Halloween!

Today, I’m sharing a quick and easy caramel apple fix. Do you have five minutes? Then you can do this!

Caramel Apple Bites

What you’ll need:

  • One Granny Smith or your favorite tart apple
  • Caramel candies
  • chopped walnuts or pecans (optional)
  • wooden toothpicks
  • microwaveable plate*
  • parchment paper

*Don’t want to microwave? Try this under the broiler, but keep any eye on it, the candy will melt fast!

Caramel Apple Bites

Slice and core the apple any way you like, I like to cut my apples in 8ths for a nice apple bite! Place apple slices on parchment lined microwave-safe plate.

Caramel Apple Bites

Using toothpicks, attach one caramel to the center of each apple

Caramel Apple Bites

Microwave until the caramel just starts to melt. It takes my microwave about 1 minute and 20 seconds. Time may very with yours, so keep an eye on it.

Some of your caramel slip off? That’s okay, just scoop it up and dump it back on top!

Caramel Apple Bites

As a finishing touch, sprinkle chopped pecans or walnuts (shown) on top while the candy is still warm. I recommend eating these warm, but you can refrigerate them, too. The candy may settle a bit, but it’ll peel right off the parchment paper!

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Jack and Few Other Thing

Union Jack, paper pieced

Union Jack

5″ x 8″ paper pieced

a free pattern designed for Fandom In Stitches

 

One of the great joys of running a fandom website like Fandom In Stitches is the never ending variety of requests. On any given day, there are over 100 requests in the spreadsheet that the FiS Designers share.

This freebie is one such pattern.

I have to admit, the Union Jack, as well as a whole slew of other flags, is included in the patterns that come with EQ7, the design software that I use to design most of my patterns. There are actually a ton of patterns in the software that can be used, adapted, etc. What I did with this was to change the size, color and number the pattern and make it available as a PDF so it’s free and easy to use.

The Union Jack is just the tip of the iceberg for my recent free design work. I’ve been furiously going through my older patterns and updating them one at a time. You’ll find those under Free Patterns with the notation “updated 2014.”

I started designing at the end of 2004 or so, and many of my patterns haven’t been updated since then. Back in those days, I drew everything out in Photoshop. Those early patterns are still quite usable, but they aren’t as clean and easy to read as my current patterns. I suppose it’s obvious to say that I’ve improved a lot in the ten years I’ve been designing quilt patterns! With that in mind, I’m updating everything to fit with my current style and to make it much easier for you to use.

Here are just a few of the updates you’ll find. Click on the image to go to the pattern. For even more updates, check out Free Patterns . These will also be added to Craftsy, as time permits.

Sea Turtle 2014 update Bats 2014 update Happy Bee, 2014 simple apple 2014Turtle inspired by queenmlv
There are more pattern updates on the way, posted as I have time to get them online!
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If you love my free patterns, then I’d ask if you’d very kindly considering buying a pattern or two from my Craftsy shop. Selling patterns is how I am able to continue to do and share all the things I do and I appreciate each and every sale!
Share your projects made from any Sewhooked pattern with the Sewhooked flickr group in September, including Paper Piecing Vintage, and you’ll be entered to win a free copy of Sunbonnet Sue’s Magical Friends, Set 1: Monster Madness. The set includes 5″ patterns for all the classic monsters shown…just in time for Halloween!