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31 Days of Halloween – Caramel Apple Bites

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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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Recipe: Autumn Apple Cookies

Apple Cookies

Sometimes, the best treats are the ones that you never planned to make.

My kids have been under the weather and everyone has been feeling a little low. I wanted to make a treat to bring up the general household spirit, but a quick rummage through the kitchen (and the knowledge that tomorrow is my grocery day!) determined that I had precious little to work with. Among other things, I found a couple of apples and some nuts. Throw that together with some basic baking supplies and Autumn Apple Cookies were born.

Sweet and a little bit fluffy, they hit the spot and made everyone feel just a tiny bit better!

Autumn Apple Cookies
by Jennifer Ofenstein
http://www.sewhooked.org

3/4 cup shortening
1 1/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
1/4 cup milk
2 eggs
1 cup flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup whole oats
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup apples, peeled, cored & finely chopped
1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans

Heat oven to 375 degrees F. Cream shortening and sugar, add milk. Blend in eggs one at a time. In a separate bowl, mix flour, oats, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking soda and salt. Slowly add to creamed mixture. Stir in vanilla. Fold in apples and nuts.

Drop by teaspoonfuls (or with a cookie scoop) onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 10 minutes. Allow to cool two minutes then move to a wire rack to cool completely.

also posted on cut out + keep

Quilty Tie-In…

While we’re talking apples, how about an apple paper pieced block? It’s zero calories and just as fun to make!

For more patterns, visit Paper Piecing on sewhooked.