Easy Caramel Dip Recipe

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by Angela

This recipe makes  THE.BEST.CARAMEL. dip. It is my favorite, and its easy, and it is delicious with granny smith apples.

Start with a can of sweet condensed milk. Put it into a pot and fill it with water, covering the can completely. I use one of my older pots as the glue from the can label can get on the pot and it takes extra scrubbing to clean.

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Lightly boil for a while. A long while. Like 4 hours- awhile. (There are some crock pot versions of this recipe, but we tried it and our crock pot didn’t cook it hot enough- so it was an epic fail-ha). You will want to refill the water several times and turn the can over with tongs a few times during the 4 hour cooking time.

Next, take the can out and let it cool for a bit. Then you get to see the magic- from sweet condensed milk to caramel.

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This caramel is sooooo soft, sweet, and creamy. It really doesn’t compare to the pre-packaged caramel dip. You don’t need to buy it ever again when you have a recipe this easy! Put the dip into a cute fall bowl and plate add some extra fall decor- because food should look pretty too!

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And then serve it to your friends of course! Because things this delightful are meant to be shared!

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Some of our blog readers taste testing the creamy sweet caramel at our Cultivate Study!!! They approved 🙂

If you want more caramel and apple ideas check out these blogs. Can you have too many caramel recipes? No the answer is no? 🙂

http://itssodelightful.com/caramel-hot-apple-cider/

http://itssodelightful.com/caramel-apple-pops/

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Caramel Apple Pops

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by Laura

Tradition in our family for the first day of Fall, is making Caramel Apples.  

We decided to try something a little different this year and it was a HIT.  

First I needed to gather my supplies.  Normally I make caramel from scratch, but I didn’t have time this year. I wasn’t super excited about unwrapping 100 caramels, but when I got to the caramels in the grocery store Kraft became my best friend.  

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YOU GUYS.  They have these caramel bits that you just add a little water to and microwave for 2 minutes.  So much better for mama and the dishwasher, (also mama).  I found some popsicle sticks and parchment paper for easy apple retrieval. As for toppings, I went a little crazy this year as you can CLEARLY see here:

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Our apples were a little small, but the treat is a sugar fest so small is ok for me.  I started out by slicing off the ends which we cut in half for bite sized caramel dunkers, and then I was able to get three slices/apple of workable material.  I removed the seeds from the middle and extra stem/base but if you have one of those cylinder alligator teeth apple corer things this would be what you would want to use.  To insert the popsicle stick I started a slit with a knife and then the popsicle stick slid right in.    

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We invited some friends over for Caramel Apple night and my friend wrote everyone’s name on their popsicle stick-totally helpful after they were all decorated, and then we dunked the apple into the caramel.  

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Laid it on the parchment.  And went to town with toppings.  

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The fridge firmed up the caramel in about 10 minutes and we were ready to taste test!  

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Everyone agreed these were much easier to make and eat than the traditional apples.  Hope you guys are ready for fall!  

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