Hello Girls!

Fall is one of my favorite times of the year!  Football games, big sweaters, and bonfires are all part of the fun.  One of my favorite things to do with my friends is to bake treats.  I’m going to share with you a few of my favorite fall recipes!

Caramel apples may be one of my favorite fall treats EVER!  They are so juicy, yet sweet like a candy.  Nothing beats the tastes of homemade caramel apples, so here’s how you can make your own!  What you’ll need is:

  • 8 large apples
  • 8 chopsticks or craft sticks
  • 2 cups packed light brown sugar
  • 1 3/4 cups heavy cream
  • 3/4 cup dark corn syrup
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter      (1/4 stick)
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt

Start by setting the apples upright and placing a stick at the top of each apple. Also, prepare an ice cold water bath (we will get to this soon).  Next, combine the remaining ingredients in a sauce pan and heat on medium until everything is melted together.  Once melted down, immediately place the bottom of the saucepan in the water bath to cool the mixture down.  Now that everything is completed, dip each apple in the caramel and set on a cooking pan with parchment paper.  Get creative and roll them in nuts, M&M’s, chocolate covered pretzels, or anything you can think up!  Place in the refrigerator and enjoy!!

Another fun fall snack is M&M popcorn….yes, you heard me right!  It’s really simple.  Pop a bag of buttered popcorn in the microwave and add a handful of M&M’s to the popcorn right as you take it out of the bag.  It will melt the chocolate, creating a gooey, buttery, chocolaty, creation.  Also, don’t forget about the bonfire classic, s’mores.  Dig in!Chelsea Crockett- Popcorn and chocolate