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Thursday, October 24, 2013

Sip & Snack - How do you like them apples?

I know everyone goes bat shit crazy for pumpkin everything in the fall and while I do adore the smell of the spiced lattes and pumpkin baked goods in the air but I definitely enjoy other fall flavors too. Apples are definitely one of my favorite thing about the fall. I know I already shared my cider & apple chips but I thought I would continue down the road of no return and share another favorite apple recipe.  I first became obsessed with caramel apples in college when a friend in the next dorm introduced me to these lollipops. It was a slippery slope from there on out and I thought I would share two tweaked versions of the classic caramel apple. One of course with alcohol and the other in it's petite version of the classic, because let's face it, everything miniature is so damn cute. 


one green apple
one bag of caramels
one cup chopped walnuts
one cup shredded sweetened coconut
one cup sprinkles 


With a mellon ball scoop, carve out small balls from a cleaned green apple leaving the green skin to show on each apple ball. Dry the apple balls very well so all the toppings adhere then stick a toothpick or lollipop stick in each apple. In a separate bowl melt your caramel {I melt one bag of caramel chips with two teaspoons of boiling water over low heat constantly stirring till melted}. Lay out your toppings in three separate bowls and dip the dry apples in caramel then let excess drip off. Then dip in favorite toppings, place on baking paper and let cool in fridge until caramel hardens. 


2 oz Smirnoff Green Apple Vodka
2 oz Butterscotch Schnapps 
1 oz fresh green apple juice {I used from my juicer but you can use whatever you have}
one easpoon Caramel


Mix liquid ingredients in a cocktail shaker {I love this one} over ice. Drop a dollop of leftover caramel into martini glass and pour liquid on top. Garnish with your favorite mini caramel apple by anchoring with the dollop of caramel in the bottom of the glass. 


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