Friday, September 14, 2012

Caramel Apple Grapes



Wow. I saw this on Pinterest, but I wasn't too optimistic that grapes could taste like apples. I was wrong. So, so wrong.

These. Are. AWESOME! And an absolutely perfect fall snack!

They are so awesome in fact, that I made them yesterday. Yesterday!! I was so excited about sharing them that I downloaded the pics this morning, edited them, and had to get this post out as soon as possible.

These are super simple...sure, it's a bit tedious sticking toothpicks into a million individual grapes, but you can always have the kiddos help with that. Once that's done though, just dip and roll!

I PROMISE  you, they really do taste like little mini caramel apple bites. My mother was supposed to come over and try these with me, but she didn't feel like it...her loss! I made less than I was planning to since she didn't come over and that turned out to be a good thing since I ate almost all of them myself. Seriously...I probably had 15-20 of these. I just couldn't stop.

If your kids like caramel apples, they will absolutely destroy these. Make them...TODAY! I'm telling you...awesome!

Ok, have a great weekend guys! I finally get my hubby and Bubba-Loo back tomorrow, and I can't wait! Over 3 weeks without my guys. It's bad enough when Heath has to go out to sea, but I will not be without my boy that long again until he leaves for college...which I'm sure will thrill him in about 10 years  ;)

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'Caramel Apple Grapes'
Source: Very Culinary

Ingredients

1 cup caramel bits
2 tablespoons heavy cream
handful of seedless green grapes
1 cup salted peanuts, crushed
toothpicks

Directions

1. Poke toothpicks into the tops of each grape; set aside.

2. In a small pot over medium-low heat, combine the caramel bits and cream. Stir until melted. Reduce heat to lowest setting just to keep warm.

3. Place the peanuts in a shallow dish and dip the grapes into the caramel sauce and then roll in the crushed nuts. Place on a plate to set. Repeat until all the grapes are used.





13 comments:

  1. Such a cute and genius idea! I love caramel apples but haven't made them at home because it seems to hard to get the stick in them. They're also really big. But these are easy and adorable!

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  2. I'm making these today for my niece's birthday party. It is prefect because my son is allergic to apples and I can not believe how much it takes like caramel apples! I will not need to worry about him having a reaction today and no one needs to miss out on this awesome treat. Thank you!
    Melissa

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  3. Here's a picture of them. I found them in the candy section with all the other bagged candy. Odd since I kind of thought they'd be in the baking section.

    http://www.kraftbrands.com/caramels/products/default.aspx

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  4. I placed mini marshmallows on the top and it was excellent!

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  5. Yes, I've made these also and LOVED them! I also blogged about them and made a chocolate dipped version! Also VERY good!

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  6. These are fantastic! They look so cute and taste just like a caramel apple! Addictive!

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  7. Why cant you just use a jar of caramel?

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  8. Well, a "jar of caramel" is designed to stay "runny", whereas the mini caramels will firm back up and stay on the grape.

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  9. Will this still taste like a carmel apple with out the peanuts? We have a nut allergy in the family.

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    1. I don't see why not! The peanuts do give it a very distinct flavor, but I think they'll be just fine without them.

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  10. Any suggestions for something instead of a toothpick? I was thinking of bringing these to a 1st grade party, but would hate for them to become 'weapons', lol!

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  11. Finally making these! Going to be fun for a Superbowl Party, me thinks! Thanks for the share!

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