Sunday, October 25, 2009

Fall Caramel Apples

Holy cow, Shel...your last post looks like the death of me! I've never even heard of cake balls. I'll have to give it a whirl sometime!


4-6 medium to large size granny smith apples, or your apple of preference, granny smith is nice because they're tart and it's a good juxtaposition w/ the sweetness of the caramel and toppings

1 - 14 oz. bag of caramels

2 tablespoons milk
Toppings of your choice....chocolate chips, nuts, graham crackers, marshmallows

*Scrub wax off apples so the caramel sticks better*.
Melt caramels over low on stovetop with milk. Remove stems on apples and insert popsicle sticks into bottom. Slowly turn apples in melted caramel until well covered and let drip over pan for 1 minute or so, or until slightly settled. Either *gently* roll apples into topping mixture or place toppings by hand onto apples, which worked better for me, and then place on greased cookie sheet in fridge for 5-10 careful not to leave in for too long or caramel will slide down. EAT UP!

Cake Balls

Teresa Rossi (better known as G-Mama) makes the most AWESOME cake balls! I can't make them as good as she does, but at least I know how so I can practice.... thats what counts right?

Cake Balls


1 chocolate cake mix (and ingredients required on box)
1 can of chocolate frosting
1 bag of chocolate melting chips (these are NOT regular chocolate chips)

Bake the chocolate cake according to directions on box. When hot from oven, take cake and crumble in mixing bowl. Mix in can of semi melted frosting. Let cool in fridge. Take out and roll into 1 inch balls. Place separated cake balls on cookie sheet covered with wax paper. Let freeze for a few hours. Melt chocolate melting chips in a pan or double boiler. Take 4 to 5 balls out of the freezer at a time. If you take them all out, some will thaw too soon. Dip frozen ball into chocolate and place on wax paper to harden. Repeat until all are covered. You can decorate these with icing on top or candy sprinkles, but they are good just by themselves too! Also, you can make different combinations. She makes spice or carrot cake mixed with buttercream or cream cheese frosting and dipped in white chocolate too! AWESOME!!!!!!!