Happy Halloween and Caramel Apples!

by jerseygirl on October 30, 2010 · 8 comments

We had some great family time tonight painting pumpkins, making caramel apples and eating popcorn. The kids costumes are all ready and they are sound asleep dreaming about the fun day they will have tomorrow. I am preparing for the approximately 100 people that are stopping by for hot dogs and chili. A few years ago we started the tradition of having some food for the trick or treaters and their families. It is nothing fancy but we grill right in our driveway, have a huge pot of chili going and also serve some lemonade and hot cider. It is a hit in our neighborhood and the kids love having their friends come over. Let’s face it, it also cuts down on the miles of trick or treating I used to have to do.

So before I go soak the beans, let me tell you about the caramel apples I made. Can you believe I have never made them before? Yes, before tonight I was the caramel apple virgin! But now that’s all been changed. I happened to be on twitter today and saw Love With Food’s Caramel Apples and how easy they were to make. so I picked up some caramels at the grocery store and a few hours later this is what we have. My apples are a little rustic looking and not as smooth as some others I’ve seen. But they taste good nonetheless.
I will leave you with a few pictures of my two cutie pies. If you’re wondering what they are dressed as, my daughter is a spider fairy (which I guess is like a type of witch) and my son is a Sumo wrestler. Hope everyone gets more treats than tricks! Have a very happy Halloween!

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Patsyk October 31, 2010 at 10:18 pm

I've never made caramel apples either! Yours look perfect!

Hope you and the kids had a great Halloween!

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Donna-FFW November 1, 2010 at 7:18 am

OMG!! LOL at the sumo wrestler costume. Fantastic!

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The Japanese Redneck November 1, 2010 at 5:01 pm

ha, ha….good costumes.

the apples are making me drool.

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Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes] November 2, 2010 at 12:06 pm

Lol.. loving the little sumo wrestler. All these caramel apples are making me hate my braces even more 🙁

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Leslie November 2, 2010 at 9:22 pm

I have never made candy apple before either!!!! Crazy!
The kids are adorable!

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Amber November 3, 2010 at 1:30 pm

Your children are way too cute. I love her little witch hat and could he move in the sumo outfit? Very cool!

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kat November 3, 2010 at 8:28 pm

100 people! Wow, what a great neighbor you are.

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Erica November 5, 2010 at 3:21 pm

mmmm the apples look great. Love the halloween colored sprinkles on them. And the sumo costume? HILARIOUS!

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