"An apple a day will keep the doctor away"


At the crack of dawn(3:55am to be exact), I was making 50 carmel apples. Yes, 50! I have another batch to make ...40!. Of all the things, I cook or bake..I love things that are like, well, "decorating". Making a carmel apple is like designing a "room"...pick the color of shades of carmel....different chocolates (white, dark or milk)....sprinkles of any shape or size....then there is the WRAP...with all the ribbons...I love it!

You all know that I love anything with a great "packaging"..well, here is just a GREAT Idea! Have you seen these??? They are carmel pellets...no unwrapping 300 carmels individual..I love this! I was so excited...I would like to thank this person who invented this. My guess would be.....a mom who was tired of unwrapping...THANK YOU!!

If you have never made carmel apples with your kids...you should...you can make a carmel apple "decorating station"...they dip and decorate..then eat....yum! My favorite thing on a carmel apple is the minny M&M's!

p.s. Thank you to my husband who delivered these apples...2 locations...before 8:00am! Thanks for supporting everything I get myself into!!!


57 comments:

Betsy said...

Looks like so much fun...who were they for?

Mimi Sue said...

I so love carmel apples. If I make these I'll eat them. But I might make them anyway! They look great. Mimi

Lora said...

Those look so good! I've got to do that with my kiddos.

Daphine said...

Oh my! They look AWESMOME! I love me some carmel apples! It's been a longgggggggg time since I've made them though.

I wish you lived next door...I'd come and try one out!

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

Wow...That is alot of carmel apples! They look so yummy!
And God bless the person that made the carmel pellets! I'm so glad you showed these pellets...This is something I will buy!
Robin~♥

tardevil said...

Thanks for showing us the caramel pellets. I had not seen those before! Those apples look yummy! Think I'll have to make some now...but not RIGHT now!

Liz said...

OMGosh do I love caramel apples. I have never made them but we order them from this place here in NC. Yours look so good!

Heather said...

Every Fall, this is a tradition for us to make caramel apples - yours turned out darling and I wish that I were the lucky recipient!

Becky said...

Those look so yummy! I may try apple quarters. You did a great job on decorating too! 3:55!!!!! Thats when I usually go to bed LOL.

Mc Allen said...

look at you, your awesome.. if I did that at 4 am they would look like I had dropped them or found them out in the yard!! hehehe. Great job!! LA

Julie said...

those look so good, i need to make these with Eli, Darcy sent me the carmels from America... so I need to do it, maybe today or this weekend.... wish I had mini m&m's to go on them!

April said...

Oh, man, do those ever look good! I made caramel apples a long time, ago, but you've inspired me (again!). Looks like I'm going to have to give it a try. I LOVE caramel apples!!

Hope you have a great weekend!!

Chris said...

this made me hungry for carmeled apples. I'll be looking for that bag of carmel pellets too, what a great idea.

Hugs,
Chris

Keeper of the Skies Wife said...

They look so good!!!! Thats a lot of work!!!

Davisix said...

Oh, I so wanna eat one of those right now! Yummo!! I admire your gumption too. I was dreaming of tropical beaches while you were up making those. :) Ang

Ashley Griffin said...

Mmmm.... could you send me 1 or 2 or 12 please?? 3:55am... does my alarm clock even have a 3:55am?

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

They look so good!! I cannot believe that you made that many.....what a great Mommy you are!! Can't tell you the last time I made carmel apples....probably when I was a kid.....Will have to try it with the kids!!

Happy Halloween!

Lisa

Kindra said...

That looks so yummy!! Even for breakfast! :)

Thanks so much for coming by for a visit! I enjoyed looking back at your blog. You have a beautiful family and home.

Sarah said...

Do you deliver to Tennessee? They look so yummy!

Christy said...

They look delicious!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

We used to make caramel apples, every fall when my girls were growing up. I remember unwrapping all those little caramel cubes, oh my. I love this caramel pellet idea!

Happy Halloween!

lmerie said...

Oh wow . . . you are good mom, I am bad mom. I am sad to confess, I have never made caramel apples! and I don't know why!!

Those look very yummy!

duchess said...

Yummy!
Happy Halloween.

heather said...

Those are fantastic! One of these years I'm going to have to give them a whirl. :)

Jessica said...

Those look fabulous. What a fun thing to do with your kids. I'd make them but then I'll want to eat them...all!

nikkicrumpet said...

yum yum yum....is there anything better than a carmel apple...especially if its crisp and sour! have a HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

Anonymous said...

Carmel apples look like a store made them they look wonderful....3:30 to start making them nooooooooooooooo can do.

Quiche Me, I'm Yours! said...

My husband loves caramel apples and me and my girls love to make them for him. I may just go pick me some apples today. Thanks for the inspiration and thankyou for visiting my blog the other day. I love chick's sweet tea too!!!! Have a wonderful and safe day.
Seek God and Live - Amos 5:4

Debbie said...

Carmel apples are my favorite! They remind me of going on vacation with my parents when I was a little girl to Gatlinburg- My dad would buy them for me until I could not eat another!

jennykate77 said...

They look so super yummy! I too found those nifty little caramel bits! I haven't tried mine yet, but glad to know that they work well. We're making some caramel apples tonight! YUMM-O!!

Happy Halloween :)

Erin said...

How fun..you are ambitious! I made caramel apples this year, but I didn't make near that many. Happy halloween!

Darlene said...

You made some GORGEOUS carmel apples!!! Lucky people that got them! YUMMY!

Hope you have a Happy Halloween!

BusyBeeSuz said...

They are beautiful. I have never made them though, they look like a lot of work. But I love to EAT them.
Nice hubby.....I hope he got a special one for himself too.

Jan said...

Cute header Sandy. Love caramel apples. Those apples are so shiney and pretty too. You make it look so simple. It is alot of work. Good for you.

Liz said...

Happy Halloween!
Hugs,
Liz & Mabel

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

Sandy, those carmel apples look so yummy! I can't believe you were up so early to get them all done! Way to go! Have a happy Halloween!
Carrie

chickadee@afamiliarpath said...

those are beautiful! it makes me want to make some.

Our Complete Family said...

Sandy Toes~ they turned out GREAT and I bet they are so darn yummy-licious!!! We did a low scale version today and sent 8 to different neighbor kiddos. (we have mostly retired folks surrounding us so just gave those to the little guys). Anyhow~ I had not seen the caramel bits. Girl~ you are so right. That MUST have been a 'tired of unwrapping' Mommy. I have a recipe for 'knock you nakeds' (yes...they ARE that good and I should put it on the blog next week since caramels are abundant in stores right now and sometimes not so much in the summertime). Anyhow, thanks for the tidbit b/c I use a bag when I make my yummies. Happy Halloween hun! I wanna be your neighbor!!! Hugs~ Les

The Blonde Duck said...

What in the world convinced you to be cooking caramel apples at 3:55 a.m.?

Runner Mom said...

Girlfriend...you have lost your mind! 3:55 am!!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh, my word! Bless your heart!

THey look fabulous, and I hope whoever is the recipient enjoys every single bite!!
Blessings,
Susan

Preppy 101 said...

Those look delicious!!! I am hungry for a "homemade" caramel apple. You are amazing...Gotta have one now ;)

tales from an O.C. cottage said...

Geeeeeeeeeeeeeez, they look to fabulous to eat!

M ^..^

Em @ Bunch of Scrap said...

YOU are a crazy woman! They look sooo delicious though! I ate an apple the other day and thought I was going to die from the heartburn - dang preggo issues! Happy Halloween!

Darcy @ LWM3B said...

That was soooo nice of you!

I looooove caramel apples. once of the best treats that I look forward to each fall. :)

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi Sandy,
They look great! You are so energetic to get up early and do something like this.
Diane

Montee said...

Oh my! Those look really, really good!

Tanya said...

How fun! Those apples look delicious!

Ruby Red Slippers said...

Do you ever sleep???There is NOTHING that will get me up before six in the morning-NOTHING...except maybe an invite to eat one of those yummy things!!!

Rebeckah said...

Oh my goodness! I LOVE these! I used to make some after Oprah had a specialty caramel apple on her favorite things list. They were divine! I need to find that recipe! Love your drizzles! Love your mini m and m's and SO sorry you had to get up at 3:30. Holy Canoli

Angie said...

I know you are tired after getting up that early! You are one sweet woman to do that!

Kim @ My Journey said...

These look delicious & thanks for the caramel tip... I hadn't seen that yet. 3:55am? You must be so tired!!!

"Hello... It's Me Again..." said...

Wow! Those apples look delicious and pretty too! I've never seen the unwrapped caramel and will have to keep my eyes open for them.

This looks like something I'll have to do real soon with my daughter.

I never get tired of reading your blog! It gives me the same feeling you get when you talk to a good friend. Warm, familiar and happy!!!

AndreaLeigh said...

Oooh, I must make these! Care to share exact instructions? Bc I've never done it before, and I always find a way to mess things up in the kitchen...

Sunny said...

I heart caramel apples especially with pecans! MMMMMMmmmmmmmmm! You are a good mama to have done this for your babies.

Rae said...

Those apples look amazing!! I don't make caramel apples because of those wrappers! I had no idea Kraft finally wised up and made them without!! I am so checking them out!!!!!

Devita said...

yummyyyyy..... I want it!!

Leigh said...

stumbled onto your blog-precious! I'll be back! You are invited to stop by my island sometime too. Come and visit .