…are no use at all if you don’t read the directions.
I wanted to make these adorable little mini caramel apples. I also made the tragic assumption that looking at the photo was enough instruction for me, and ignored the text entirely. Whoops.
I present to you….the one mini caramel apple that actually made it from start to finish:
It’s a good thing you’re pretty.
Upon revisiting the original instructions, I noticed that the original recipe called for caramel dip. Not melted caramel. Big difference.
See, microwaved caramel squares only stay soft and melty for about .025 seconds, then they return to being hard, chewy caramel, now shaped like the bowl you melted them in. This is – to say the least – not conducive to dipping apples. I fought like mad just to get the caramel on that one apple.
On the plus side, the melon ball-ed apples are totally cute:
Little melon ball-ed apples, waiting for some caramel coats.
Shoot over here for the recipe and directions. And, uh, it helps if you read them.