Help I Need A Recipe For Caramel

Sugar Work By misabel99 Updated 10 Aug 2008 , 12:23am by ebear

misabel99 Posted 7 Jul 2008 , 8:09pm
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Hi, I need I recipe for a caramel, the one that you can cover the green apples any one has the recipe? I have one recipe but is only for dipping because it doesn't stick on the apples. TIA.

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misabel99 Posted 7 Jul 2008 , 8:36pm
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Anyone? icon_cry.gif

CandyLady Posted 8 Jul 2008 , 1:01pm
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I buy the 5 lb Nestle in a block, cut off a large piece and stretch it around is wonderful and of course, thicker than dipping...I tried putting it in a bowl and melting a bit in microwave to dip but it puddled and did not look good. this works better.

mjballinger Posted 27 Jul 2008 , 10:45pm
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Here's the recipe I use. I also use it for my pretzel rods and anything else I feel like dipping in caramel.
The key to putting caramel on an apple is to dunk the apples in very hot water for a minute or so and then rub them to get the wax off. That is why the caramel doesn't stick. I made 150 last Halloween for a party and didn't have any troubles.

mjballinger Posted 27 Jul 2008 , 10:46pm
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sorry, duplicate post

MessiET Posted 28 Jul 2008 , 2:43am
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mjballinger, When you use the caramel for the pretzel rods, do you let it cool?

mjballinger Posted 28 Jul 2008 , 3:54am
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Sometimes I let it cool a bit. Usually I give them a quick dunk, let them set and then redunk them. Because it gives them such a thin coat when it's that hot... that's why I do it twice. If I let it cool some, it is thicker and I just need one coat. I have found though, that when I do it when the caramel is hot and thin, that I have less breakage of my pretzels. Then I dunk them in chocolate, then sprinkle with toffee bits... yum!
One word of caution - use parchament to lay them on, not waxed paper. I have had them stick to wax paper because the heat of the caramel melts the wax.

MessiET Posted 28 Jul 2008 , 11:56am
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Thanks for the advice. I love to make chocolate covered pretzel rods but I think the caramel ones sound delicious! I am going to have to try them.

thanks again!

banba Posted 9 Aug 2008 , 11:55pm
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thanks mjballinger for sharing the recipe you use, it sounds yummy and I will give this a go.

It's always nice to get a well tested and used recipe so thank you!

mcdonald Posted 10 Aug 2008 , 12:11am
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the pretzels sound yummy.... already thinking about things to make for Christmas and this might be one of those!!

ebear Posted 10 Aug 2008 , 12:23am
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Sometimes in the grocery stores by the produce section you can find carmel apple wraps. I've also seen them in bulk store...

HTH.. icon_smile.gif

Once Halloween gets closer they should be easier to find..

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