Lately, you can't walk through the grocery store without being bombarded with candy displays. Candy is great, but if you want something a little more creative for your Halloween party this year, then this recipe for drunken caramel apples may be just what you're looking for.
So, you noticed they're "drunken", huh? That means they're really not for children. They'll make an excellent addition to any adult party though. Plus you can make a few non-alcoholic apples for the kiddies. Just omit the bourbon.
Drunken Caramel Apples
2 cups of granulated sugar
1 cup cream
1 stick butter
2 jiggers of your favorite bourbon (or 3 oz.)
12 granny smith apples (or your favorite type)
1/2 cup crushed peanuts
- Gather all of your ingredients before hand. This recipe goes quick.
- Remove stems from apples and spear apple with lollipop stick or popsicle stick
- Place sugar over medium heat in a large sauce pan and stir (when you add liquid, it will boil and foam a bunch)
- Once sugar has turned a caramel color, add the butter.
- Continue stirring until fully melted.
- Add cream, continue stirring.
- Once fully combined, remove from heat. Be careful. This is hot like lava.
- Slowly add bourbon, stirring to combine.
- Let cool for about 2 minutes, then tilt pan and roll the apple in caramel
- Once apple is covered, then sprinkle with peanuts
- Place on a sheet pan lined in parchment or with silpat. Then let the caramel fully cool.