I made this caramel dip last night, while the boys were at football practice. I was thinking it was going to be a nice little treat after a hard practice. (I’m struggling to find yummy treats that aren’t peanut butter or chocolate – thanks to kidney problems.) Wow! We loved it! My son simply said, “Oh my gosh.”
We shared one apple and a bit of caramel and I put the rest of the caramel dip in a canning jar and put it in the fridge. Tonight I had my niece and nephew over and I told them that apples and caramel dip were for dessert. My kids, who had tried it the night before, were absolutely giddy. We warmed the caramel, sliced the apples, and the feeding frenzy began!
When all was said and done, we had eaten every single apple in the house. Ummmm, we keep A LOT of apples in the house. Then they started scrounging for other things to dip in the last remaining caramel. They tried marshmallows, graham crackers, and even a peanut butter cookie. I believe I saw “someone” licking the bowl too… he was quite a bit taller than the four kids, much closer to my age, and big enough to elbow his way through the kids to get to the goods.
Are you craving caramel yet?
Here’s the recipe:
1 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup white sugar
1/2 cup corn syrup
1/3 cup butter
(You’ll also need whipping cream to add later.)
Combine the above ingredients in a sauce pan. Bring to a boil (it takes a while). Whisk ingredients the entire time. Let boil for 5 minutes and continue whisking. Remove from heat and let cool for a few minutes.
Slowly add cream to the mixture.
2/3 cup whipping cream
I’m telling you, friends, this is the best thing ever. You can’t say I didn’t warn you!