The Ghosts of Halloween Past

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So, I just made a huge pot of Homemade Caramel for a gathering tonight. We are
going to slice apples, melt delicious white chocolate, reheat the caramel, and
drizzle both the caramel & chocolate over the apple slices for the perfect treat
to serve a large crowd.  It is not as much fun as “The GHOSTS of Halloween Past”
but when you are making them for 100 plus people, it’s the only way to go!

This recipe is one of my oldest and dearest recipes. I have been making it for years.
We never get tired of dipping apple slices in the warm caramel, pouring dark, milk,
or white chocolate over the caramel, and even dusting them with cinnamon and
sugar….It is simply out of this world!  We also love to use this recipe for
caramel corn. It is perfect every time. I double or triple the recipe and store it
in the fridge and use it all month long. Only use what you need…place some
in a small bowl, warm it in the microwave and enjoy!!!

GHOSTS of HALLOWEEN PAST

10 Granny Smith apples
Caramel:
½ c. butter
1 14 oz. can sweetened condensed milk
2 c. brown sugar
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
1 c. light corn syrup
5, 4 oz. Ghirardelli™ white chocolate baking bars
Black Cows™ or black licorice jelly beans

Wash and dry apples and set aside. In a stockpot combine butter, brown sugar and corn
syrup, stirring constantly. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Lower heat and add condensed
milk. Continue to stir as caramel mixture simmers. When a drizzle of hot caramel is dropped
into a small cup of water and forms a firm ball, remove from heat. Stir in vanilla and allow to
slightly cool before dipping apples.

Instead of wooden sticks, place cutting knives inside apple cores. Dip each apple in slightly cooled
caramel and place on a serving tray to cool and harden. Melt chocolate in a glass bowl in the
microwave. Heat for 20 seconds at a time, stirring between, until completely melted. Do not
overcook. Pour white chocolate over caramel apples spreading evenly with a spatula (as pictured).
Make eyes by cutting Black Cows™ or jelly beans into slices and placing on each caramel apple ghost.
Use knives responsibly”

Excerpt From: Michelle Huxtable. “The Gathering of Friends.” iBooks.

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