September 11, 2008

Caramel Apple Mudslides

If you've been following Nichole's blog, then you've seen that Christmas ideas are in full force at Papertrey Ink! Today I even did a little holiday work in the kitchen...but that will have to wait for the big release. So for today I have another yummy, little morslet to show you that is more Fall themed.

CARAMEL APPLE MUDSLIDES is what I have named them. They make my mouth water!! Here's what ya do. Take some Caramel Apple Dip and Chocolate Almond Bark. Heat the caramel dip up in the microwave, you can use the container it comes in. Melt the Almond Bark in a double boiler or you can use the microwave if you have success doing it that way too. Take some delicious apples, I believe I used Fuji, and poke in some craft sticks. These are wider than the usual popsicle type sticks. I forgot to take a closeup so zoom in....can you see that I used the *caramel apples kit* stamp from the Papertrey Spooky Sweets II set? Okay, so it's not a kit but I thought it was clever to stamp the stick anyway. I then took my handy dandy Crop-A-Dile and punched a hole through the stick. Then I tied on a pretty black and white ribbon.
I then placed my apples on some pretty plates and drizzled on the melted caramel. You don't dip, you drizzle...sha-dizzle (okay enough of the cool, hip talk right?) Keep drizzling til the apple is oozing over with sweet caramel goodness. You want the caramel to pool onto the plate.

Now for Josey's caramel apple, we added toasted pecans and stopped there because she doesn't like chocolate that much. *GASSSSP*, I KNOW!!* I sometimes wonder if she's my kid.
BUUUUUUUT, for us normal people who LOVE all forms of chocolate, here comes the good part!! Take that melted chocolate and drizzle, don't dip, the chocolate all over the the caramel covered apple. Again, you want the chocolate to pool onto the plate. Make sure a little bit of the caramel is peeking through. Then take some more of those toasted pecans, roughly chopped and sprinkle them over the chocolate. A lot of the chocolate and caramel will ooze onto the plate. That is okay. Oozing is good. For good measure, sprinkle on a few Halloween colored sprinkles. Place the apples, plate and all, in the frig to get cold. The also helps all the caramel and chocolate from sliding off the apples.
When you're ready to serve these beautiful Caramel Apple Mudslides, arrange them on your table oh so prettiful (that's a word right?). These make gorgeous table settings, almost too pretty to eat.........I said *almost*. When you're ready to dig in, there are two ways to eat a Caramel Apple Mudslide. You can hold the stick and cut the apple into quarters if you want to be less messy. Or you can it it like the girls all corn on the cob style and just dig in. Jordan says that you MUST eat it corn on the cob style. She couldn't get enough of these and now she's requesting them instead of cake for her October birthday party. Sounds good to me.
So who wants to lick the computer screen now? I DO!! I bet if you zoom in and get real close, you could probably even smell the chocolate!!

Okay.....it's back to the drawing board for me. I need to finish up some projects. Enjoy!!

19 comments:

Polka Dot Moon said...

OH MY!!! Two of my favorite things.....caramel and chocolate. Now I'm hungry ;)

I will definately be trying this recipe out! Thanks for sharing!

Denise

Carrie said...

Do you know what's the best cleaner to get off lick marks from your computer screen? LOL These look so YUMMY!!!

Terri said...

These sound sooooo good, I love chocolate and caramel and the apple definitely makes them healthy, right?

Tricia said...

My mouth is watering!! I think I need to go eat breakfast now. LOL! :)

Jayne said...

OH my how yummy do they look. I so need to come and visit the USA during late October - Halloween just doesn't happen here in Australia! We also don't have either of those delicious ingredients! I'm off to see if the local US Foods importer stocks them! Thanks for sharing.

Eveline said...

I can hardly see through the computer screen because of all the licking. That really looks good to eat. Good thing they sell none of the mentioned items in The Netherlands. I'm trying to lose weight as it is.
Eveline.

Maria Gurnsey said...

If i could come through my screen I would. If you lived closer, I would be there..LOL!!! These look so good my mouth is watering. Trip to the grocery store is now in the works!!!!!!!!!!

QC said...

Mishy - my hubby and your kid must be related - he doesn't really care for chocolate all that much.

It makes me wonder how on earth I ever agreed to marry him - because I believe chocolate is it's own food group! (Think about it....cocoa is from a bean, which is a legume, which is healthy!!!!)

LOVE these, and what a great idea....I may have to do this for a few special kids around my neighborhood for Halloween!!!

Amanda Angert said...

Now that's just mean, Mish. Dang, I think my drool shorted out my keyboard....

Julia Aston said...

How fun and yummy - and yes - I can smell them - even from far away from the computer screen!!!

Dottie K. said...

Wow these look yummy. Love caramel and of course chocolate. Thanks for sharing! Will have to make these for my niece and nephew for Halloween. :)

Tara said...

Oh My my puter screen is so clean now but funny how it didnt' taste as good as those apples looked! LOL! I will definetly be making those with my kidlets!!

Tami McBeain (tmarie) said...

YUM-A-LICIOUS! A perfect fall treat, and now all these ingredients are on my shopping list!

Melissa said...

Oh, you are adorable! How did ya know I've been craving these little things? They are just as beautiful as your cards dear.
Melis

Debbie Bartak said...

Awe, your the best mom ever!!!
These are the things memories are made of.

DeeDee said...

Mmmmmm, YUMMY!!! THANKS for making me drool on my keyboard Mish!!! LOL!!! I gotta try this one!!! HUGS!!

ninasays said...

mean! mean! mean! :) I just had to get me some caramel chocolate from the fridge because of your post heehee. Love what you did!
Greetings from Germany
Nina

Debbie Olson said...

My WORD! This is fabulous. I want to come eat dessert at your house, Mish!!

Melisa said...

This looks so darn yummy! Thanks for sharing! I'm going to make them for our halloween party.

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