Sunday, September 19, 2010

Blog Candy and Caramel Apples

Apples

This past weekend my son and I made Caramel Apples.. We had gone to an Apple Festival 
in the beautiful mountain town of Hendersonville North Carolina.  I loved it there.  We decided we would get some apples and make them into something yummy.  I found a recipe that was a little different..

Melt your bag of caramels first with 2 tablespoons of water on the stove.  Then dip your apples in the caramel.. Heat the caramel slowly as it burns easily.  Then take about 2 cups of pretzels that have been crushed and roll the apple around in them.. When this has cooled drizzle some milk chocolate on top.. (I used milk chocolate chips).  This is so yummy..

Carmel Apple
AND OF COURSE.. you need to decorate the stick and tag with the new Flourishes Apple of My Eye set.. It has a cute little caramel apple stamp.  I covered my stick with Basic Grey Origins Paper from Flourishes also.. The ribbon is the new Maya Roads ribbon..  

I am sneaking this into the Shabby Tea Room's Challenge.. Inspired by Nature or Green

Don't forget I have blog candy.. HERE.. 

40 comments:

  1. Mmmmmmm, I wish I were at your house enjoying some of those delicious looking caramel apples! What a beautiful card to go with it as well. Your a good momma to do that with your son ;D

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  2. Yummy! I miss apple festivals. We had it in GA, but none here in FL. I have never thought about crushed pretzels on the apples, sounds and looks so good!

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  3. Mmmm thats making me hungry :) Your card is fabulous too.
    Lynne xxx

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  4. YUMMMMMY!! Dawn, there is a shop here at the mall, that makes an apple like this...and sells it for $12 each! You could make a fortune! They are so delicious. Thanks for sharing your recipe with us!

    And, the chance to win those incredible stamp sets!

    He IS Able,
    Traci S.

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  5. Mmmm Dawn that look very yummy!
    Beautifly decorated.

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  6. Everything looks so yummylicious, and that card is just so devine.
    can I pop round for the apples as they look the best I have ever seen.
    back soon, love chris xx

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  7. The card is gorgeous Dawn, love the image and your coloring is fabulous, but if I had to make a choice I am afraid that caramel apple would win. ;)

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  8. OK serious YUM. The card...and the caramel apples lady!

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  9. oh gosh that caramel apple looks yummy! Your card is adorable Dawn! I love the papers you used with this image, and of course your coloring is nothing short of spectacular!

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  10. Mmm caramel apples & pretzels look good! Love the caramel image too.

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  11. OMG!! That looks sooo yummy Dawn!! Wheres mine?!LOL!!! Oh and fabulous card too!LOL! I got off track with drooling over the apple!LOL!

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  12. Gorgeous artwork & coloring! I'm sure your caramel apples didn't last too long...! YUM!

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  13. Your card is so beautiful Dawn! I wish I lived next store...I would definetly want one of these delicious candy apples! I just love the tag you made!

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  14. Gorgeous combination of papers and I love that wooden heart!!

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  15. I like how you used school themed papers to go with your apple image.

    I've never been a fan of caramel apples myself. I love apples and I love caramel but together - not so much.

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  16. WOWEE!! what a GORGEOUS card! and I love the addition of the wood heart. Perfect! Furthermore, that caramel apple looks SCRUMPTIOUS! I'll flip ya for it...LOL ;)

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  17. Your card is stunning - looks like an art print and I would definitely frame it. And those caramel apples - boy, my mouth is watering....

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  18. what a gorgeous 'apple' card....love every detail but especially that little heart button

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  19. oh, my deeeelish! so this is what you were up to last weekend! love the card, that beautiful carmel apple and of course the sweet, sweet tag! great work.

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  20. What a gorgeous card, Dawn! Love the image and your coloring is fabulous! And might I say that the caramel apple looks scrumptious? What a great treat! Thanks for the recipe!

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  21. Oh my goodness, Dawn, your card is out of this world GORGEOUS!! Your coloring...sigh....breathtaking and so very real looking. It truly looks like you could pick those apples!! And let me tell you, that caramel apple...girl, I would so indulge in this yummy looking treat right now. I have been good all day only eating salad and fruit salad, but this mmmmm.....mmmmm good looking apple would get me in trouble in a heartbeat!! Hugs, Sabrina

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  22. This is gorgous .. those apples look good enough to eat! I just ordered that set too, so now you've inspired me to ink it up the moment it arrives! TFS in the Tea Room :)

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  23. Is the blog "candy" this apple? Looks delicious!

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  24. oh yummo Dawn! What a fun project to do with your son...the results look delicious!

    Hope you are well!
    hugs & blessings!

    You should enter this in the Creative Belli Challenge-to use "B" embellies...such as your bow! :)

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  25. Dawn, your card is GORGEOUS!!!! And the caramel apple is SO yummy!!!!!

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  26. Oh my Gosh.....this is surly not on Weight watchers!
    The card is pretty great coloring and I love the ribbon and cute little heart button.
    The Apples look wonderful! Yum.......

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  27. Wow! This is amazing! Love the gorgeous image and coloring, and the sweet wooden heart and papers are the perfect added touch. Your caramel apple looks delicous too!

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  28. Yummy, Dawn - sounds like a wonderful day! Beautiful card, too!

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  29. Your CARD is yummy! CONGRATS on winning! Those apples look REAL!

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  30. Dawn, I love your card and your caramel apple tag! They are both so adorable!
    -mnfroggie (Trina)

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  31. Your coloring technique is truly artistic. Not sure what is 'yummyer' your card or the photo of the carmel apple delight.

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  32. Gorgeous! Love the card design with the gingham ribbon!

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  33. Awesome vintage feel to this gorgeous card, Dawn! How perfect for a back-to-school feel, full of memories. And that candy apple -- it makes me hungry just looking at it!!

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  34. BOY Dawn does that apple look yummy!! Your card is stunning!! I love the combo of the elegant image paired with the school time paper. So creative and beautiful. Gorgeous coloring as always!
    hugs

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  35. WOW!! Your card is so full of beauty, I love this stamp!! And if I thought my jaw could survive, I'd be rushing to the store right now to buy a big bag of caramels!! What a cute way to package a sweet treat, love your covered stick and pretty tag!!

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  36. So beautiful card Dawn,I love the image and the colours.
    So gorgeous papers.

    Hugs Riet.x

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  37. Dawn, all of your Flourishes sneak peeks were absolutey gorgeous!!! Love each and every one!!! Your coloring on this card is FANTASTIC!!! Hugs ~S~

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  38. ACK! OMGosh I'm drooling here, YUM!!! Neve thought to add pretzels, good idea! Wonderful card too!

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  39. YUM! I love sweet and salty and the recipe sounds FAB! LOVE the card - the apple image with all the rustic touches of plaids and wood sets such a lovely mood! Love your style!

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