Gourmet Cinnamon White Chocolate Caramel Apples

For Super Saturday at church, I was asked to teach how to make my mom’s Gourmet Cinnamon White Chocolate Caramel Apples. I have to be completely honest, I truly grumbled about it. I crossed my name off the list to teach the class at least twice. Lucky for me, Mormon women are known for their perseverance and the women of my Relief Society wouldn’t take my crossed name off the list as a no. Needless to say, I taught the class today and had a deliciously fun weekend preparing.

Lee and I made the caramel together for our date night when the kiddos were fast asleep. It was so fun. We were both in a bit of a crabby impatient mood and couldn’t stop laughing about all the QVC contraptions we could come up with that would make caramel easier and faster. But the next morning when we tried the homemade caramel, we immediately began planning when we would have time to make more since the church ladies would get most of our first batch!

The next day we dipped a few samplers for the ladies in white chocolate and sprinkled them with cinnamon and sugar. Not all of the “sampler” apples made it to the church… We had a little bit of a gourmet apple feast that night. We also dipped a few pretzels sticks in caramel and chocolate. I know… I know… I have to eat just cucumbers and lemon water for the next four days! But it was worth it. Nothing really compares to homemade gourmet treats. I am so grateful to my Relief Society for getting me into the candy making mood for the holidays.

Anyway, below is the caramel recipe from my mom’s dear friend, Lana Haslam’s recipe box. Give it a whirl for your date night! You can make candy apples, dipped pretzels, chocolate turtles, or just eat it plain. I recommend all of the above.

8 cups of sugar
2 cans of evaporated milk
2 cans of sweetened condensed milk
2 cups of butter
2 tsp. of Vanilla
4 cups of light corn syrup
Melt butter. In a heavy saucepan combine sugar, syrup, and butter over medium heat. While on the medium heat bring mixture to a rolling boil. Slowly pour milk in as you stir. Try and keep the mixture boiling. (if boil dies down it’s okay, but keep going slow).Cook to a firm ball stage or 238 degrees. Once at firm ball stage, take off heat and add vanilla. Stir constantly. Let it cool just a bit and then test an apple.

Caramel Recipe

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