Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Pregnancy Cravings- Sweet & Salty Apples

The jury is out on the most common pregnancy craving; at least the polls here at Cute-Ecakes have determined it to be a 5 way tie...hmmm. This caught my eye however, and since I am such a fan of the sweet and salty combo, I'm thinking it will look good to a pregger too! Easy. Kid friendly. Satisfies the fruit, the potato chip, the candy all in one? The winner this week is from my number one go to location for recipes, . I love that you can type ingredients you HAVE, and they will return recipes in the ingredient search!

6 Granny Smith apples
6 wooden sticks
1 (14 ounce) package individually wrapped caramels, unwrapped
2 tablespoons water
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 tablespoons coarse sea salt
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Insert wooden sticks 3/4 of the way into the stem end of each apple. Place apples on a cookie sheet covered with lightly greased aluminum foil.
Combine caramels and water in a saucepan over low heat. Cook, stirring often, until caramel melts and is smooth. Stir in the vanilla. Dip each apple into the caramel and gently run apples around insides of saucepan to scrape off some of the caramel. Scrape excess caramel from the apple bottoms using the side of the saucepan. Place on the aluminum foil. Sprinkle lightly with the coarse salt and chill.
Put the chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl. Cook in the microwave for 30 second intervals, stirring between each, until melted and smooth. Drizzle over the apples and return them to the refrigerator until ready to serve.


Chloe said...

Mmmm! Looks great! I'm following from Thursday's Friends Cafe. :)

Jessyca said...

Hi I am a new follower. I came from Get Wired Wednesday Blog Hop. Those Apples look tasty! I hope u will follow me back. Thanks

Olivia said...

Aloha from Hawaii!!! New follower here via the blog hop.... and, WOW, do those apples look delicious!!! Hope you're having an amazing week!!! :) -

Good Girl Gone Green said...

oh yum! If and when i am pregnant with number 2....will have to make some! :)

G.O.A.L Model Metra said...

YUMMY!!! Great blog! I am following from Terrific Thurdays Blog Hop!

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The Rheinlander's said...

Sounds YUM! Thanks for coming by and linking up with Thursdays Friends Cafe! Looking forward to your post : )

Lindsey said...

Thanks for linking up with us at Mom Blog Monday! I'm now following you back!

Alexis said...

That looks so yummy! Can't wait to try this one!

Rhe Christine said...

hmmmmm, i'm preggers, but I'm not so sure about the salt on there, LOL! But the rest of it looks simply divine. maybe I could just take one bite of that and then put a potato chip in my mouth, LOL!!!

I'm catching up on my follows from Hop Along with Me, Monday hop! Your etsy stuff is amazing!!!

The Jacobsen Family! said...

Yum and FUN! We did this last fall and had a blast!
New follower from the hop! =) Please follow back!