I really can’t believe that we are almost to the end of October and Halloween is just next week.
Are you planning any Halloween parties or going to any parties? My hubby and I will be hosting our two, 4 year old granddaughters next Saturday night for a sleepover at Granny and Granddad’s house.
We are having a movie night with all the trimmings. You know, the junk food that their parents don’t let them eat on a regular basis, scary movies in the dark. Well, not “scary” movies. I got Disney’s Bedknobs and Broomsticks and Disney’s Alice in Wonderland. They are only 4 and I’m not a big fan of really scary movies either.
So I was looking for more Halloween recipes and came up with a few that I’ll be giving you over this week, for you to enjoy at you own scary parties.
Caramel Apple Surprise
1 package Betty Crocker Gluten Free yellow cake mix
2 cups tart apples, peeled and chopped
20 Kraft caramels
3 tablespoons of Milk
1 cup pecans, toasted and finely chopped
12 Popsicle sticks
1 1/4 teaspoon of Cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon cloves
How to Make Them:
Set the oven temperature to 350 degrees and allow the oven to preheat.
Line a muffin tin with paper liners
Prepare the cake mix as directed on the box for cupcakes adding the cinnamon and the cloves to dry mix.
Fold the apples into the batter well.
Fill the paper lined muffin cups 2/3 full of the batter.
Bake for 20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
Remove and cool in the pan for 10 minutes.
Move the cupcakes to a wire rack to continue cooling to room temperature.
Place the caramels into a saucepan.
Pour the milk over the caramels.
Cook the mixture over low heat, stirring frequently, for 10 minutes or until the caramels have melted and are very smooth.
Spread the caramel mixture over the top of the cupcakes.
Sprinkle the top of the cupcakes evenly with the pecans.
Insert a Popsicle stick into each of the cupcakes before serving.
Makes 12 cupcakes
Caramel apples are always a highlight at Halloween yet they can be so messy and for many children very hard to eat. These cupcakes are less complicated and are a great treat for all your Halloween ghosts and goblins.
Let me know how your ghosts and goblins liked them.