Candy Apples and Hot Chocolate

There is a recipe party over at Rhoda’s today and since I made two simple fall like treats today (with the camera nearby I thought I would share with all of you. Click here to go to Southern Hospitality to check out other recipes being shared.

The hubby had mentioned wanting candy apples when we were at the pumpkin farm last week, but they did not have any. So when I was walking around the grocery for a few things I remembered his request and thought why not, I was off of work for a couple of days and thought it might be something the kids would be able to help me with.

Well no go with the kiddos helping last night but I did get around to making them while the kids were at school the afternoon. Hubby has really enjoyed his two! The steps are below… the recipe is on the back of the caramel bag which you can now find in the candy aisle of your store. The sticks for the apples come with the caramels. It really is very simple to do, give them a try.

Step 1:  Caramels and a tablespoon of water

Step 1: Caramels and a tablespoon of water

Step 2:  Sticks in the Honeycrisp Apples

Step 2: Sticks in the Honeycrisp Apples

Step 3:  Melt the Caramels.

Step 3: Melt the Caramels.

Step 4:  The finished taste sensation which the hubby has enjoyed eating!

Step 4: The finished taste sensation which the hubby has enjoyed eating!

The kiddos have swim lessons on Thursday night and always need a snack after using up all their extra reserves of energy after a long day at school. Tonight Josh was quizzing me in the car for what he could have for desert. I started with the usual, apple, banana, granola bar or caramel apple … he said no to each (usually he is not the desert kind of kid so I do not have alot of desert type stuff around) then since it is SO cold outside I thought of Hot Chocolate. He immediately replied, yeah!!

The REAL stuff!

The REAL stuff!

Believe it or not, last year was the first time I tried my hand at making hot chocolate with real cocoa powder versus the mixes. Everyone it is so worth any extra trouble just to make it from scratch and not from a mix. If you like Startbucks hot chocolate than you are going to love this stuff.

Before Milk is added

Before Milk is added

What is not to love, cocoa powder, sugar, salt, water, milk and vanilla… bet the lables on those mixes does not have such a simple ingredient list.

Stirring it up!

Stirring it up!

Time wise maybe an extra 10 min. but the taste is so much better….

Yummy!

Yummy!

The boy, he loved every last drop he could get. That is even without marshmellows!

Yummy....perfect drink for after swimming lessons

Yummy....perfect drink for after swimming lessons

Hope you have enjoyed my two simple recipes for simple fall yumminess. 🙂

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