September 28, 2014
Minnie Mouse Caramel Apples--(recipe is per dozen)
21 dozen granny smith apples ( these are best to pair with all the sugar layers we'll add)
31 dozen sticks
41 bag of large marshmallows
52 cans condensed milk turned into caramel
62 packages of melting chocolate ( I used milk chocolate)
71 package pink melting chocolate ( Buy from Walmart, Joann's, etc.)
81 package red melting chocolate
91 package of White M&M's or white Sixlets
1012 clear favor bags
11pink ribbon & red ribbon
How to make the Caramel:
1Place 2 cans sweetened condensed milk into a slow cooker and cover cans completely with water. Cook on low for 8 hours or high for 4 hours. remove from heat and let completely cool before opening.
2When ready to make apples, place caramel in a saucepan and warm to temp medium/high, stirring constantly.
3Add 1 tablespoon of water and stir to thin the caramel out for dipping. (I had to use 1 and 1/2 cups of water because mine was VERY thick).
How to make the laffy taffy bows:
1Buy desired Laffy Taffy colors.
2Unwrap taffy's and place a few at a time in the microwave for 5-10 seconds. Just until they are pliable.
3Shape taffy's into a bow and lay on wax paper and refrigerate. ( I simply placed my fingers on the top and bottom of the taffy in the center and pushed it together for a gathered look.
4I then smoothed out the sides of the bow)
5TIP** spray cooking spray on tips of fingers before shaping the taffy. Keeps it from sticking to your fingers.
6Clean and dry the apples and place them on a cookie sheet lines with wax paper sprayed with cooking spray.
7Put the sticks into the top of the apple then place to refrigerator.
8After 10-15 minutes, take the apples out and dip them one by one into the caramel covering 3/4 of the apple in caramel.
9Place the apples on the wax paper.
10Quickly grab 2 marshmallows and dip the sides in caramel.
11Attach the marshmallows to the top of the apple on each side.
12Repeat until all apples have Minnie Mouse marshmallow ears.
14While those cool and form start melting the milk chocolate on a double boiler.
15You can add pieces of Parrafin Wax (sold at most food stores) to make a shiny coating (Optional).
16Melt until smooth.
17Take the apples out and dip the entire apple in the chocolate.
18Be sure to dip all the way to the stick.
19This will cover the apple and give an even coating.
20Use a butter knife to swipe the excess from the bottom of the apple.
21Place apple back on the wax paper and continue with the other's until complete.
23By now you should have a well formed and obvious Disney Mickey/Minnie apple.
24Next, melt the pink chocolate in a double boiler the same way you did the ,melting chocolate.
25Once smooth, turn off heat and let cool about 5 minutes. (If it's too hot it will melt the milk chocolate off when you dip it. If too cool then it won't dip properly. Be sure to keep an eye on the temp and consistency.)
26Grab the apples from the fridge and dip the apple in half way.
27Grab your M&M's or Sixlets and begin to stagger your candies to look like polka dots on Minnie's dress. Place back onto the wax paper and refrigerate right away.
28Continue with other apples. I did 6 red and 6 pink.
29Refrigerate overnight or at least until cold and hard and voila! You are done and have yourself a fabulous Apple that normally costs $8 each at Disneyland.
Submitted by Cassie Moreno
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