Caramel Apple Bites

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It’s been a few days but here I am with another recipe. Took a little break to welcome my adorable baby nephew đŸ™‚ His name is Marco James and he was born on November 14th. He’s great, as is my sister, and I couldn’t be more excited!

Caramel apples remind me a lot of autumn, so this is the perfect time to make this easy and delicious snack. I will be sharing another recipe with caramel and apples in the near future, so come back soon. Wink, wink.

This recipe is incredibly easy. All you need is two ingredients for the base (plus water), but you can add as many toppings as you’d like. Chocolate chips, coconut flakes, sprinkles, nuts, etc, are wonderful choices.

You can also decide how much caramel you want to have. You’ll see in the photo that I submerged and drizzled bites. Both are easy to do and taste yummy. It’s all about your preference.

You’ll need:
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  • Caramels (I used Kraft – you’ll need about 1 cube for every 2 bites)
  • Apples

Step 1:
Wash and peel your apples. You can use whatever kind of apple you want.
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Using a melon peeler, scoop out your bites. I was able to get about 8 pieces per apple, but that number depends entirely on how big your apples are.
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Melt the caramel squares. Add about 1 teaspoon of water for every 5-6 squares you have in your saucepan. This will prevent the caramel from burning and make the texture easy to work with.
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Use the point of a knife or 1-2 prongs of a fork to hold each bite. Dip and set on a piece of wax paper to cool. If you are adding toppings, do this immediately before the caramel hardens.
*Note – be sure to pat the bites totally dry before dipping them in the caramel so it doesn’t just slide off!
image1I guess you could bypass most of this process by just buying this guy, but where’s the fun in that? Try this out and, as always, gimme some oven lovin’.

Nutella Crepes

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Earlier this week, I shared with you some of the highlights of my road trip adventure. During that journey, we stopped in Harrisburg and had some super scrumptious crepes (!!) that I haven’t stopped thinking about. Because of that, I decided to make my own and satisfy the craving that I’ve been having for days. While I can honestly say mine weren’t as good as the chef’s, this recipe does come pretty darn close.

You’ll need:

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  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tbsp butter, melted
  • 1 cup AP flour
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • Nutella

Steps:

1. In a bowl, whisk together milk, water, eggs, and butter.

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2. Continue whisking and slowly add in the flour. You should see that it’s becoming thicker but still very creamy. Add the salt.

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3. Spray a pan that is on medium-low heat. Using a ladle, pour a spoonful amount into the middle and tilt the pan in a circular motion so that the batter thins out evenly along the base.

4. After 2-3 minutes, the edges will start to curl up. Flip the crepe over and cook the other side.

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5. Scoop out a tablespoon (or more hehe) of Nutella and plop it onto the outer edge of the cooked side. After about 30 seconds, it’ll be smooth enough to spread.

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6. Flip over the opposite edge to make a semi-circle and cook each side for another minute. At this point you can also add more Nutella and repeat the process to fold into fours. Your pick.

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7. Top with some powdered sugar or whipped cream (or both!) and enjoy the deliciousness that’s erupting in your mouth.

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Gimme some oven lovin’.