Monday, October 13, 2008

Fall Camp Out Party!

It was a beautiful fall weekend spent mostly cleaning and getting ready to have a garage sale in a couple weeks. I swept up thousands of pine needles off of the deck and somehow got inspired to throw a fall party. I asked my 11 yr old daughter if she would like to have a fall party and after discussing it for a bit, we decided that we were going to throw a Fall Camp Out Party for her and her friends this next saturday. It's not her birthday or anything...just felt like throwing a party! Now the fun for begins...planning & decorating!

I have decided to set up a caramel apple station where the girls will make their own caramel apples and dip them into goodies such as; candy corn, nuts, chocolate chips, and sprinkles.

Here is a recipe for Crock Pot Caramel Apples:
1. caramel candies. This time of year in the produce section, there should be bags of soft caramel complete with popsicle stick handles.
2. apples (one bag of caramel makes 4 large apples)
3. nuts/sprinkles/whatever topping you want
4. 2 T water
5. popscicle sticks

The Directions.

Use a 1.5 quart or larger crockpot---I used a 4 quart.

Unwrap all of the caramel, and add them and 2 tablespoons of water to the crockpot. Cover and cook on high for 1 to 2 hours, checking every 20 minutes or so. The caramel is ready when it is shiny and can be stirred easily.

Put the popsicle sticks into the apples by the stems. Use a spoon to ladle the caramel over the apple, and swirl to completely cover the whole thing. Dip into chopped nuts or sprinkles if desired.

Let cool on parchment paper or Release foil.

I have some more planning to do & a tent to buy so I'll keep you posted throughout the week on the plans. If you have any ideas for a fall punch, outdoor fall games, etc.. please let me know.


Anonymous said...

Crock pot carmel apples? Who knew - I have never heard of that!

Liz said...

Whoa, in a crock pot? Now that is exciting!

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