This is the caramel apple station I set up on the patio. Apples, sticks, coffee filters, tray lined with wax paper, fall sprinkles, chocolate chips and peanut butter chips.
-apples (makes 8)
-wooden craft sticks
-1 1/2 TBSP. butter
-1 1/2 TBSP. light brown sugar
-6 TBSP. water
-Canola oil spray
In a medium saucepan, melt butter. Add brown sugar and water, stirring constantly until smooth. Bring to a boil, cover, and simmer for 2 to 3 minutes, until mixture is thin and sticky. Remove from heat. Insert stick into bottom of apple. Switl each apple in caramel until coated, then roll in candy or sprinkles (I gave each kid a coffee filter for them to first put their toppings in and then they could roll their apple in their coffee filter). Place apples on a cookie sheet covered with wax paper and coated with canola oil spray. Refrigerate for at least one hour before serving. (I thought I could skip the fridge part and sadly, I was mistaken! )
Waiting their turn...
I should have had chopped peanuts as well but I wasn't thinking!
The girls' pink sandbox was a hit!
Next up we played a game called "Doughnuts on a string". You can't imagine how hilarious it is to tie a doughnut to a string and watch little kids try to eat it with their arms behind their backs! Do it! Even if it's just your kids and there is no party...it's hilarious!
They do get a little frustrated trying to take those bites because they want it so badly!