Crickhollow Witch Happy Hobbit

You just might be in for a frightful tale if you’re brave enough to join Fili and Kili to learn how to make caramel apples… Happy Halloween!  If you want another thrilling tale, check out Kili’s book here. WARNING: This caramel is dangerously sticky/chewy! The recipe is below if you’d like to try it out yourself!


Caramel apples


6 medium apples
6 wooden skewers
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1 can (14oz) sweetened condensed milk
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla


1. Remove apple stems and stab in skewers where the stem grows. Dip apples in boiling water for about 20 seconds each to remove their waxy coating and dry completely.

2. In a saucepan, mix sugar, corn syrup, milk and salt. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, to 230°F on candy thermometer or until a few drops of syrup dropped into cup of cold water forms a soft ball that flattens when removed from water. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla. Cool slightly.

3. Quickly dip apples into caramel, swirling until completely covered and rotating above pan to remove excess caramel. Dip bottoms in candy sprinkles. Place apples onto wax or parchment paper until caramel is set.

4. Eat! With caution! These apples are quite the challenge to consume but are bound to make any dwarf happy!