Making Caramel Apples

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We had the most fun the other day. The kids and I got together with some of our friends and each put together our own idea of the perfect caramel apple. Some were simple, some were elaborate and some looked like they were going to bite us back. However, no matter what the caramel apple looked like, each one tasted equally amazing. 
Creating homemade caramel apples is easy and FUN. We believe that time in the kitchen should be carefully and responsibly shared with our children. But please remember to use caution when dealing with hot items and allow children to only help with the portions of this recipe that you feel meets with their abilities. 
How to Create Gourmet Caramel Apples at Home

6 Apples
2 Bags Werthers Baking Caramels
2 Tbs. Milk
Your Choice of Toppings
Get creative with your toppings. . try chopping up different types of Halloween candies, sprinkles or cookies to use. 
Open two bags of Werthers Caramels and unwrap each one. Place the open caramels in a microwave safe dish and add two tablespoons of milk. 
Parents: Microwave the caramels on high for 1 minute, stir. 
Microwave for one additional minute or until the caramels are melted. 
Add a stick to your apple and swirl the apple around in the caramel. 
Have fun decorating your apples with your favorite toppings. 

Here are some of our favorite creations and a peek at all the fun we had! 
Find more recipes and fun ideas at the Werthers Caramel Website.

Are you a fan of caramel apples? 
Tell us, what is your favorite caramel apple topping?
<3 Dick and Jane

PB & Banana Wraps

 This recipe has quickly become one of our favorites. We not only make it for snack time, but it has also become a lunchtime staple. 
Here is what you will need to make this recipe: 

– tortillas
– natural peanut butter
– banana’s
optional: jelly, chocolate chips, honey

How to prepare the dish: 
1) Choose your ingredients. 
2) Lay the tortilla out on a plate
3) Spread peanut butter in the middle of the tortilla
4) Unwrap your banana and lay in over the peanut butter
5) Add your other optional ingredients and fold tortilla over the ends of the banana. Roll the rest of the tortilla up around the banana. 
6) Cut in half and enjoy. 
Did you know: Bananas can actually help improve your mood? So if your feeling blue, prepare this dish and put a smile on your face. 
<3 Dick and Jane