foodie fridays: easy bourbon caramel apples with chocolate chip brownie brittle
Not in the hormonal sense because Lord knows, my bra size was a 36C in 7th grade. TMI?
I remember 7th grade being all kinds of awkward town USA population me. I would spend so much energy on trying to look perfect, which was a huge joke because the style back then was Nirvana grunge. The thought that I had to have perfectly curled hair while sporting a flannel shirt was ridic. Drama Queen.
Wait. Isn’t flannel back in? No? Maybe? I can never keep up. Sometimes I walk into Forever 21 just to see what “the young, hip kids” are wearing. After five minutes of walking around the store talking out loud to myself, “What f*%k is that? I would have to paint that on my thighs. Where do you put your crotch?” I sigh and bolt to LuLulemon for the latest version of yoga pants.
Shoot. Where was I? Oh, yes, blooming. Late blooming that is.
I was thinking last week about certain things one should make in the kitchen, especially during fall. I’ve covered pumpkin muffins, Halloween spicy fig cake, pumpkin skillet cookies, and apple bourbon sangria. But after scrolling through the 3,936 options on Pinterest for pumpkin bars, I spotted a caramel apple. “DUDE. You’ve never made caramel apples.”, I told myself. “Like, I know DUDE”, I responded.
After a 12 second conversation with myself, I decided I needed to action the caramel apple. Now, this recipe does not require the whole thermometer (a.k.a potentially burning down your house). Simply melt some caramels, add bourbon, milk, stir, and dip. But! Don’t forget the most epic part, crushed chocolate chip brownie brittle, yo! You can really dip the caramel apples into whatever you want, but why not brownie chunks? Am I right?
Dave Grohl gives it two drummer sticks up.
Easy Bourbon Caramel Apples with Chocolate Chip Brownie Brittle
4 honey-crisp apples
4 granny smith apples
2 15oz packages caramels, wrappers removed
2/3 cup unsweetened condensed milk
2 tablespoons bourbon
4 cups crushed chocolate chip brownie brittle, crushed
8 candy sticks
In a large dutch oven, add the caramels, milk, and bourbon. Bring to a medium heat and continue to stir careful to not burn the bottom. Make sure to stir often, turn heat to low.
Meanwhile, lay out a piece of parchment paper. Place apples on parchment paper, remove stems, and poke tops with candy sticks. Next, place crushed brownie brittle into a large bowl. Take an apple and dip it into the caramel covering the apple. Then dip the caramel apple into the crushed brownie brittle. Roll it around so it's covered well. Place covered apple back onto parchment paper to set. Repeat process with remaining apples!
The bourbon caramel apples last year, but this whole brownies brittle thing is blowing my mind. Awesome!
Thanks, Tieghan! Have a fab weekend!
I’ve NEVER made caramel apples either and that might need to change. Plus I’ve got a HUGE stash of brownie brittle just waiting to get used.
DUDE!!!!! You gotta’ dew it.
If it’s good enough for Dave Grohl, it’s good enough for me. 😛
Looks crazy delicious! I’m so re-dipping once I’ve made my way through the layer of caramel! Yumster!
Right?!!! I like your style Sune! Have a wonderful weekend.
Bourbon caramel?! Girl, I love you.
Thanks, Katrina! Cheers to the weekend!
Yuuuuuummmmm … holy mother of all that is delicious!! I love that this is a no themometer recipe … yes, because I do fear burning down my house – and with my luck, there would be some sort of fire !!
Yay!! I’m glad I am not the only one with fear of burning down the house! Thanks, Sharana! Have a wonderful weekend!
Killing me with the bourbon lately. Ahhhh! I want it all! These look amazing. Happy Friday, girl! XO
You too, Liz!!! xoxo
Best use of brownie brittle yet! Or maybe I’m just really in a caramel-y mood. 🙂
And I totally know what you mean about browsing the crazy at Forever 21. What the heck? Who wears this stuff?? Sigh. Kids these days. (We’re beginning to sound like old ladies.)
Oh, and two thumbs up for the bourbon!
I know! Sigh. Where is the forever 30 store? I mean, for reals. Have a great weekend, love!
Totally jealous that a) you have these caramel apples in your possession at this moment because I very much wish I had one (OK five) for breakfast, and b) of your bra size. I basically looked like a boy until I was pregnant. 😉
Oh my goodness. I am loving the sound of this! I love caramel apples of any kind!
i always thought candy apples were much harder than this, but it sounds pretty simple!
Whhuuut these look amazing!! The brittle sounds awesome!
Given that I am minorly petrified of actually making caramel…AND happen to have eight pounds of apples sitting in my life. These are a WIN.
I’m a late bloomer in the caramel apple making crew also, btw. It happens.
This is brilliant!
This is such a fun fall treat! Love the crunchy brownie brittle coating.
Choc chip brownie brittle?!? Oh my gawd!!
I am in love with these apples! A fall must try!
Where do I find chocolate chip brownie brittle???
Found them – nevermind. They even have flavors!!!