Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Super easy caramel apple dip

With all the delicious apples this time of year you are going to need this dip hangin’ around in the fridge.

IMG_8694It’s super easy to make and oh so tasty!

The kids will love it!

the adults will love it!
your neighbors will love it {if you share, that is}

You can even add a spoonful to your cup of hot apple cider and there you go….

your own version of some fancy drink they sell at Starbucks, but it costs a whole lot less.

IMG_86531 bag of caramel bits or caramel squares {unwrapped} 11-14oz.
1 can sweetened condensed milk {fat free works just great}


Combine the caramel bits and milk in a microwave proof bowl or measuring cup and heat a little at a time in the microwave. I start with 1 minute and then 30 second intervals, stirring between each time. You want to just melt the caramel bits. It took me about 2 minutes total, but if you use the caramel squares it might take a little longer.

When it’s cool, store in the fridge for up to 2 weeks {if it even lasts that long :)}.

It fits perfectly into a little pint mason jar perfect for giving as a gift. It must  be pretty great, I used perfect twice in one sentence. just sayin’ 

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Here’s a tag you can right click and save to your computer if you’d like.
I printed it on white cardstock and cut it out freehand. You might need to reduce the size depending on what you want.

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Enjoy!

this post is linked to Raising homemakers, Somewhat Simple, Fireflies and Jellybeans, Crafty Soiree, Paisley Passions, A little Knick Knack, Fingerprints on the fridge, Hodgepodge Friday, Pretty packages, Weekend Wrap-up 

41 comments:

  1. Mmm, i love caramel dip! I will have to give your recipe a try. Thanks for sharing! :)

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  2. I love caramel! Thanks for the tag too.

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  3. That is so easy! I will have to make some...my boys love to dip their apples in carmel!

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  4. that might be the cutest gift idea I ever saw!! LOVE IT! :)

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  5. I love caramel dip, I am just bummed I haven't been able to find those bits at my grocery store yet. I've looked three places:( So I have to unwrap mine. Cute presentation! Thanks for linking up to A Crafty Soiree! Please come by again next week!

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  6. I am from Romania and I'm glad I discovered your blog, especially because we are sisters in Christ. :)
    I love the caramel dip idea. Indeed it makes a beautiful gift. Sadly we don't have those ingredients here but I already have in my mind some ideas to replace them with smth similar.
    Thank you!

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  7. I'm your newest follower. http://moogieland.blogspot.com/

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  8. oh man. this looks so bad for my teeth. wow. I might be dropping my the grocery store on the way home from work tomorrow for a friday night treat.

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  9. Hi, I hopped over from crazydomestic and had to make your darling little pumpkins! And then, had to see your blog ~ and I am in love with it!

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  10. One word...Yumm! Stopping by from Hodgepodge Friday. Have a great weekend!
    http://www.inspired2cook.com

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  11. Yum, I love caramel dip! And the tag is just such a sweet finishing touch! I hopped over from somewhatsimple!

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  12. What a DARLING gift idea!!! I am thinking it would be super fun for neighbor gifts this Christmas. Thanks so much for linking up and sharing this on Thrilling Thursday @ Paisley Passions :)

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  13. Wow! This is fantastic! I hope you'll come link it up to my Halloween party this weekend. www.whilehewasnapping.blogspot.com. It would be such a great addition! It looks wonderful!

    Krista
    whilehewasnapping@gmail.com

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  14. oooooooh! I LOVE food gifts! If you get a chance, stop by the Pretty Packages party and share this...yummers!
    http://blackberryvine.blogspot.com/2010/10/pretty-packages-party-3.html
    smiles!

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  15. Thanks for sharing at the Pretty Packages Party! It would be the perfect gift with or without a small basket of apples!
    smiles!

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  16. This sounds so yummy! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  17. oh! I am going to have to try this! My carmel recipes get too hard when they are cold... this one looks perfect!

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  18. I'm pretty sure I just drooled on the keyboard. This looks so amazing!!! I can't wait to try!

    Thank you for visiting and your sweet comment :)

    Meaghan @ unexpectedgrace

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  19. Yum. I'm going to make this, then I'm going to drink it. Not really. Maybe. I'm so glad you including the tag- when I saw the thumbnail at the linky party, it really caught my eye. So simple and cute! Thanks for sharing!

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  20. Oh my yum! I am definitely bookmarking this post to try to make later! Thank you!

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  21. Yummy! I am going to make these for teacher gifts...perfect! Thanks for sharing! I am a new follower...come visit me at terelauritsen.blogspot.com and join me for my link parties on Thursdays! Have a great weekend!

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  22. Oh my...YUM! I also think I may have drooled a bit when I saw your recipe. This really looks wonderful & what a great fall gift idea. Thanks for sharing.

    Blessings, Tracy

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  23. I made this today and my family LOVED it!!!

    Come by Thrilling Thursday on 10/14. I am going to feature your YUMMY link! Also, feel free to grab an "I Thrilled on Thrilling Thursday" featured button off my sidebar if you would like :)

    Thanks for sharing your creative talent with me and my readers. Hope you stop by and join in the party again soon!!!

    ~Lori

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  24. Ohhhh I'm trying this!

    Jo
    http://smilemonsters.blogspot.com

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  25. Oooh, we just went to the apple orchard! I'm definitely making this! ;)

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  26. Yum! Yum! I have been totally craving carmel dip. This looks just divine!

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  27. Yum! Now I'm going to make this for our family movie night this weekend! Thank you!

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  28. I want to make this! I love your blog! I think I need to go back and read more :) I also want to tell you about my "Handmade Tuesdays." Each Tuesday I feature a tutorial from a crafter (let me know if you ever want to be featured!) but then I also am having a linky at the bottom for other people to link up tutorials :) I am trying really hard to get it growing! :) I am also going to feature etsy shops :)

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  29. If you give this as a gift does it have to be refrigerated right away?

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  30. Alisa I LOVE this... I am going to make it today! Thanks for linking up to A Crafty Soiree... can't wait to see what you have tomorrow (-:

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  31. Thanks for all the comment love!!

    Carla~ I left mine on the counter for the first day and it was just fine, but I do keep it in the fridge now. It's not "preserved" so it should be put in the fridge when possible. Hope that helps!

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  32. I plan on making crepes this weekend. I am going to fill them with my homemade chunky applesauce, top with fresh whipped cream and this caramel sauce. I have a feeling it will be a winner!

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  33. Thank you for sharing! You are a Superstar this week!
    Gay
    itsahodgepodgelife.blogspot.com

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  34. Oh and thank you for inspiring me! I just finished some pumpkins and I posted about them. Thanks again.
    Gay
    itsahodgepodgelife.blogspot.com

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  35. I love this idea! Can't wait to try it. I'm your newest follower!

    livinglifecrafty.blogspot.com

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  36. This looks amazing. I tried making homemade maple caramel sauce last week and totally bombed, hahah. My sugar didn't properly dissolve, I cooked it too long, it turned out to be this pseudo-maple-ish too-hard, grainy concoction that is currently sitting in my fridge, probably to be forgotten until next Spring hahah.

    Needless to say THIS recipe sounds a bit more foolproof!!

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  37. I made this today and it is so yummy! I plan to make it for my kiddos teachers for a Halloween treat! Thanks so much for sharing!

    Christy

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  38. This is absolutely the best caramel apple dip that I have ever eaten! THANK YOU for sharing it....

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  39. THANK YOU! Easy and fabulous! Great for a hostess gift too!

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  40. The dip really looks so delish! I love this so much. I have been making this since you posted it.

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