FAUX CARAMEL APPLES

“It seems I’m always the last to know!”  Me

Someone, a 23-year-old young man, recently told me about a little sweet snack that’s easy to make and serve.  So now I’ve been sharing this sweet snack with friends who generally say, “Oh, I’ve been making those for years!”  Then they roll their eyes to let me know how far out of the loop I am.  “Has she been living under a rock,” their eye roll seems to say.

So here’s another such recipe that I’ve recently humiliated myself with in more ways than one, except that I was saved by having grandchildren.  And full disclosure, this is not something that a person trying to eat lo-carb will want to gobble up on a regular basis.

INGREDIENTS:

Green seedless grapes

white chocolate, an oxymoron

chopped peanuts

DISTRUCTIONS:

Melt the white chocolate in a glass dish in the microwave at 20 second blasts, stirring in between.  You won’t need a lot.  Maybe 1/8 cup.

Wash and dry the grapes.  Dip the top of the grape, the part where the stem had been attached, into the melted white chocolate and then into the chopped peanuts.  Place them on a plate to dry.  Refrigerate.

They look something like this.

grapes

Not able to leave well enough alone, I tried making these little darling using not only chopped peanuts but also ground nuts.  Even though these were easier to make I didn’t get enough peanut taste with this version.

I also tried making them with melted chocolate chips, the real chocolate.  Too bitter.  Perhaps a melted chocolate bar?

Anyway, when you pop one of these into your mouth it tastes like a caramel apple.  It has the tart, sweet, and nutty tastes all combined together.  They’re also supposed to look like little acorns.

And although my creations were tasty, they lacked something in aesthetics.  This is where having grandchildren saved the day.  “My grandchildren helped me make these!” I’d exclaim, with my fingers crossed behind my back.  Actually, grandchildren would probably love to help with this project.  Fortunately for me, most of my grandchildren are in their twenties and able to help do the dishes too.  Got to love them at that age!

Loveya – The Grandma

 

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Artist, African hand drum student, yoga neophyte, and Grandmother of 22 or so grandchildren. I enjoy cooking and writing. I value good friends and quiet times for reading.

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