One of America’s Favorites – Caramel Apple

October 15, 2018 at 5:02 AM | Posted in One of America's Favorites | Leave a comment
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Caramel apple with peanuts

Caramel apples or taffy apples are created by dipping or rolling apples-on-a-stick in hot caramel, sometimes then rolling them in nuts or other small savories or confections, and allowing them to cool. Generally, they are called caramel apples when only caramel is applied and taffy apples for when there are further ingredients such as peanuts applied.

For high-volume production of caramel apples, a sheet of caramel can be wrapped around the apple, followed by heating the apple to melt the caramel evenly onto it. This creates a harder caramel that is easier to transport but more difficult to eat. Caramel apple production at home usually involves melting pre-purchased caramel candies for dipping or making a homemade caramel from ingredients like corn syrup, brown sugar, butter, and vanilla. Homemade caramel generally results in a softer, creamier coating.

Bags of caramels are commonly sold during the Autumn months in America for making caramel apples.

In recent years, it has become increasingly popular to decorate caramel apples for holidays like Halloween. Methods used to do this include applying sugar or salt to softened caramel, dipping cooled, hardened apples in white or milk chocolate, or painting designs onto finished caramel apples with white chocolate colored with food coloring.

Classically, the preferred apples for use in caramel apples are tart, crisp apples such as Granny Smith or Fuji apples. Softer, grainy-textured apples can also be used, but are not preferred.

In addition to caramel apples, manufacturers and consumers have started to coat apples in chocolate syrup, peanut butter, etc. and adding toppings such as crushed peanuts, pretzels, mini M&Ms, Reese’s Pieces, coconut flakes, and mini chocolate chips. Candy apple shops and candy apple bars have started to pop up in bigger cities, at weddings and parties to allow people to enjoy the apple with the dipping sauces and toppings they prefer.

* I always think of these around the Halloween Season. When I was growing up my Grandparents owned a small neighborhood store. Every Halloween Season my Grandmother would just make endless amounts of Caramel Apple with crushed Peanuts on them. So Good!!

 

It’s Nuts I tell you……..HALLOWEEN CANDY

October 12, 2017 at 5:24 AM | Posted in nuts, NUTS COM | Leave a comment
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Still time to order HALLOWEEN CANDY! This week from the nuts.com website (https://nuts.com/) its HALLOWEEN CANDY. At the Nuts site they have a fantastic selection of old-time favorites and of the Halloween colors of orange candy, black candy, and brown candy. You can also find candy like Orange M&M’s, Black Licorice Wheels, and Fall Gummy Worms. Besides the huge selection of Candy you’ll also find; NUTS, DRIED FRUIT, SNACKS, COFFEE and TEA, COOKING and BAKING, and GIFTS. Plus there’s FREE shipping on orders over $59, see for details. Below is more about the HALLOWEEN CANDY. Enjoy and Eat Healthy! https://nuts.com/

 

HALLOWEEN CANDY
Celebrate Halloween with spooky treats and old-time favorites. Browse our selection of Halloween candy, or check out our selection of orange candy, black candy, and brown candy.

* Black Australian Licorice
Known for its unique taste and soft and chewy texture, this Black Australian Licorice truly is amazing. Made by the manufacturer of Kookaburra.
* Candy Corn
Few candies are as quintessentially fall as candy corn. Get the nostalgic taste of Halloween all year round!
* Caramels
Our individually wrapped caramels are sweet, chewy and delicious. Smooth as satin, these rich and buttery caramels will bring back fond memories of taking a trip to your favorite candy store as a kid.
* Gummy Brains
Increase your brain matter by munching on these gummy brains! These delicious gummies have great detail and a great fruity berry flavor!
Find these and more!………
https://nuts.com/halloween-candy/

 

* Happy Halloween! No tricks, just treats at Nuts.com! Here are some really neat halloween candies, but don’t feel limited by our Halloween-themed selection on this page, we have hundreds of fabulous and unique candy options! Try something new for the kids! We have 111 varieties of wrapped Halloween candies and much, much more. You can choose candy by flavor or candy by color.

 

Order securely online or call us:
800-558-6887 or 908-523-0333
https://nuts.com/

Choose This, Not That Holiday Treats

December 21, 2016 at 6:12 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Living On Line | Leave a comment
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From the Diabetic Living Online website its – Choose This, Not That Holiday Treats. You can still enjoy the Holiday treats and not over do it withtips and recipes from the Diabetic Living Online website. Less calories and carbs and Diabetic Friendly! Enjoy and Eat Healthy! http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/

 

 

Choose This, Not That Holiday TreatsDiabetic living logo

Yummy, tempting treats are everywhere this time of year. What do you do if you’re following a diabetic diet? Good news! We’ve picked the best options from the holiday treat table. Just be sure to count them as part of your regular meal plan so your blood glucose and weight loss goals aren’t forgotten.

 

 

How to Stand Up to Tempting Holiday Treats

When the holidays roll around, there’s never a lack of tempting treats. For a person with diabetes, it’s important to be armed with better-for-you options that satisfy your holiday cravings. The following substitutions, while more healthful than the traditional treats, still contain calories, fat, and carbohydrates, which need to be accounted for in your daily eating plan.

 
Choose Fat-Free Kettle Corn Over Caramel Corn

Choose This: Orville Redenbacher’s SmartPop! 94% Fat Free Microwave Kettle Korn (1 cup = 19 cal., 4 g carb., 0 g fat, 1 g pro.)

Not That: Homemade or purchased caramel corn (1 cup = 236 cal., 36 g carb., 11 g fat, 1 g pro.)

Popcorn is typically a healthy snack choice, but caramel corn is loaded with sugar and butter — and calories and fat. Snacking on Orville Redenbacher’s SmartPop! Kettle Korn saves many calories and carbohydrates because it’s sweetened with a sugar substitute…..

 

 
Choose Sugar-Free Hard Candies Over Caramels

Choose This: Werther’s Original Sugar Free Hard Candies (1 piece = 8 cal., 3 g carb., 0 g fat, 0 g pro.)

Not That: Homemade or purchased caramels (1-inch square = 80 cal., 12 g carb., 4 g fat, 0 g pro.)

Traditional caramels are made with sugar, sugar, and more sugar, which makes them hard to work into a healthy eating plan. Trading a piece of sugar-free hard caramel candy not only saves carbohydrates and fat, it also takes longer to eat, making it a longer-lasting treat….

 

 

* Click the link below to get all the – Choose This, Not That Holiday Treats
http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/food-to-eat/nutrition/choose-this-not-that-christmas-treats

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