So Halloween was about a week ago or so. During Halloween weekend it was full with crazy parties, ridiculous costumes and just huge amounts of fun in general. On the weekend, after all the crazy partying had subsided and in continuing with the spirit of Halloween my girlfriend and I went over to a friends house which turned into a giant mix of Candy Apple making, Jack-O-Lantern carving and drinking. It was a blast.
The day started off with Kirsten and Callie creating the caramel sauce for the apples as well as melting the chocolate for the chocolate drizzle, while Jon and myself were relaxing on the couch with some beers trying to find actual Halloween music on the internet(which is impossible to find FYI).
The caramel was a bit runny, but with 4 engineers in the house the issue was not a problem. We added a few more blocks of caramel to the mixture and soon we were ready to go.
This was by far the funnest part. People grabbing spoons left right and center, throwing apples into every bowl imaginable. It was a messy, messy process and sadly it was over far too fast. But here was out result. I think they look awesome! The caramel was still a bit runny but a short 5minute visit to the freezer solved that.
We had to eat one right away and as Jon was cutting it he so brilliantly put it, “They trick you into thinking this sorta stuff is good for you, because its got apples in it, but its actually diabetes on a stick.”
Either way it was so delicious. Although you couldn’t have more then 2-3 pieces of apple before you needed to take a break from all that sugary goodness.
We had a lot of left over toppings. So while everyone was recovering and still trying to find appropriate Halloween music I decided to create…
Using the extra caramel and chocolate sauce I was attempting to make some type of chocolate/caramel bar with extra white chocolate on top. Once it was made it was put in the freezer for about 25minutes to harden up.
And the results were fantastic. It came out of the freezer and looked great but once cut and you could see all the layers and it looked even better.
They were sooooo delicious but after a few bites we definitely went into a sugar comma. Completely worth it thou.
Since we were full of sugar and it was early in the night we decided to start carving some pumpkins. There were 6 of us at this point so we divided up into 3 teams. Each of us had our own design. So we set up shop and got to work!
Things were going well. Mid carve Callie started to get a bit hungry so she decided to take all the pumpkin seeds and roast them in the oven with a variety of spices. However, she clearly couldn’t wait.
However, when all was said and done we have 3 great Jack-O-Lanterns.🙂