Pin Reaper: Shannon Donnelly
Original Inspiration: https://uk.pinterest.com/pin/96123773270576509/
What I Did: I typed in “easy Halloween dessert” and came across the mini carmel apples. At first glance these apples looks adorable, yummy, and I was up for the challenge. The first thing I realized I needed was the mini scooper and after several different stop I realized I was going to have to trudge on without it. The measuring spoon worked pretty good and all was going well. I was excited about the yummy hard caramel I used. My thinking was that I could soften it, dip the mini apples, stick them in the fridge, and they would harden…simple right? While cursing and sweating a little, I completed all the steps in just 4 hours (including the trips to the store). I checked the fridge and was disappointed to discover I failed. I know what I did wrong; it was the caramel, but honestly all that effort and I still have no dessert! I should have bought those caramel apples that I saw for $1.
Next Time I Will: not use Trader Joe’s caramel. It tastes great, but the caramel won’t harden. Go with what I know works, what I have used before, and don’t experiment when I’m on a timeline and not in the mood for a fail.