This year none of the original 3 are close-by but in keeping with tradition I asked Andrew on a date! We went to a straw maze instead of the haunted mill. Andrew lead us out in a record 13 minutes. I had no idea where I was the whole time. The maze was not lit and everything looked the same to me. I was lost after 1 minute--I could't even point towards the entrance. Not so for Andrew, he ran and I struggled to keep up. The website said it took people around 45 minutes to get out of the maze, I thought we would be there forever. I was convinced that Andrew was putting on a show and really had no idea what he was doing but before I knew it we were out of there!
Now comes the tasty part...the carmel apples! We had such a hard time finding all the things we needed for our apples. We went to 3 different stores looking for popsicle sticks mini m&ms (both of which are essential for making carmel apples!) In the end we had to settle for jumbo craft sticks in Walmarts craft section. Below I have included WAY too many pictures documenting our creations.
I have to take a moment to praise my wonderful pans. A group of aunts, uncles, and cousins on my dad's side got together and bought Andrew and I pans and a vacuum for our wedding. Both the pans and the vacuum are amazing. Theses are seriously the best pans I have every used. Nothing sticks to them. Not even rice crispy treats or carmel! Thank you, thank you everyone who went in on this present--and thanks to my Aunt Debra for picking out such wonderful pans!
The reason I am making this face is because I asked Andrew to take a close up of the apple but instead I got this..
Remember those jumbo craft sticks? (Andrew called them tongue depressors)
Every carmel apple should have a layer of chocolate..
I attempted to decorate them with melted chocolate in a plastic bag with a corner snipped off.
This apple is the one I made for myself--there is a very thick layer of chocolate and the tons of mini m&ms. It was delicious!
In case you are wondering: No, we did not eat all of those apples by ourselves. We gave away most of them to our friends :)