Easy Bourbon-Caramel Apples with Pecans are a grown-up treat for fall and Halloween! #glutenfree | www.safways.com

Who says trick-or-treating ghosts, ghouls, and goblins should have all the fun this Halloween? That’s right, I’m giving everyone’s fall and Halloween favorite, caramel apples, a dizzy, adults-only spin by spiking ’em with bourbon – yeehaw!


Can we talk about how much I love Halloween, by the way? I haven’t celebrated in costume in years – I think the last time was when Ben and I dressed up likeShawn Johnson和Bela Karolyi(HAHAHA,) in 2008. TWO THOUSAND AND EIGHT? We are fun people, I promise. Anyway, one of my most favorite memories of Halloween as a child was dressing up as a bunny rabbit when I was maybe six, complete with a plastic bunny nose attached to a string that covered my entire nose but stopped just above my mouth so I could breathe. Well, we were getting down to the wire – 10 minutes ’til go time – and I could not find that dang bunny nose anywhere! We searched high and low but no dice. Luckily one of my brothers dressed up as like, I don’t know, a zombie that year and had leftover face paint so my Mom quickly applied a black nose, white mouth, rosy cheeks, and whiskers, and then huddled all of us together to take a picture.

Guess what I found as I reached up to adjust my bunny ears before the flash? That damn plastic bunny nose! It had been making my nose sweaty (no nose holes, y’all) so I’d put it on top of my head to air things out while I was finishing getting ready and totally forgot. Why nobody, especially my Mom who was inches away from it while applying face paint, didn’t see it, I’ll never know. (Nose firmly in place over face paint in pic below!)

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Easy Bourbon-Caramel Apples with Pecans are a grown-up treat for fall and Halloween! #glutenfree | www.safways.com

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I promise I haven’t just finished eating one of these boozy delights, I’m just well,delighted,with how the sticky, sweet, and risque caramel apples kissed by crunchy pecans came out. I’m partnering withFisher Nutsagain this year and developed the recipe, which is inspired by my favorite fall drinkGinger + Apple + Bourbon,to highlight their preservative-free pecans halves and update a classic fall treat.

这是勺子 - 4种成分,15分钟,严重险恶。我不能告诉你脆皮苹果,烟熏波旁,甜焦糖和脆脆的山核桃的组合多么美味。这使得经典的焦糖苹果提出了几千个缺口,是几个星期前我们在果园挑选的苹果的完美方式。我,呃,好吧,我有点被带走,苹果比我知道该怎么回家。问题精美解决了!

Easy Bourbon-Caramel Apples with Pecans are a grown-up treat for fall and Halloween! #glutenfree | www.safways.com

Start by scrubbing5 small red apples– any kind you like. I used Honeycrisps fromthe orchard we visited a few weekends ago. Here’s the deal though – some store-bought apples may have a waxy coating on them so make sure you scrub then dry ’em off really well. Next, remove the stems then stick a bamboo skewer or popsicle stick into the center. I got the bamboo skewers right in the regular grocery store.


Next, chop1-1/4 cups pecan halvesrelatively small. You can use a knife or one my favorite kitchen gadgets, a food chopper from Pampered Chef. Ben rearranged the kitchen cupboards a few weeks ago and tried to convince me this baby didn’t deserve a spot in the new layout. The nerve. It chopped the nuts up in under a minute! I win.


Scoop the nuts into a shallow bowl then set aside.


Caramel time! Now, you could certainly make your own caramel but I love using these ultra-convenient caramel bits from Kraft in everything fromShortcut Caramel Cinnamon Rollsto窃笑Chex混合. They’re basically unwrapped caramel squares in pellet form so they melt super easy. Look for these in the candy vs baking aisle, by the way.


将焦糖位倒入高大,窄的碗(VS宽,平坦的碗)中加入2 Tablespoons bourbon.如果房子里没有瓶子,您可以在白酒商店购买一瓶。我知道这一点,因为我被永久性地任务,用小瓶的火球,他在他的高尔夫球袋中保留了后面的9,每当我买葡萄酒。


Microwave the caramel and bourbon for 1 minute then stir and microwave for up to another minute, or until very smooth. Next, dunk the apples in then give ’em a little spin to get rid of the excess caramel. The apple dunking process is easier if you’ve got a narrow/tall bowl vs a wide/flat one, by the way!


Gently pat the apples into the chopped pecans then place them onto a nonstick sprayed, wax paper-lined baking sheet. That’s it!


Finish with the remaining apples then put the baking sheet into the fridge for at least 30 minutes before eating. The caramel will remain tacky for a few hours so if you want to package them up for a friend, for instance, wait until then to do so!

Easy Bourbon-Caramel Apples with Pecans are a grown-up treat for fall and Halloween! #glutenfree | www.safways.com

Easy Bourbon Caramel Apples with Pecans


简易Bourbon Caramel苹果与山核桃是一种乐趣和舌头刺痛,只需4种成分!



  • 5 small red apples
  • 11盎司袋卡夫焦糖位(寻找他们candy aisle)
  • 2 Tablespoons bourbon (could use water)
  • 1-1/4 cup Fisher Pecan Halves, chopped
  • 5 bamboo skewers or popsicle sticks


  1. 擦洗苹果消除蜡涂层then dry very well. Remove stems then skewer through the top with a bamboo skewer or popsicle stick. Place chopped pecans into a shallow bowl then set aside. Place a piece of wax paper onto a baking sheet then spray with nonstick spray and set aside.
  2. Add caramel bits and bourbon to a tall bowl with high sides (vs a wide, flat bowl) then microwave for 1 minute. Stir then microwave for up to another minute or until caramel is very smooth.
  3. Dunk apples into bourbon caramel, spinning to remove excess, and then lightly press into chopped pecans. Place onto prepared baking sheet then finish with remaining ingredients. Refrigerate immediately to help caramel set for at least 30 minutes before eating. Store in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.

This recipe is courtesy of Iowa Girl Eats, //www.safways.com.

Easy Bourbon-Caramel Apples with Pecans are a grown-up treat for fall and Halloween! #glutenfree | www.safways.com

最好的!粘性,甜,脆脆,那个波旁的味道 - 哦。我的。天堂。惊人!如果你不喜欢波旁,你当然可以在它的地方使用水。但如果你想要一个真实的,成人友好的善待,而不是为了它!

Easy Bourbon-Caramel Apples with Pecans are a grown-up treat for fall and Halloween! #glutenfree | www.safways.com

This recipe was developed as part of my partnership with Fisher Nuts. All recipes and thoughts are my own!