Ever since I first made apple cider caramels last fall, they have stuck in my mind, prompting me to find even more things to do with them. I put them inside cookies (yeessssss) but surely we can’t stop there. My girl Tara recently made some insane looking crumb bars using them. Whoa. Being the caramel corn fiend that I am, it was only a matter of time before this happened – apple cider caramel corn. Just as with the caramels themselves, a large amount of cider is cooked down to a concentrated reduction that adds that curiously irresistible apple flavor to the caramel itself. A touch of classic apple pie spices further enhances the flavor. Even in the midst of all the Thanksgiving preparations going on, I couldn’t wait any longer to share this recipe with you. It just wouldn’t be right! Of course, this would be a great thing to set out as a pre-Thanksgiving snack or to send home in little goody bags with guests afterward.
Also, thank you all so much for your feedback in response to my questions about what you wanted to see posted for Thanksgiving. Here’s what I’m planning based on your replies: a focused Thanksgiving round-up/menu suggestions since many people did think it would be helpful, a stuffing recipe, at least one dessert item and hopefully sometime next week, a low maintenance snack or appetizer. Also tomorrow I’ll be sharing a fun giveaway so be looking for that! (Update: Hold that thought. The giveaway will be later this week!)