Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Make Chocolate and Candy Covered Caramel Apples - Day 209 of 365, Tutorial Tuesday

I've always tried to rationalize what I eat. Especially the not-so-good stuff. It's like those articles I read called Eat This, Not That. It spotlights different restaurants' choices and suggests which one is better than the other. Not that they're good for you, just that one is better.

My most frequent (and flawed) which choice is better thoughts:
  • I'll eat a bigger dinner and then I won't want a sugary dessert.
  • I'll eat a sugary dessert and then I won't want to eat a big dinner.
  • I'll eat a fruit filled danish instead of a doughnut. At least I'll get some fruit in.
  • I'll eat fried zucchini to get in some vegetables. Never mind that they're slathered in bread crumbs and fried in oil.
  • Let's have green pepper and onion pizza instead of pepperoni. Must be healthier, even with all that greasy cheese.  
  • Might as well make homemade french fries - they have to be better for you than restaurant fries.
  • Caramel apples can't be that bad for you. They're made with apples for goodness sakes!
I'm not sure I can count today's picture and tutorial in the healthy department. Yep, there are apples involved. But they also have caramel. And chocolate. And Butterfingers.

They may not be healthy, but they are unbelievably tasty! Click on the video below for the directions:

This recipe is featured in Valentine's Day: 14 Ways to Say I Love You with Desserts. Pick up your copy today!