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I tried this Caramle Apple recipe, but it didn’t taste caramelly…had an odd flavor. not sure what I did wrong, but something is not right.

Crock Pot Caramel Apples

Servings  6
6 large Gala apples peeled, cored, and sliced or coarsely chopped
1/2 c Splenda
2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 sm pkg. butterscotch-flavored SF/FF pudding mix
2 TBS lemon juice
2 tsp vanilla
1/2 c. boiling water

Mix sliced apples with Splenda, cinnamon, salt and dry pudding mix until evenly coated. Put mixture in crockpot. Pour lemon juice over apples and THEN add boiling water. Cook on low for 7-8 hours.

I also tried to make Peppermint Patties utlizing mostly Splenda.  Yuck!  Do NOT try this at home.

Peppermint Patties

• 3/4 cup sweetened condensed milk

• 1 1/2 teaspoons peppermint extract

• 4 cups confectioners’ sugar

• 3 cups semisweet chocolate chips

• 2 teaspoons shortening

In a bowl, combine milk and extract. Stir in 3-1/2 to 4 cups confectioners’ sugar to form a stiff dough. Turn onto a surface sprinkled lightly with confectioners’ sugar. Knead in enough remaining sugar to form a dough that is very stiff and no longer sticky. Shape into 1-in. balls. Place on a waxed paper-lined baking sheet. Flatten into 1-1/2-in. circles. Let dry 1 hour. Turn and let dry 1 hour longer. Melt chocolate chips and shortening in a double boiler or microwave-safe bowl; cool slightly. Dip patties in chocolate mixture and place on waxed paper to harden.

One thought on “something went wrong…

  1. Janet says:

    Hi. I really like reading your recipes. I have made the apples before — in fact, I just made a batch today. The recipe is the same, but mine called for 1 cup of Splenda. (I think I'll do 1/2 cup next time.) Anyway, the cooking time seems way too long. My recipe says 3-4 hours on low, and I've stopped after 2 hours before. Maybe that's the problem?

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