Here's how it works: We invite two or three couples over, instructing each that we will provide caramels and apples for dipping if they will bring a favorite topping or two. We then spend the evening chatting as we crush, melt, and dip, after which we sit down and watch a "light" Halloween film while munching on the fruits (no pun intended) of our labors. We're not big into the super-spooky Halloween flicks, and our film selections have ranged from Young Frankenstein, to Little Shop of Horrors, to Arsenic and Old Lace. Our original crew of apple dippers and Mel Brooks fans have moved on to other life endeavors, but we've tried to keep up the tradition by choosing a few new couples to invite each year. It's a fun and simple excuse to spend an evening with friends, and a Halloween tradition that we've come to look forward to.
A very important note: The best part of discovering caramel apples at the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory was learning to imitate the way they cut the apples for you. This will revolutionize the way you think about caramel apples! No more sticky mess in your teeth as you try to take ineffective bites out of your apple. To truly enjoy a caramel apple - especially one that's coated in all sorts of chocolate candy goodness, you simply must cut it up. Simply take a large knife, and make four cuts around the core of the apple. You're basically cutting a tic-tac-toe into the apple, with the apple core in the center square (see the picture below). This leaves you with 8 scrumptious slices of apple that are easy to bite, and which each give you the perfect blend of all the wonderful layers of gourmet caramel apple deliciousness!
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