Salted Caramel Apple Stuffed Chocolate Crumb Muffins

Scrumptious Chocolate Muffins chock-full of Caramel and tart Apples. Finished with a delectable Chocolate Crumb Topping. Yassss!

Salted Caramel Apple Stuffed Chocolate Crumb Muffins

Welcome back, everyone. Are you ready for the first fall weekend of the year? Do you have anything fun planned?

Adam and I were planning on hitting the trails at a State Park in northern Minnesota this weekend to take in the fall foliage, but it looks like we’ll be waiting another week or so. Because the weather through all of September has been absolutely beautiful here. Warm, sunny and picture-perfect, really. One wouldn’t even know fall has officially arrived by walking outside. I can’t remember leaving the house in a t-shirt and shorts this late in September since like forever. While we’re anxiously awaiting the fall colors to arrive, I am more than happy to spend yet another weekend soaking in the sun and pretending that summer is never going to end.

Salted Caramel Apple Stuffed Chocolate Crumb Muffins

Yes, I adore all things summer, but that doesn’t mean that I am not craving the best fall has to offer. Pumpkin spice lattes (Dunkin Donuts’ are the bomb), fall-scented candles, layering clothes and wearing boots, fresh apples and pumpkins… I could go on and on. Oh, and don’t forget about the food. Comforting, hearty, warm and oh so satisfying.

To be honest, I’ve been dreaming of the amazing food creations for months now. The muffins you see here were swirling around my head for so long – I’m BEYOND pumped to finally get to share them with you today! [Read more…]

Easy Caramel Apples

Hey there! Since I’ve been somewhat slacking in posting recipes that embody fall, I couldn’t help but pull out good old Caramel Apples. Traditional caramel apples usually call for melting a whole bag of caramels, dipping your apples in the gooey sauce and smothering them in loads and loads of candy. While I am a big fan of described apples, I have never enjoyed the process. Too messy and sticky for my liking. Each fall, I usually rope my husband into lending me a hand, i.e. I melt the caramels and he takes care of the rest. While he enjoys the occasional job as sous chef, I happen to know that caramel-apple-dipping is also not at the top of his list of favorite kitchen activities. This is exactly why this recipe was born. Homemade Caramel Sauce is poured over freshly diced apples and topped with candy. Mess-free, easy to eat, and every bit as delightful as your traditional caramel apple.

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