October 1, 2015

Caramel Apples (and a giveaway!)


Fall is our family's favorite time of year and since our boys have been little, we have started a few traditions that we look forward to every year.  One of these traditions is making Caramel Apples when we bring back loads of apples from the pick-your-own apple orchard that we visit every year.  I love that this tradition has stayed, even as my boys have grown older.  It is an activity we all enjoy.  One of my concerns, as a mom, is what exactly all that ooey gooey caramel is doing to all of our teeth!  Fortunately, brushing with Aquafresh® toothpaste twice a day can put my mind at rest to allow us all to enjoy sweet treats in moderation, especially on Halloween.

This is an easy activity.  We start with smallish sized apples from the farm (my boys love Macintosh).  We skip melting the caramel ourselves and use the simple go-to caramel wraps available at most food stores in the produce section.  Next, we wrap the apple with the caramel and place it on wax paper on a cookie sheet.  Instead of using the popsicle sticks that come in the package with the caramel wraps, we use sticks we collect outside.  This adds a rustic style to our caramel apples that I enjoy.  Then we simply heat the apples in the oven and enjoy our apples.  Preferably outside with the beautiful fall foliage as a backdrop. 
Halloween is the third most popular holiday in America, topped only by Thanksgiving and Christmas, according to a recent Harris poll.  And candy is only one reason.  Parties, costumes, pumpkin carving, house decorating, haunted house visits, and of course trick-or-treating...the number of Halloween family rituals is rising, helping to grow the holiday's popularity.

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98 comments:

  1. Yum, I just love caramel apples! Let's see, I don't know if I have a "favorite" way to take care of my teeth but I definitely am making sure my kids don't miss any brushings this time of year with all the candy!
    Shelley

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  2. The apples look delicious! Fun giveaway! Brushing, flossing, and regular dentist visits for me...

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  3. Oh my goodness, Courtney. I haven't made caramel apples in so long.......I think I might have to now! with all the candy around this time of the year....between parades, Halloween and the upcoming holidays......brushing and flossing are a must and are the only way to keep the sugar at bay!!! I think my children get sick of hearing me say.....have you brushed your teeth!!!!

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  4. I like to brush my teeth and floss twice a day

    elena150980 at yahoo dot com

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  5. https://twitter.com/ElenaIstomina/status/650132728508080128

    elena150980 at yahoo dot com

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  6. Caramel apples are my favorite!! I especially like to eat apple slices with warm caramel drizzled over top, less messy than a stick and just as yummy!!! We always keep floss picks handy for in between brushings too!

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  7. My favorite way to take care of your teeth this Halloween is brush and rinse whenever I have a chance! Try to cut down some sweet and candies. :)
    amy [at] utry [dot] it

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  8. tweeted:
    https://twitter.com/uTry_it/status/650174071989112832
    amy [at] utry [dot] it

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  9. My way will be to rinse them after eating sweets during the day, and being sure to brush right after, if at home.

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  10. twet-https://twitter.com/LuLu_Brown24/status/650219669664624640

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  11. I brush and floss twice a day and so does my son and daughter! We try and brush after eating sweets! We love using Aquafresh because it really cleans our teeth! And we like the taste.

    jewelwood55(at)gmail(dot)com

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  12. tweet-https://twitter.com/JewelWood/status/650298300466266112

    jewelwood55(at)gmail(dot)com

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  13. I stay away from things like caramel that always get stuck in my teeth and I brush twice daily and floss and use a fluoride rinse.

    prettyinhotpink6@gmail dot com

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  14. Tweet: https://twitter.com/PrettyHotPink6/status/650479170506493952

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  15. To take care of my teeth, I brush and floss, and a few times a week I also use mouthwash.
    maddiembrubaker {at} gmail [dot] com

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  16. Tweet link: https://twitter.com/shala_darkstone/status/650495515273113600
    maddiembrubaker {at} gmail [dot] com

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  17. i brush my teeth and use whitener

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  18. https://twitter.com/raggammuffin/status/650675353179004928

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  19. My favorite way is to brush my teeth at least twice a day. Thanks so much.
    rickpeggysmith(at)aol(dot)com

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  20. Tweeted: https://twitter.com/peg42/status/650808061137932293
    Thanks again
    rickpeggysmith(at)aol(dot)com

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  21. I would be flossing and brushing to take care of my teeth after enjoying chocolate with kids this Halloween.
    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

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  22. tweet-https://twitter.com/tcarolinep/status/650860976992944128

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  23. I like to use flossers and brush two times a day to take care of my teeth this Halloween.

    kellywcu8888ATgmailDOTcom

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  24. tweet
    https://twitter.com/Kellydpa/status/651099003468312576

    kellywcu8888ATgmailDOTcom

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  25. I use flossers and brush after every meal.

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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  26. tweet--https://twitter.com/mami2jcn/status/651119420060778496

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  27. We brush at least twice daily and use dental floss.
    cshell090869 at aol dot com

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  28. tweeted
    https://twitter.com/cshell202/status/651182515344961536
    cshell090869 at aol dot com

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  29. I like to carry floss in my purse and rinse with mouthwash after lunch at work. I brush morning and night and floss at night. I also try to avoid eating sticky candy or honey. yarbr012@gmail.com

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  30. https://twitter.com/yarbr012/status/651189531119480832 yarbr012@gmail.com

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  31. Brush and floss and take it easy on the sugar

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  32. https://twitter.com/mkjmc/status/651886477803167744

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  33. I brush my teeth after meals.
    tina19820115@gmail.com

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  34. https://twitter.com/HappyTina0115/status/651917300837183488
    tina19820115@gmail.com

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  35. I just bought my first crock pot, and can't wait to make candy apples tomorrow!

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  36. Lots of brushing, and not a lot of candy!

    chambanachik(at)gmail(dot)com

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  37. To take care of my teeth, I brush and floss daily, and visit my dentist twice a year.

    s2s2 at cox dot net

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  38. https://twitter.com/susan1215/status/652934734830374912

    s2s2 at cox dot net

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  39. Limit the sticky or hard candies, then brush and floss on my usual routine.
    dmarie824 at aol dot com

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  40. tweeted - https://twitter.com/dmarie824/status/653639327306510336

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  41. https://twitter.com/OneFrugalGirl/status/654864958895861760
    onefrugalgirl AT gmail DOT com

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  42. I bought one of those rubber tipped gum stimulators. It seems to reach all the junk that flossing and brushing can't get to.
    onefrugalgirl AT gmail DOT com

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  43. I usually double my floss and mouthwash method makes me feel less guilty 😁 Great posts !

    Stephroyalty@yahoo.com

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  44. Maybe I'll brush and extra time or throw in some extra flossing...

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  45. Maybe I'll brush and extra time or throw in some extra flossing...

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  46. tweeted
    https://twitter.com/rubylorikeet/status/655624739226947584

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  47. My favorite way is to keep flossers in my purse so I can floss on the go!

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    wildorchid985 AT gmail DOT com

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  48. tweet--https://twitter.com/WildOrchid985/status/655881276872880128

    wildorchid985 AT gmail DOT com

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  49. I use floss religiously, brush after every meal and rinse and gargle....

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  50. Extra brushing helps this time of year when candy seems to be everywhere.

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  51. Tweet
    https://twitter.com/clc408/status/657247116159492096

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  52. I like to brush my teeth twice a day for at least 2 minutes
    tweety800265(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  53. https://twitter.com/disneyfan40/status/657378961228496896
    tweety800265(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  54. my #SweepstakesEntry tweet (don't know if my last post went through) ?

    https://twitter.com/thrincor/status/657546662496309248

    KC
    kacor7@hotmail.com

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  55. #SweepstakesEntry - comment

    for Halloween I will just have to make sure I limit the sweets (not eat the whole bag lol) but I brush, floss & use mouthwash vigilantly anyway all year round

    KC
    kacor7@hotmail.com

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  56. Definitely NOT my favorite way but going to the dentist this week for a check up right before Halloween!!

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  57. Always brushing morning and night!
    nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

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  58. tweeted: https://twitter.com/KerryBishop/status/658037219660312576
    nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

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  59. We always make sure to brush twice a day and even though we hate it, we floss too.

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  60. tweeted
    https://twitter.com/fairydancer35/status/658356062295298048

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  61. Tweet https://twitter.com/Lindiac/status/658367337209294848

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  62. We try to brush teeth after every meal.
    MCantu1019 at aol dot com

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  63. I always like to use a good electric toothbrush and use it often, especially after eating Halloween treats.

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  64. Oh we love caramel apples but I try to schedule our teeth cleaning for after Halloween and before the holidays but I also make sure we floss regular and brush our teeth! my4boysand1@gmail.com

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  65. I tweeted my4boysand1@gmail.com
    https://twitter.com/my4boysand1/status/658598226988290048

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  66. We definitely make sure to brush extra long during this time of the year. We also floss extra.
    aleksnearing gmail com

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  67. I like to brush and floss extra after eating candy.

    rounder9834 @yahoo.com

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  68. tweeted
    https://twitter.com/thomasmurphy40/status/659122071390154752

    rounder9834 @yahoo.com

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  69. https://twitter.com/purplelover04/status/659148442954956800

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  70. I don't change a lot but I usually give my grand kids new brushes during Halloween.

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  71. I floss more often than usual during the Halloween holiday--when, more than likely, I'm eating more goodies (especially sweet and chewy treats!)

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  72. Tweet! https://twitter.com/lexiquin/status/659235082666950656

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  73. I brush and floss!
    POKERGRL8 at gmail.com

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  74. https://twitter.com/aes529/status/659432595390922752
    POKERGRL8 at gmail.com

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  75. I encourage my kids to brush twice daily and floss at least once daily, and I try to limit the amount of chewy, sticky candy they have since that kind of candy is so hard on their teeth.

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  76. 2nd entry https://twitter.com/kytah00/status/659611744181100544 afjackly@oakland.edu

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  77. No candy, less pop, more brushing! shawn92379@gmail.com

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  78. shawn92379@gmail.com https://twitter.com/Esham4life/status/659621483392667648

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  79. I make brushing capable by using cinnamon toothpaste and flossing easy by using the new floss picks! afjackly@oakland.edu

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  80. Enjoy the treats and pumpkin spice lattes in moderation and be sure to rinse with warm water after indulging to get all of the sugar and stain causing colors off of your teeth!
    Angie
    14earth at gmail dot com

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  81. I tweeted here: https://twitter.com/MsTofuFairy/status/660113322549858304
    Angie
    14earth at gmail dot com

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  82. The best way I can take care of my teeth is keeping up with routine, always brushing and flossing.
    - my email can be found in my profile

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  83. Here's my tweet: https://twitter.com/pixel_berry_pie/status/660210885554651136

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  84. https://mobile.twitter.com/dawnmonroe83/status/660243501116968964

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  85. i'm brushing my teeth after meals and trying to avoid eating candy that sticks to my teeth

    debbiebellows (at) gmail (dot) com

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  86. i posted a tweet here: https://twitter.com/bellows22/status/660338508465205248

    debbiebellows (at) gmail (dot) com

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  87. Brushing and flossing makes my mouth stay fresh and clean no matter how many treats I share.

    willitara [at] gmail [dot] com

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  88. Tweet - https://twitter.com/willitara/status/660366788929060864

    willitara [at] gmail [dot] com

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  89. Brushing teeth twice a day and after eating candy and flossing

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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  90. tweet https://twitter.com/ChelleB36/status/660477481921716224

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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  91. I take care of my teeth during halloween by staying away from the candy altogether. wlbellows at gmail dot com

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  92. I sent out a tweet: https://twitter.com/electricstar/status/660517534676811777 wlbellows at gmail dot com

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  93. I’ll take care of my teeth by bushing and flossing as usual unless I eat sticky candy, then I will put in some extra effort.

    wbailey113 at hotmail dot com

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  94. https://twitter.com/myfolly/status/660553541614981120

    wbailey113 at hotmail dot com

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