I have a ton of fond memories of my time in the Disney College Program at Walt Disney World. Some different smells, or sights, or tastes will immediately bring me back to a particular moment. So it is with Reese’s covered caramel apples.
During my College Program in Summer 2010, my friends and I lived up each moment to the fullest. I know that some people who work at Disney may become disenchanted by the “magic” all around them, but we never did. Before and after work each day we would play at the Parks and all around Disney property to soak it all in.
(Here is us at Downtown Disney in the pouring rain just because can’t stop won’t stop)
One of our favorite places was Downtown Disney (Rest in Peace) now called Disney Springs. Downtown Disney was a premier shopping and dining marketplace with swanky shops and artsy restaurants. All the way down on the West Side, right near the Cirque Du Soleil Theater (almost Rest in Peace) there is a delightful shop called “The Candy Cauldron” which sells Disney treats of all kinds — but specializes in Premium Caramel Apples.
It was a tradition that whenever we would hang out at Downtown Disney, my friends and I would buy Premium Caramel Apples covered in caramel and Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. We would ask the cast member to kindly slice the apple into 8 pieces so it could be easily shared (Pro Tip!).
(Here is a pic of us with two apples cut into slices inside those plastic bags)
And we would much on the apples while listening to some hipster artist playing the didgeridoo.
One night, we went to The Candy Cauldron as normal, and asked for our regular order. But what?? The Candy Cauldron DISCONTINUED the Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups!! REST IN REESE’S PIECES!!!
We were stunned and upset. What a disappointment. We would have to make the apples at home, ourselves. Which we did.
This recipe may not be as decadent as Disney’s, but at about $4.00 a box for the caramel (that makes 10 apples), it beats the $8.95 price tag at Disney for 1. It is also so stinkn’ simple to make, caramel apples can become a regular snack in your home.
And for me, taking me back to Downtown Disney for the night, it is just perfect.
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