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Paper Caramel Apple Boxes

At Daffy Farms, we’re always on the lookout for fun new ways to package caramel apples and a little while ago, we found these adorable caramel apple boxes at Box & Wrap!

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They come in three different patterns and range in price from about $0.60 to $1.20 depending on which design and the quantity ordered. They arrive flat.

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And are incredibly easy to fold, as they are already glued in the right places.

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They even come pre-punched with an ‘X’ in the top, for the caramel apple stick.

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Ta-Da! These are seriously adorable with Daffy Apple Petite Caramel Apples in them…

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…but they also work really well with larger, gourmet apples!!

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IDDBA 2015: Part 3

At the IDDBA’s Dairy-Deli-Bake Seminar and Expo at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia earlier this month, we went beyond caramel apples and created a dessert display to showcase all of the uses for our Daffy Farms All Natural Baker’s Caramel. We filled, drizzled, dipped, and topped a variety of bakery and confectionery items!

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Caramel, chocolate, sea salt cheesecake.

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Caramel drizzled traditional apple pie.

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Caramel, nut, and chocolate tarts of all sizes!

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A closer view of the large tart, with white chocolate drizzle, nuts, and caramel.

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And some of the small tarts!

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Milk, white, and dark chocolate caramel dipped and decorated Oreos.

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A whole plate of various caramel desserts!

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Caramel dipped jumbo marshmallows.

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Caramel, milk, and white chocolate drizzled macaroons.

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And last, but definitely not least, caramel and chocolate dipped pretzels!

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Believe or not, we still have more news from the show! A new product…some famous speakers…so check back tomorrow for the next post about our IDDBA adventures!

Dipping Things (Other than Apples) in Caramel!

Sure Daffy Farms caramels are great for dipping apples, but did you know they make fantastic dipping caramels for other desserts? Our candy chef did some experimenting with several other items, so we could really see if our caramel held up to the test. It did! And with delicious looking, delicious tasting, results!

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We dipped giant marshmallows in both our Traditional Caramel and our All Natural Baker’s Caramel. Both caramels held up well. Then we coated them with milk, white, and dark chocolate, as well as chocolate mini gems, pecans, and crispy cereal.

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We dipped pretzel rods in both caramels, and topped them with milk, white, and dark chocolate, pecans, carnival sprinkles, sandwich cookies, and crispy cereal.

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We dipped potato chips in both caramels, and topped them with milk, white, and dark chocolate, and pecans. Our candy chef even made bride and groom chips, which are adorable!

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We made pecan clusters using both caramels, dark chocolate, and sea salt.

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And last, but definitely not least, we dipped sandwich cookies fully and partially in both caramels and topped them with milk, white, and dark chocolate, and pecans. Venturing into the cookie realm, made us realize that almost any cookie in the grocery store aisle would work well with this application and suddenly become a homemade candy-like treat!

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DIY: Burlap, Lace & Jute

Rustic – romantic – traditional – Daffy Apple Petite Caramel Apples may be the perfect fall favor!  And there is nothing better than a touch of burlap, lace, or jute to fit the theme.

We started with a Petite Caramel Apple with Crunch, a Clear Cellophane Bag, and piece of burlap.  Our burlap came in a bundle for $2.99 and we were able to cut approximately 10 pieces from the bundle, which comes out to around 30 cents per piece of burlap.

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We simply tied the burlap around the stick and trimmed the ends a bit.

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Lace also adds a fantastic classic, vintage vibe.  We set out looking for something more, lace-y, and ended up with this beautiful roll of crocheted white cotton.

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We cut a piece and tied it on.  That’s it!  This roll of crocheted lace had 9 feet on it for $2.99.  Depending on how long you wish for the tails on the ribbon to be once tied, we found we could cut anywhere from 10 to 15 pieces at a price of 30 cents to 20 cents per piece.

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Now jute!  Jute very quickly became the most popular idea for this post and it is by far the most economical.  We purchased a roll of 243 feet of natural brown jute for $2.99 and used nowhere near a foot to tie the bow in the photo below.  It would be very easy to cut 250 pieces from the roll, at a cost of only a couple of cents per jute bow.

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DIY: Apples and Caramel and Leaves, Oh my!

Close your eyes and picture an apple.  What do you see?  Bright red or green skin, a brown stem, a crisp little leaf?  That’s what we see too!  So, we traveled down to our local craft store with the traditional image of an apple in mind to serve as inspiration for DIY decorating our Petite Caramel Apples.

We found these bunches of leaves in the floral department.

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The green leaves were $1.99 for 24, or around 9 cents each.  The white iridescent leaves were $1.99 for 11, but we think we might have had an extra in our bundle, we are assuming there were suppose to be 10, which means they were around 20 cents each.  The stem of each leaf is made of wire, so it is super easy to use and works well in keeping our clear cellophane bags closed.

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We’re partial to our Petite Red Candy Caramel Apples with Crunch with the green leaves attached, but the white iridescent leaves do add some nice sparkle!

We also came across burlap leaves.  Burlap has a fantastic rustic fall feel to it and it is everywhere right now! These leaves were all attached to the same branch, 7 in total, for $1.99, or around 29 cents each.  What we discovered while working with them, though, is that they can easily be detached and used like the other leaves with metal bendy stems.

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How cute would a whole table full of these be at a wedding reception?  Or maybe one at each place setting?

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We also picked up a coral colored burlap flower.  These burlap flowers come in many different colors, so they could coordinate with a number of theme color combos.  At $1.99 each, the addition of the flower may become a bit extravagant for 250 favors, but for a smaller party or as individual gifts, we think the flower dresses up one of our Petite Caramel Apples in quite a lovely way.

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