salted caramel pears

Every year around this time you see all the decadent treats and desserts start to come out in trays.  First it begins with Halloween and doesn’t stop until you finish ringing in the New Year. Last year, after getting all ready for Trick-or-Treat, we ended up barely having any visitors. So this year, I decided instead of stocking up our house with a bowl full of chocolate and confections that we would ultimately only consume.  I took our favorite flavors and began creating a new little tradition for us.  At our house we aren’t exactly die-hard fans of chocolate but last year when we had the first sampling of Starbucks Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate, we were hooked {on the salted caramel part that is… but quickly decided this treat is not worth the guilt when checking out the grams of fat & calories.}. While neither of us really care for apples, we just can’t get enough of fresh pears and generally have them year round. My little treat this year won’t knock us too far off our health and wellness wagon but also keep us in the spirit of Halloween.

{I cheated a little bit and just purchased the caramel bits but if you’re daring here is a recipe that comes highly recommended.}

{Helpful Hint} – Measure out 1 cup of the caramel bits and wrap the rest up and place them in the freezer to save you the temptation of munching on them until you next little treat.

{I recommend using the double boiler method as opposed to microwave, you will be able to have much greater control of the melting process}

                                   {Luxurious little Halloween treats just for two… }

After dredging the pears through the melted caramel carefully sprinkle coarse sea salt down over the tops of your treats and you will be set.  To finish place them in the fridge to cool and harden.

At our house this year, we’ve decided tomorrow evening will be filled with lots of scary movies to accompany our fun little Halloween treats.   Whether you heading out or staying in, I hope you take the time to celebrate an old tradition or maybe start a new one like we did.

Hope you all have a curvy and luxurious Halloween…

6 thoughts on “salted caramel pears

  1. I just finished making two as a surprise for Tom tonight. They’re on the counter with a note: “We are a perfect pair!” Thanks again!!

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