Caramel Apple Jello Shots Made in Real Apples. Yes, Please! And (a Very Non-Traditional) Happy New Year.

Last night ushered in the year 5772 on the Jewish calendar. Happy New Year! 

(Editor's Note: Apologies -- we got the date wrong in the original version of this post.)
Sadly, the Jewish New Year celebration is typically not quite as raucous as the party the rest of you throw. But we're here to change that -- with some sacrilege known as caramel apple Jello shots

Get the recipe after the jump.

Called Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year does involve a bit of festivity -- traditionally, apples are dipped in honey to symbolize the wish for a sweet new year. 

That's lovely, as long as you are not throwing a Rosh Hashanah dinner for vegans. A friend told us of this conundrum last week, and we are happy to report we have a solution for her. Except that on the vegan scale, gelatin has got to be a lot worse than bee-produced honey. 

And one more thing -- gelatin is not necessarily kosher. 

Oh well. Throw caution (and politeness, not to mention eternal damnation, if you believe in that kind of thing) to the wind and whip these up, courtesy of the blog That's So Michelle. (Michelle graciously shares recipes for other shots in fruit, including a candy corn recipe we intend to try next.) 

These apples look awesome, a la the chocolate-filled/chocolate-covered strawberries Laura Hahnefeld found recently. Credit for this apple-y find goes to Shannon Armour -- who's sick in bed with a cold and unable to get a post up on this herself. 

Happy New Year! 

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