Spooky Halloween Candy Apples

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With a sweet, candy coating and a beautiful, pumpkin face look, these Halloween Candy Apples are the perfect treat for your trick or treaters and as a dessert for your Halloween parties.

These candy apples are ridiculously easy to put together, and have the perfect crunchy, sugary coating on the outside with the deliciousness and juiciness of the apples from the inside.

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Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Easy: My favorite part about this recipe is the fact that it is a great way to put all my apples to use, and whip up a sweet treat that celebrates the spirit of Halloween.
  • Simple: With just 4 ingredients and a few minutes of kitchen time, you’ll be able to make these delicious candy apples, and also tweak and play around the ingredients to bring in some variations if you want to

Recipe Ingredients

You’ll need just a few simple ingredients to make the Halloween candy apples.

  • Orange Candy Melts (Sweet Tooth Fairy/Michaels): Are used to coat the apples, providing a vibrant orange color and a sweet, creamy taste that contrasts perfectly with the tartness of the apple.
  • Black Sparkle Gel (Wiltons): Is used for decorating your candy apples, adding a spooky Halloween touch with a dash of edible sparkle.
  • Craft Sticks: Serve as sturdy handles for your candy apples, making them easy to hold and enjoy.
  • Apples: Provide a crisp, juicy contrast to the sweet candy coating, and their natural sweetness complements the other ingredients perfectly.
Spooky Halloween Candy Apples ingredients

How To Make Halloween Candy Apples?

Got all your ingredients ready? Here’s what you’ll need to do to make candy apple recipe.

Step One: Melt Orange Candy Melts

Melt the orange candy melts in a bowl as directed on the package. Prepare apples.

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Step Two: Poke A Stick

Place the stick into the apple. It’s best to go a little sideways as the core of the apple is tough.

Step Three: Let the Shell Harden

Dip the apples in a bowl and set them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or baking paper. If you don’t have parchment paper, you can just cover a cookie sheet with some cooking spray.

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Step Four: Draw A Pumpkin Face

Once dry, draw on the pumpkin face. I used the Halloween 2018 movie pumpkin.

Step Five: Refrigerate

Place in the fridge until ready to serve.

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Expert Tips

Ready to try your hands at these Halloween candy apples? Here are some tips and tricks you might want to keep in mind.

  • You can use almost any kind of apples for this recipe. I love making these using Granny Smith apples and green apples in specific, because they have have the best flavor and crunch factor, in my opinion.
  • If you’re using the double boiler method to melt the candy melts, make sure you keep stirring it and melt the candy on medium heat to medium high heat.
  • You can also bring in a bit of variation to this recipe by dipping half of the apple in the candy coating, and half of the apple in a caramel mixture made by melting granulated sugar, some gel food coloring, corn syrup and a bit of vanilla extract.
  • I also love making caramel apples by coating any remaining apples that I may have in a hot sugar mixture with a bit of food coloring added in. If you’re planning on doing this yourself, you may want to use a candy thermometer to keep an eye on the sugar mixture and ensure that it starts to form brittle threads.
  • I used a tube of gel food coloring to make the face detailing for the pumpkin. If you don’t have this, you can make do with a pastry brush dipped in black food coloring.
  • If you don’t want to try this recipe with whole apples, you can also use apple slices instead. Just remember to rub them with a bit of lemon juice to keep them from turning brown.
  • Remember to wash apples in hot water to get rid of any wax coating that it may have.
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Storage Instructions

  • Short Term: Regardless of whether you’re making candy apples or caramel apples, remember that they are best consumed the same day when you make them.
  • Fridge: Apples tend to lose moisture and start to get soft, even if your let them stay at room temperature or pop them in the refrigerator.

What To Serve With This Recipe?

Spooky Halloween Candy Apples

Spooky Halloween Candy Apples

Yield: 3
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Easy Spooky Halloween Candy Apples

Ingredients

  • 1 bag orange candy melts (sweet tooth fairy/michaels)
  • 1 tube black sparkle gel (Wiltons)
  • 3 large craft sticks
  • 3 apples

Instructions

  1. Melt the orange candy melts in a bowl as directed on the package. Prepare apples.
  2. Place the stick into the apple. It's best to go a little sideways as the core of the apple is tough.
  3. Dip the apples in a bowl and set them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or baking paper. If you don't have parchment paper, you can just cover a cookie sheet with some cooking spray.
  4. Once dry, draw on the pumpkin face. I used the Halloween 2018 movie pumpkin.
  5. Place in the fridge until ready to serve.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 3 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 125Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 3mgCarbohydrates: 33gFiber: 5gSugar: 24gProtein: 1g

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