Halloween is one of my favorite holidays, but I'm always trying to find fun ways to not make it "all about candy." With a recent trip to the appel farm, I was inspired to make caramel apples, and why not make them Halloween themed?!
Here's how you can make fun Halloween Caramel Apples too.
- 10 Red or green apples (tart apples)
- 10 Wooden craft sticks
- 1 pound caramel squares (unwrapped)
- ¼ cup water
- Wax paper
- Use small apples - when you start to add caramel and candy they get bigger and heavier
- If you don't use organic apples, be sure to scrub them hard to get the waxy film off, otherwise the caramel won't stick well enough.
- Add harvest blend M&Ms, orange and black sprinkles, or drizzle white chocolate (to look like a spider's web) to make your apples extra fun for Halloween.
- Wash and completely dry apples. (See Tip #2). Remove stems and insert a wooden stick into the top end of each apple. Line a baking sheet with wax paper and set aside.
- In a small saucepan over low heat, combine the caramels with water. Cook until smooth, stirring occasionally, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat.
- While the caramel is hot, dip the apples in, swirling to coat evenly. Let the excess caramel drip off and place the apples on the wax paper lined baking sheet.
- Add any other fun toppings to the caramel apple (M&Ms, sprinkles, drizzled chocolate, nuts). Place in the refrigerator to harden, about 1 hour.
What else would you add to your Halloween Candy Apples?