Halloween Candy Apples

These Halloween Candy Apples are a fun twist on a traditional candy apple. I have included four different types of designs using either white or milk chocolate. Including a blood drip apple, and a spider’s web.

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This is four recipes in one. You can either make all four or choose your favourites and make them all the same.

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It is a fun twist on a classic. Why have a plain chocolate candy apple when you can give them a little spooky makeover?

These are such a fun and easy recipe to make for adults and children alike because they are no-bake so no ovens are needed, and you can be as creative as you want when decorating them.

What are Candy Apples

Candy Apples are a common autumnal treat normally for Halloween and Guy Fawkes night. The first batch of commercially made candy apples was made in 1908 and was sold for 5 cents each. They are made by either dipping apples into caramel or candy-like chocolate.

Before Making the Apples

So, for all the apples before you start, add the apples to a large bowl and pour a kettle of boiling water over the top to get any wax coating off.

Pour the water away and dry the apples off. You need to make sure they are completely dry because if the water mixes with the chocolate it will cause it to seize and ruin it.

Add a skewer or cake pop stick into the apples and leave to one side.

Blood Drip Apples

Line a baking tray with parchment paper and leave it to one side.

Start by melting 500g of white chocolate in the microwave on 20-second bursts stirring in between until the chocolate is completely melted.

Dip the apples into the white chocolate and pop onto the baking tray. Once you have dipped all your chocolate with the leftover chocolate add in red food colouring. I used this Sugarflair Red Extra but I also like using the ProGel red too.

Put the chocolate into a piping bag with a round nozzle or if you are using disposable piping bags snip the tip-off and pipe the chocolate onto the top of the apples around the skewer.

Sprinkle Apples

I based these on a traditional candy apple and of course, I had to find a way to add some sprinkles. I melted 400g of milk chocolate in the microwave on 20-second bursts stirring in between each burst until the chocolate is completely melted and smooth.

Dip the apples into the chocolate and pop them onto a baking tray lined with baking parchment. If you don’t want a trail of chocolate from the bowl to your baking tray I find twisting the stick or skewer as you bring the apples out of the chocolate helps and means that any left-over chocolate goes back into the bowl.

You don’t want to dip the chocolate apples straight into the sprinkle’s because they will just runoff. Put the chocolate apples onto the baking tray and keep an eye on them. You don’t want them to be completely set but you are slightly tacky so that the sprinkles will still stick but won’t then slide off.

Once you have dipped them into the sprinkles pop them back onto the baking tray to set fully.

Spooky Eye Apples

So to make these apples melt 400g of white chocolate in the microwave in 20-second bursts stirring in between until it is completely melted. Next, add in the food colouring. I went for this lime green colour but you can use any colour you fancy. Add a little food colouring in at a time and stir.

If you want the colour to be brighter continue adding a little at a time until you reach the desired colour. If you put too much in, to begin with then we can’t make the colour lighter.

Once you have added the food colouring, dip the apples into the chocolate and place them onto your baking tray lined with baking parchment.

At this stage, it is completely up to you. I added the eyes near the top of the apples while the chocolate was still wet. The weight of the eyes means that they will slide down the apple. I suppose this is good because it gives them a sort of random look. If you put two eyes next to each other they will most likely slide down the apple at different rates so will end up a bit wonky.

If you don’t want to do this you can keep an eye on the apples until the chocolate is tacky and then stick the eyes on. You don’t want them to be completely set or the eyes won’t stick. Once you have added the eyes on leave the apples to set completely.

Spiders Web Apples

I based these apples on my hugely popular Spiders Web Cake. It is the same idea that we are going to dip the apples into chocolate and then use marshmallows to create the web.

Start by melting 400g of chocolate in the microwave in 20-second bursts until it is completely melted. Stirring in between each burst until the chocolate is completely melted and smooth.

Dip the apples in and put them onto your baking tray lined with baking parchment and leave to set completely.

While the apples are setting, add 100g of marshmallows to a large saucepan and melt on low heat. It will go runny and very sticky. Remove from the heat. Now pick up a small amount of the marshmallows and stretch it between your two hands. Wrap it around the apples in all directions to look like spiders webs.

Alternatives

You can use any type of chocolate on these but you need to use white chocolate if you are going to add food colouring. Why not use dark or white chocolate instead of milk.

You could also combine two apples. Why not make the spiders web apples and stick some edible eyes to the marshmallows to make them extra spooky.

Equipment

Mixing Bowl

Spatula

Red Food Colouring

Green Food Colouring

Sprinkles

Edible Eyes

Sticks

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