A few years ago I went all Halloween healthy and switched the trick or treat candy for apples! Yes. Real apples. The raw, shiny, crunchy kind. I thought parents would love them. But they went down like a sack of potatoes! Now I won’t lie. I will still be buying ALL the Halloween candy this year after the epic apple fail. But, I thought it would be fun to try whipping up our own Halloween toffee apples for ourselves. And, after the easy cheesy spiders win, perhaps we’re on a roll! Perhaps the days of slimy ghost bananas are behind us!
Ok. The roll ended when I realised that you had to MAKE the toffee for ‘toffee apples’. I then thought I could cheat by melting caramel to make caramel glazed ermm… toffee apples. BUT, I only went and bought fudge! *Ohhhh fuuuudge.
But all was not lost! The blunder could be saved by chocolate! *See… chocolate can fix everything.
How to make Halloween candy apples
So. Our Halloween candy apples are actually very simple chocolate dipped, then decorated apples. Anyone CAN make them… and here’s the proof.
What you will need:
- A baking tray covered in baking foil.
- A pack of green granny smith apples.
- 2 decent (200g) bars of chocolate.
- A pack of crumbly fudge (it did actually come in handy – phew!).
- A bag of salted pretzels.
- Sprinkles (any type).
- Wooden skewers.
Ask your little one to help prepare the toppings by breaking up the fudge and pretzels into small pieces.
Give them a microwavable dish and ask them to break up the chocolate bars into squares (for melting later).
While they are busy eating… I mean… breaking up the chocolate, you can prepare the apples. Simply wash and slice! You should easily be able to get 4 slices per apple. We left the cores in.
Carefully insert a wooden skewer into each apple slice. Do not allow children to do this part! It’s very easy to misjudge and end up poking yourself if you are not careful.
Zap your chocolate in the microwave and melt slowly. Keep checking every 5 to 10 seconds. Again, it’s best if a grown up does this bit.
Allow the chocolate to cool for a few seconds. Then dunk your apples! We decided to dunk just the one side. Little Button was able to do this herself, closely supervised. Don’t forget that the chocolate may still be hot and both ends of the skewers are pretty pointy.
Get decorating! Let your little one go wild with the sprinkles, fudge and pretzels!
Pop them on your baking tray and place in the fridge for about 20 minutes, or until the chocolate has firmed up.
Enjoy your Halloween candy apples!
Yum! They are delicious. The chocolate, fudge, pretzel combination worked so well. And having slices rather than whole apples was much more enjoyable.
So… despite the initial fail…. I think we’ve got ourselves another winner!
What are your favourite toppings for chocolate dipped apples?