Halloween candy apples

 

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!

 

Perhaps…

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.

 

 

Halloween candy apples

 

 

Step one

Ask your little one to help prepare the toppings by breaking up the fudge and pretzels into small pieces.

 

Halloween candy apples

 

 

Step two

Give them a microwavable dish and ask them to break up the chocolate bars into squares (for melting later).

 

Halloween candy apples

 

 

Step three

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.

 

Step four

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.

 

Halloween candy apples

 

 

Step five

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.

 

Step six

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.

 

Halloween candy apples

Halloween candy apples

 

 

Step seven

Get decorating! Let your little one go wild with the sprinkles, fudge and pretzels!  

 

Halloween candy apples

 

 

Step eight

Pop them on your baking tray and place in the fridge for about 20 minutes, or until the chocolate has firmed up.

 

Halloween candy apples

 

 

 

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.

 

Halloween candy apples

 

 

So… despite the initial fail…. I think we’ve got ourselves another winner!

 

 

What are your favourite toppings for chocolate dipped apples?

 

 

 

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15 Comments

  1. October 25, 2018 / 10:01 pm

    One of the best things about this time of year is toffee apples. And now I’m an adult I can afford to buy as many as I want 🙂

    My cooking skills aren’t that great (limited to Sunday roast cooking) – so edible means buying

  2. October 27, 2018 / 8:12 am

    These look so yummy! I always find a whole apple to be too much, but these slices look perfect.

  3. October 27, 2018 / 10:05 am

    I love these. I love the look of them in the shops but have never really considered making are own. You have done a great job, they look delicious.

  4. October 27, 2018 / 10:46 am

    when you bet the chocolate on them… that looks so delish! I have not had one of those for too long… Can I order some to be delivered at my house soon?

  5. October 27, 2018 / 11:06 am

    I can imagine the pretzels add a great crunch and flavour. They do look brilliant, I would love to give these a try.

  6. October 27, 2018 / 11:13 am

    Oh I think Chocolate it a much better idea as the toffee is so sticky and hard to eat! I also thought about giving out bubbles this Christmas instead of sweets but my kids were horrified! I think i’ll stick some cereal bars in and see if anyone picks those!

  7. October 27, 2018 / 1:14 pm

    Definitely another win! You can’t go wrong with chocolate dipped apples. Great idea adding the fudge too!

  8. October 27, 2018 / 5:18 pm

    Yay!! Well done and they look fab….a bit of healthy with a bit of treat! We have a campfire version of the toffee apple 🙂

  9. October 27, 2018 / 6:23 pm

    These looks so scrumptious! I love the idea of apple slices rather than the whole apple. Thanks for sharing!

  10. October 28, 2018 / 10:43 am

    Toffee apples are the best thing ever, I am going to have to make some this year! These look great x

  11. October 28, 2018 / 2:17 pm

    Oh yummy. I’ve always wondered about doing something like this especially at Halloween. They look so delicious

  12. October 29, 2018 / 9:50 am

    this looks really great fun – I’d go with crunched up almonds/cashews on the chocolate.

  13. October 30, 2018 / 4:35 pm

    I love how much effort you’ve put into thirds little treats! I hope they went down a lot better than the apples last year!

  14. Clare Minall
    November 1, 2018 / 6:56 am

    Oh, I am badly craving for this! This is so good, this will be a huge hit! This would disappear in no time at our house!

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