Halloween Themed Caramel Apples Recipe

Kids have been back to school for some time now and I am sure parents will be looking for fun things to do on the weekends. There are so many farms that have to pick your own fruits and vegetables. Between mid-September and the end of October is the perfect time for apple picking. Fall brings a variety of recipes for apples. Pick enough to make a few recipes including this one for Halloween Themed caramel apples.

Halloween Themed Caramel Apples Recipe

Apple Games for Halloween

It isn’t Halloween unless you have some fun apple games to play at parties or other themed events during the fall season. The games below are fun and make will make fun memories and photo opportunities. Make some decorated caramel apples for prizes. Everyone wins one to take home.

For many years kids have been playing Bobbing for apples. The halloween apple biting game is played by filling a tub or a large bucket with water and putting apples in the water. Players then try to catch one with their teeth. The use of arms is not allowed, and the hands are often tied behind the back to prevent cheating.

Another fun game is the hanging apple game where you hang apples individually to a clothesline or rope. Without using their hand’s players must choose an apple and eat the majority of it. Again with this game, no hands are allowed.

Decorated Apple Treats 

If you plan to use these caramel apples for prizes or take-home treats, you will need a few extra items aside from the ingredients. The dollar store will be the place to go for all your needs. You will need some cellophane bags, orange, black and purple ribbons and you may just find some mini Halloween candies that you can add to the apples. Once the caramel apples are made and decorated, place them in the bags and tie-up with the ribbons. You can even add a name tag on each so you know everyone has one to go.

Halloween themed caramel apples

Not your average caramel apple recipe! These Halloween themed caramel apples are very festive with a crunchy bite thanks to the peanuts bits and the colourful candy melts! A sweet treat this Halloween for your family, enjoy!

You will only need a few simple ingredients to get the best caramel apple recipe going:

Ingredients for soft caramel apple recipe

  • 6+ Granny Smith Apples or Gala apples, large
  • 2 bags of caramel
  • 2 TBSP water
  • 1 package of candy sticks 
  • 1 bag chopped peanut bits
  • 1 bag of orange candy melts
  • 1 bag of purple candy melts

They are very simple, but follow these directions closely to make this homemade caramel apple recipe without corn syrup.

How to make halloween caramel apples

  1. Grocery store apples have a wax coating. You will want to remove the coating before starting to make the caramel apples. 
  2. The easiest way to remove the wax coating is to dip your apples in a pot of boiling water for a short amount of time. When you remove the apples, one at a time, from the pot of water, use a rough cloth to wipe the remaining wax off of the apples. 
  3. Set aside to allow your apples to cool. (Make sure that your apples are dry). Push a stick into the core of each of the apples. Cover each of your cookie sheets with wax paper, taping down each end. Spray the lined cookie sheets with baking spray. 
  4. Next, unwrap your caramel and put them in a glass bowl with 2 tablespoons of water and put it in your microwave. 
  5. This is the time-consuming part, put the bowl of caramel and water in your microwave cooking on heat for 2 minutes, stir and then return to the microwave for another minute, continue repeating this process until the caramel is fully melted. 
  6. Pick up each apple by the candy stick with a fork under the bottom of the apple dipping it into the melted caramel. If necessary use a spoon to cover the apple with the caramel. 
  7. Place each dipped apple on the wax paper lined cookie sheet. When your apples are done place in your refrigerator to cool for about 5 minutes. 
  8. Dip each caramel covered apple into the bowl of peanut bits and roll the sides of the apple in the apple bits. Place back on the wax paper. 
  9. Return to the refrigerator for 15 minutes or until the candy is firm on the apples.  
  10. Melt the purple and orange candy melts in separate bowls in the microwave, one at a time. When the orange candy is melted completely (following the previous steps) pour it into a plastic squeeze bottle and drizzle each apple and set aside to cool in the refrigerator. 
  11. Next, melt the purple candy melts and pour it into another plastic squeeze bottle and drizzle the purple candy on each apple. Return to the refrigerator until the purple melted candy is hardened.
Festive Halloween Caramel Apples Recipe
Caramel Apple Recipe

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Halloween Themed Caramel Apples

Lyne
Fall brings a variety of recipes for apples. Pick enough to make a few recipes including this one for Halloween Themed caramel apples.
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Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Cooling in Refrigerator 20 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Snack
Cuisine American, Canadian
Servings 6 apples
Calories 955 kcal

Equipment

  • Pot of boiling water
  • Glass bowls
  • Wax paper lined cookie sheet
  • Plastic squeeze bottles
  • 1 package of candy sticks

Ingredients
  

  • 6 + Granny Smith Apples or Gala apples large
  • 2 bags caramel
  • 2 TBSP water
  • 1 12 oz bag chopped peanut bits
  • 1 bag orange candy melts
  • 1 bag purple candy melts

Instructions
 

  • Grocery store apples have a wax coating. You will want to remove the coating before starting to make the caramel apples.
  • The easiest way to remove the wax coating is to dip your apples in a pot of boiling water for a short amount of time. When you remove the apples, one at a time, from the pot of water, use a rough cloth to wipe the remaining wax off of the apples.
  • Set aside to allow your apples to cool. (Make sure that your apples are dry). Push a stick into the core of each of the apples. Cover each of your cookie sheets with wax paper, taping down each end. Sray the lined cookie sheets with baking spray.
  • Next, unwrap your caramel and put them in a glass bowl with 2 tablespoons of water and put it in your microwave.
  • This is the time-consuming part, put the bowl of caramel and water in your microwave cooking on heat for 2 minutes, stir and then return to the microwave for another minute, continue repeating this process until the caramel is fully melted.
  • Pick up each apple by the candy stick with a fork under the bottom of the apple dipping it into the melted caramel. If necessary use a spoon to cover the apple with the caramel.
  • Place each dipped apple on the wax paper lined cookie sheet. When your apples are done place in your refrigerator to cool for about 5 minutes.
  • Dip each caramel covered apple into the bowl of peanut bits and roll the sides of the apple in the apple bits. Place back on the wax paper.
  • Return to the refrigerator for 15 minutes or until the candy is firm on the apples.
  • Melt the purple and orange candy melts in separate bowls in the microwave, one at a time. When the orange candy is melted completely (following the previous steps) pour it into a plastic squeeze bottle and drizzle each apple and set aside to cool in the refrigerator.
  • Next, melt the purple candy melts and pour it into another plastic squeeze bottle and drizzle the purple candy on each apple. Return to the refrigerator until the purple melted candy is hardened.

Nutrition

Calories: 955kcalCarbohydrates: 126gProtein: 20gFat: 46gSaturated Fat: 17gPolyunsaturated Fat: 13gMonounsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 6mgSodium: 498mgPotassium: 817mgFiber: 9gSugar: 100gVitamin A: 134IUVitamin C: 9mgCalcium: 185mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Caramel apples, Halloween Caramel apples, Halloween recipe
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Lynehttps://ottawamommyclub.ca/
Lyne is a Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI), Certified Professional Wedding Consultant, and an Event Planner. It has always been her dream to create a website dedicated just for Moms since her children were young. Thus, after 10 years, she finally accomplished it, and the Ottawa Mommy Club was born in May 2011. She loves all things Disney and is an avid chocoholic. She was also the Queen B of the BConnected Conference, Canada's Digital Influencer and social media Conference in Ottawa and Toronto.She coordinated the Annual Infant Information Day/Early Years Expo for the City of Ottawa for 8 years. She was also the co-chair of the Navan for Kraft Hockeyville 2009-2011 committee that organized five community events within 6 months, and helped Navan reach the top 10 finalists in Canada. In April 2011, she received the City of Ottawa Mayor's City Builder Award.

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Comments

  1. those are so perfect (and look delicious) I actually have never made candy apples before but it is so straight forward and i know my daughters would LOVE them

  2. I always have candy apples at Halloween but only for my family and grandchildren. These would be really different and would go over well. Thanks for sharing.

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