How to Make Chocolate Dipped Halloween Candy Apples
Ok, so before you all freak out on me I have not lost my mind. Yes, you read the post title right, this is a post on how to make some cute Chocolate Dipped Halloween Candy Apples. I know, the kids have not even returned to school but believe it or not people are hitting up my site for Halloween ideas–already! So, being the helpful blogger that I am, I figured I would share a recipe I made earlier this year for a client.
I guess you could say there is a small part of Halloween that I just love. I am not into the dark side of things, but am more of a pumpkins, and the “cuter” side of Halloween. While I totally do enjoy a zombie movie from time to time I enjoy Halloween for my kids. They love the playful side of it, carving pumpkins, and even trick or treating for some sweet treats.
For us, Halloween is basically an event to play pretend, dress up, and channel our funny, silly, and maybe even spooky sides. Typically, the second week of September is when I will start to decorate my home with Fall leaves, pumpkins, and maybe even a cute bat, witch, or cat. I also start pumpkin-spicing the heck out of everything!
Then come the Halloween candy apples. In our home Fall=Candy Apples, pumpkin everything, and those candy corns everyone sorta loves, but hates. I know they look super cute, but I can only eat like one or two…they are just way too rich for me. I rather take a few bags and make a centerpiece with them verses eating them.
Now onto this lovely specie of a candy apple. Since purple, and lime green are actually Halloweenish colors, I thought it would be fun and playful to make a chocolate dipped candy apple that features Sixlets and some chocolate swizzle. The swizzle comes into play to not only add an additional layer of chocolate goodness, but to also hide an imperfections the candy may encounter from the chocolate.
When you dip and apple in chocolate, the chocolate has a very small window for the candies to adhere. Sometimes, the candy tend to slide or fall off. That is why chocolate swizzled these Halloween candy apples.
Here are some tips for making Halloween Chocolate Dipped Candy Apples:
- 5 Granny Smith or Macintosh Apples
- 5 candy sticks
- 12 ounces of premium melting chocolate
- 1 teaspoon coconut oil
- Wax paper
- Candies of choice-I used SweetWorks Celebrations Sixlets
- Double Boiler
- 2 forks
Candy apples use quite a bit of chocolate. I would recommend using an entire 12 ounce bag of premium melting chocolates. By heating the chocolate in a double boiler, you will not risk ceasing the chocolate.
Make sure you wash your apples well to remove any wax on them. If you do not, the chocolate will not stick.
Dry apples completely, and firming insert the sticks
Place chocolate in double boiler, and add the coconut oil
Stir frequently until chocolate is creamy
Once chocolate is ready dip apples carefully, and cover using your fork.
Place apple on wax paper and immediately sprinkle with candies; repeat
You will notice some candies have chocolate on them, that’s ok because you will be swizzling them.
Simply dip fork in remaining chocolate, and them swizzle over apples.
Refrigerate apples until hardened.
These Halloween Candy Apples would make great Halloween party snacks!