Halloween Apples

 
I’m so excited to be sharing today’s recipe, Halloween Apples, and just in time for Halloween! I know it doesn’t sound like anything special, but think of melted candy, Halloween sprinkles, and apples.
 
It’s like a cupcake, but with apples, and without the cake. So it’s healthy for you, right?
 
I love these tombstone sprinkles!

I have to confess, I had so much fun making these because it’s, well, so FUN to do! Or maybe I just really get into making my food!
 

Let’s just say Thor was looking at me and shaking his little feline head. Really all I needed was a witch’s hat and a giant cauldron to set the scene in my kitchen the day I made these!
 

And the best part about making these (other than eating them) is you don’t have to have any cooking skills. Well, okay, it wouldn’t hurt to know how to operate a microwave.
But that’s the extent of cooking skills needed. If you can operate a microwave oven, then you can make these Halloween Apples.
Plus you can decorate 12 apples in under 20 minutes. How’s that for time management?
And they’re the healthier choice for Halloween treats! Yes, I believe if I tell myself that enough times, then it’s true. They ARE healthy!

 

Halloween Apples

Recipe by Julie Murphy
Halloween inspired apples for a healthier Halloween treat!

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 2 to 3 minutes
Total time: 20 minutes
Yield: 3 lbs. Halloween apples
Ingredients

  • 3 lbs. mini Granny Smith apples, washed well, rinsed, and dried
  • 2 – 12 ounces white candy melts
  • 1 packet (30 count) Bamboo lollipop sticks
  • 2-3 small bottles Halloween cupcake sprinkles

Directions

  1. After apples have been washed, rinsed, and dried, remove the stems.
  2. Insert lollipop sticks, about 1 inch, into center of apples where stem once was. Set apples with sticks aside.
  3. Line a cookie sheet with wax paper. Set aside.
  4. Place 3 small bowls on counter where you will be decorating apples. If no shaker top is on your sprinkle bottle, pour sprinkles into separate small bowls.
  5. Place 1 clean spoon near sprinkle bowls.
  6. In a medium to large microwave-proof bowl, pour in 1 bag of candy melts. (I found it easier to use 1 bag of candy melts at a time when making my Halloween Apples.)
  7. Place into microwave oven and microwave on High for 2 to 3 minutes, stirring with a wooden spoon every 20 to 30 seconds until all candy melts are melted. Keep in mind, candy melts will not look melted until you stir them and stirring every 20-30 seconds helps prevent burning the candy melts.
  8. After candy melts are melted, its time to start dipping the apples.
  9. Grabbing apples by the lollipop sticks, insert the apple into the melted candy and spin around the bowl, coating the apple with melted candy. You can use a spatula to cover the area around the stick and cover up any bare spots on the apple.
  10. After apples are coated with candy melts, sprinkle with Halloween sprinkles by either sprinkling over the apple or spooning sprinkles over the apple while holding the apple over the bowl.
  11. Place candy coated apples on wax paper. Repeat process with remaining apples.
  12. Place into the refrigerator to help set the candy coating.
  13. Serve at room temperature.

Cinnamon coated apples

I had some remaining apples so I made Cinnamon Coated Apples just for fun! I hope you love these too!

Cinnamon Coated Apples

Recipe by Julie Murphy
Cinnamon coated apples that are a deliciously sweet treat for Halloween and Thanksgiving holidays.

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 2 minutes
Total time: 10 minutes
Yield: 5 cinnamon coated apples
Ingredients

  • 5 mini Granny Smith apples
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup white candy melts
  • 1/2 cup cinnamon chips
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

Directions
  1. After apples have been washed, rinsed, and dried, remove the stems.
  2. Insert lollipop sticks, about 1 inch, into center of apples where stem once was. Set apples with sticks aside.
  3. Line a cookie sheet with wax paper. Set aside.
  4. Mix sugar and cinnamon together in a small bowl. Place on counter where you will be decorating apples.
  5. Place 1 clean spoon near bowl.
  6. In a medium to large microwave-proof bowl, pour in cinnamon chips and candy melts.
  7. Place into microwave oven and microwave on High for 1 to 2 minutes, stirring with a wooden spoon every 20 to 30 seconds until all candy is melted. Keep in mind, candy will not look melted until you stir them and stirring every 20-30 seconds helps prevent burning the candy.
  8. After candy is melted, its time to start dipping the apples.
  9. Grabbing apples by the lollipop sticks, insert the apple into the melted candy and spin around the bowl, coating the apple with melted candy. You can use a spatula to cover the area around the stick and cover up any bare spots on the apple.
  10. After apples are coated with melted cinnamon, sprinkle with cinnamon sugar by spooning cinnamon sugar over the apple while holding the apple over the bowl.
  11. Place candy coated apples on wax paper. Repeat process with remaining apples.
  12. Place into the refrigerator to help set the candy coating.
  13. Serve at room temperature.        
*Helpful Hints*
 
– You can use white chocolate chips mixed with vegetable or coconut oil instead of candy melts. Use 1 teaspoon of oil to 1 cup white chocolate chips.
 
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Shared with: Savoring Saturdays

2 thoughts on “Halloween Apples

  1. I've never tried making my own candy-coated apples. These all look delicious! My kids would give me mommy of the year if I made them. Haha! Thanks so much for sharing these at Savoring Saturdays, Julie! Hope you'll be back this weekend!

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