With its eerie atmosphere and hauntingly delicious treats, Halloween is the perfect time to indulge in some spooky delights. And what better way to celebrate than with Halloween-themed candy apples? In this blog post, we bring you five frightfully delightful recipes that will enchant both kids and adults alike. So grab your apron, get into the Halloween spirit, and let’s create some ghoulishly good candy apples!
Classic Blood Red Candy Apples:
- 6 medium-sized apples
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup light corn syrup
- 1/2 cup water
- Red gel food coloring
1. Wash and dry the apples thoroughly.
2. Insert a wooden stick into each apple at the stem end.
3. In a medium-sized saucepan over medium heat, combine sugar, corn syrup, and water. Stir until the sugar has dissolved completely.
4. Increase the heat to high and bring the mixture to a boil. Continue boiling without stirring until the mixture reaches around 300°F (150°C) on a candy thermometer.
5. Remove the pan from heat and carefully stir in red gel food coloring until desired shade of blood red is achieved.
6. Dip each apple into the hot candy mixture, making sure it’s coated completely. Allow any excess candy to drip off before placing them on parchment paper or a silicone mat to cool and harden.
Monster Mash Candy Apples:
- 6 Pink Lady or Golden Delicious apples
- Purple candy melts
- Candy eyeballs
- Assorted colored sprinkles
1. Thoroughly wash and dry the apples.
2. Insert wooden sticks into each apple at the stem end.
3. Melt purple candy melts according to package instructions.
4. Dip each apple into the melted candy, ensuring they are fully coated.
5. Immediately decorate with assorted colored sprinkles while the coating is still wet.
6. Before the coating hardens completely, gently press one or two candy eyeballs onto each apple to give them a monstrous appearance.
Whether you’re hosting a Halloween party or looking for a fun activity with your family, these Halloween-themed candy apple recipes are sure to be a hit! From classic blood-red to wicked witch and spooky spider web designs, there’s something for everyone’s taste and creativity level. So go ahead, get creative in your kitchen this Halloween season and enjoy these tantalizing treats that combine fright and delight in every bite!