A delicious fall treat, you can learn to make gourmet chocolate candy apples at home. They also make a fun fall activity and party favors.
Making Candy apples screams fall, doesn’t it?! Even though fall isn’t technically here just yet, I am really looking forward to these tart apples covered in a sweet coating of our favorite candies. Last year, I had a fun Halloween party coming up and I wanted to make some edible favors to take home. These classic candy covered apples are pretty easy to make and you can dress them up with chocolate, caramel, candy bars, nuts, and even pretzels!
Almost every year for Halloween, I misjudge the amount of candy to have on hand, and then there is this huge excessive amount of candy around the house. Making candy apples is a great way to use up some of that excess and we give them out as gifts. Everyone loves them and my own temptation is kept in check. (yesssss!)
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Supplies for Making Chocolate Candy Apples
- Extra long lollipop sticks
- Clear flat-bottomed favor bags (optional if giving as gifts). If your apples are quite large, this apple box might work better.
- Hammer or kitchen mallet (A rolling pin will do in a pinch, but I like a regular ol garage hammer because it’s more precise)
- wax paper
- Plastic sealable bags (like ziplock bags)
Tips for making Chocolate Covered Candy Apples
The full instructions are below in the recipe box, but here are a few tips that work for me.
- I personally prefer granny smith apples, but any mildly sweet or tart apples will work such as gala, golden delicious, or braeburn.
- My personal favorite melting chocolate is Dulce Frutta, which you can find in most grocery stores in the produce section, but I am linking it just for your reference.
- Hard candies seem to work best or at least look better, but you can also use softer candies or candy bars if you cut them up with a knife.
Want more edible treats that kids can make with you? Here are some ideas!
- Easy Marshmallow Pops
- Infused Cooking Oils
- Easy Key Lime Pie Milkshake
- Gift Giving Halloween Party – At the party, we wrapped them in plastic favor bags and let the guests choose a festive ribbon or two. Aren’t they so cute?!
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