Candy corn caramel apples

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posted on October 9, 2013 by  |  posted under Desserts, Halloween, Recipes

Candy corn caramel apples

 One of my favorite treats, from childhood to adulthood, has to be an ooey-gooey caramel apple.  I can’t leave a fair or amusement park without getting an over-priced, but so delicious caramel apple.  To add a Halloween twist on the classic treat, I made up this killer recipe for Candy Corn Caramel Apples.

The secret ingredient…candy corns of course!

Candy corn caramel apples

Start with 4-6 large Granny Smith apples. I love the tart apples combined with the sweet caramel.

Candy corn caramel apples

 The caramel recipe is three simple ingredients:

-14 oz caramels

-1 cup Halloween candy corns

-2 TB evaporated milk (regular milk is an acceptable substitute)

Candy corn caramel apples

Unwrap all of the caramels (the most time-consuming part) and put them in a large microwavable bowl.  Next add the candy corns and evaporated milk.  Microwave on high for one minute.  Remove and stir.  Microwave for additional 30 second increments until the caramels and candy corns are melted, but not boiling.

Candy corn caramel apples

It will make a fun, festive orange color that is a great contrast to the bright green apples!

Candy corn caramel apples

The easiest coating method I’ve found is to spoon the hot caramel onto the apples, starting at the top.  It will drizzle down and you coat the rest of the apple and place it on waxed paper that has been sprayed with cooking spray.

Candy corn caramel apples

 And that is the candy corn caramel apple!

Candy corn caramel apples

If you want to get festive and add some scrumptious toppings, a few suggestions are pecans, crushed oreos, Heath bits, and white and milk chocolate melting chips.

Candy corn caramel apples

 Go crazy and drizzle-fo-shizzle!

One vital tip is to dip the apples into the toppings before the caramel hardens.

Candy corn caramel apples

 White and milk chocolate melting chips are perfect for adding those spooky details, perfect for trick-or-treating or a Halloween party.

Place the caramel apples in the fridge or freezer for a few minutes until the exterior is cold.  Meanwhile, melt the baking chips and add the melted milk chocolate to a piping bag.

Candy corn caramel apples

For the ghost, use a spoon to drizzle white chocolate from the top of the cold caramel apple.  Place back in the freezer.  When the white chocolate is cold, add milk chocolate eyes and a mouth using the piping bag.

For the jack-o-lantern and spider web apples, use the piping bag of chocolate to draw those details onto the cold apples.

Candy corn caramel apples

 And then dig in and enjoy!

Candy corn caramel apples

Candy corn caramel apples

Ingredients

  • 14 oz caramels
  • 1 cup Halloween candy corns
  • 2 TB evaporated milk (regular milk is an acceptable substitute)
  • 4-6 large granny smith apples

Instructions

  1. Unwrap all of the caramels (the most time-consuming part) and put them in a large microwavable bowl.
  2. Next add the candy corns and evaporated milk. Microwave on high for one minute.
  3. Remove and stir.
  4. Microwave for additional 30 second increments until the caramels and candy corns are melted, but not boiling.
  5. The easiest coating method I’ve found is to spoon the hot caramel onto the apples, starting at the top. It will drizzle down and you coat the rest of the apple and place it on waxed paper that has been sprayed with cooking spray.
  6. If you want to get festive and add some scrumptious toppings, a few suggestions are pecans, crushed oreos, Heath bits, and white and milk chocolate melting chips.
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  1. October 17th, 2012 at 9:30 pm
    Harleena Singh says:
    Wow - this surely is wonderful and something that one needs to try - especially with Halloween just round the corner.

    And if you have small kids - they are gonna love it. :)

    Thanks for sharing. :)
  2. October 17th, 2012 at 9:36 pm
    Shelley says:
    These look deliciously AMAZING! I love the Halloween themed ones. I am making these with the kiddos this weekend for sure. Little man will get a kick out of the ghost.
  3. October 18th, 2012 at 7:29 am
    Jessica says:
    These look awesome! I'm going to try them for our Halloween party next wknd....Any tips on how to store them? Thx for sharing!
    • October 18th, 2012 at 8:19 am
      Nicolette says:
      I wrapped them in saran wrap and they kept great in the fridge for at least one week. But maybe spray the saran wrap with cooking spray or possibly cut a square of wax paper to go around it so the designs don't smash. Good luck!
  4. October 18th, 2012 at 10:26 am
    Missy says:
    These look like something I can conquer! The kids would get a kick out of decorating these, I bet. Cute ghost!
  5. October 19th, 2012 at 11:07 am
    Nesleirbag says:
    These look absolutely delicious and so professional looking. Yum!
  6. October 22nd, 2012 at 5:56 pm
    Penny says:
    Oooh, yum! I want some!
  7. October 25th, 2012 at 5:07 am
    Barb says:
    How many caramel apples were you able to make with this recipe?
    • October 25th, 2012 at 8:44 pm
      Nicolette says:
      It made 6 good-sized caramel apples for me. Good luck!
  8. November 17th, 2012 at 12:16 pm
    Nancy says:
    This is the #1 tip...always dip apples by their stick into boiling water and swirl for about 20 seconds, then dry with towel. This will melt the wax and allow the caramel to stick. I know, I've made over 75 for a wedding and the next day the carmel would all pool at the bottom of the apple. I wish I knew this trick then.
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