Â One of my favorite treats, from childhood to adulthood, has to be an ooey-gooey caramel apple. Â I can’t leave a fair or amusement park without getting an over-priced, but so delicious caramel apple. Â To add a Halloween twist on the classic treat, I made up this killer recipe forÂ Candy Corn Caramel Apples.
The secret ingredient…candy corns of course!
Start with 4-6 large Granny Smith apples. I love the tart apples combined with the sweet caramel.
Â 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)
Unwrap all of the caramels (the most time-consuming part) and put them in a large microwavable bowl. Â Next add the candy corns and evaporated milk. Â Microwave on high for one minute. Â Remove and stir. Â Microwave for additional 30 second increments until the caramels and candy corns are melted, but not boiling.
It will make a fun, festive orange color that is a great contrast to the bright green apples!
The easiest coating method I’ve found is to spoon the hot caramel onto the apples, starting at the top. Â 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.
Â And that is the candy corn caramel apple!
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.
Â Go crazy and drizzle-fo-shizzle!
OneÂ vital tip is to dip the apples into the toppings before the caramel hardens.
Â 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. Â Meanwhile, melt the baking chips and add the melted milk chocolate to a piping bag.
For the ghost, use a spoon to drizzle white chocolate from the top of the cold caramel apple. Â Place back in the freezer. Â 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.
Â And then dig in and enjoy!