Theresa's Mixed Nuts: Halloween Bitten Apples

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Halloween Bitten Apples

Treats and Halloween just go hand-in-hand, right? I mean, nobody likes the holiday for the tricks. Gimme the sweets! I indulge in my fair share of chocolate this time of year, but I also eat a lot of apples too. It's the one time of year it seems acceptable to take a healthy treat and turn it into something not so healthy and hardly anyone bats an eye. It wouldn't really be Halloween without some kind of candy apple, would it? Certainly not! I really didn't feel like dealing with the sticky mess that caramel apples make, so this year I thought I'd go to a little cleaner and whip up chocolate covered apples. I wanted to stick with the spooky theme of the holiday, and when I found a bunch of plastic vampire teeth that I had left over from our party last year, I knew exactly how to spookify my goodies without a lot of effort. If you need a last minute Halloween party treat, these Bitten Apples are quick and easy to put together and will look great on your treat table!



What you need:

Apples
White Chocolate
Hard Candy that's red in color (I used Jolly Ranchers)
Plastic Vampire Teeth
Wooden Craft Sticks

Directions:

Melt the chocolate in a double broiler over medium heat or in a metal bowl over boiling water. (You can also use Wilton candy melts, but I really hate those things since I can never get them to melt properly.)

Once chocolate is melted and smooth, remove from heat. Holding the apple by its stem, dip it into the chocolate, covering as much of the apple as you'd like. Place apple on wax paper and allow the chocolate to cool and set. Repeat with as many apples as you are using for your gathering.

Clip vampire teeth at the seams so there is 1/2 of the set per apple. Place teeth on top of apple, gently pressing down to secure in place.

After chocolate has hardened, place 4-5 hard candies in a microwave safe bowl. Heat on high for 30 seconds or until candy is completely melted and bubbling.


melted jolly rancher candy


Using a spoon or medicine dropper, let the candy drip down the sharp point of each fang. *BE QUICK here as the candy returns back to its hardened state quite fast. That's why I suggest only melting 4 to 5 candies at a time.

Insert a craft stick through the top of the apple, tie on a ribbon, then they are ready to serve.

halloween candy apples



Are you hosting a Halloween party this year? What will be on your dessert table?


39 comments:

  1. Awesome! I'm actually hosting a Halloween party on Friday and needed spooky food ideas. This could be a fun one. :)

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  2. hey, granny, you left your teeth on my apple.... Ewwwwww!

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  3. These are so clever! I have never seen anything like them. My son loves candy apples and I know he would love these.

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  4. That is a neat way of doing it and far less messy as well. The halloween nazi can turn any healthy food to not so healthy lol

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  5. Spooky cool! I'm pinning this. :)

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  6. That's a cute recipe! I love these so much! Classic Halloween.

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  7. Those are so great! I'll be they keep really well, too. I mean, after all, vampires are immortal.

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  8. What a yummy and creative idea. I will have to make some for our Halloween Party.

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  9. We don't have a real party per se but a meet-up

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  10. These are absolutely fantastic! I have never seen anything quite like it. My kids would love these!

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  11. These are great. I am sure they would be fun for a party.

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  12. These are so cute! I love having candy apples and these are so unique.

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  13. These are such unique Halloween treats! This is the best take on candied apple type treats that I've ever seen.

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  14. I love candy apples, but this presentation is something I could really sink my teeth into! Love the teeth on top.

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  15. These are sure to be the hit at any party! So creative- I love apple treats

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  16. Haha, these are the best! That melted hard candy worked super well. Great party recipe!

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  17. I love these apples! They are going to be great for our party. Halloween is the best time to get creative.

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  18. I LOVE how those turned out. You're so creative.

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  19. My sister and I will be hosting the family's Halloween party this year. I'm going to suggest these Halloween Bitten Apples. We have collected so many awesome recipes for our party but we have not really decided on which ones to make! These apples will look so cool! (and taste yummy too!)

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  20. I'm not hosting! We have an event to go to every single day though, starting yesterday all the way through Monday. Let the holidays begin! :) Love your apples. :)

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    1. Us too. While I love the festivities, I am already feeling exhausted. We've got a weekend of Halloween, then starting on the 6th and running all the way until Christmas, we've signed up for massive volunteering projects in the community. I am almost already longing for January when I'll finally be able to nap again lol

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  21. Wow these look fantastic! My kids would get such a kick out of these. What fun, they are so creative too. Would love to send them in for my kiddos classes too! - Jeanine

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  22. Those are sooooo super cute! I didn't even know you could melt hard candy in the microwave...lol! Very cool idea!

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  23. My kids would go gaga for these treats! They are perfect for a spooky Halloween celebration! Definitely going to try and recreate them this weekend! Also my mind is blown about being able to melt hard candy in the microwave!!

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  24. OH these are really very pretty, despite being so spooky!

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    1. These are adorable! I am going to make these for my niece's halloween party, she will love them.

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  25. These are too fun! This would be amazing for a fun Halloween Party!

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  26. These look nifty for the upcoming holiday.
    The directions look clear and your pictures are very good.

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  27. These look fantastic! What a great idea for Halloween!

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  28. Oh my Godiva! I just felt my sugar level skyrocket. Or was that all the junk food and candy I've been eating? At any rate, those looks so yummy.

    Hope you're well, Theresa.

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  29. Such a creative idea.I never knew about this, I should try this

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  30. Haha Theresa! This is awesome. What a fantastic idea!!

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  31. I seriously think these are the coolest concept. You're so creative!

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  32. oh Theresa! I should have seen this post earlier. I'm doing bloody cheese cake (raspberry topping) but this post will be bookmarked for next year. thx ♥

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  33. I'm always a fan of candy/caramel apples. These are the cutest and so creative!

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  34. How cute!! This looks easy enough that I could even do it with the grandkids.

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  35. That's an awesome idea for Halloween! I love making caramel apples because the kids get to eat some fruit as well. These will make it even more fun!

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  36. they look super cool, Theresa...always salute your creativity :)..

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