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With the spookiest holiday of the year just a few weeks away, now is the perfect time to craft a delicious Fall treat. Today we’re featuring 7 Halloween-Inspired Candy Apple Recipes. From festive recipes to gory ones, we’ve curated a list of our favorite holiday-themed recipes your family and friends are sure to love.
DIY Halloween Candy Apple Ideas
Jack O’Lantern Pumpkin Candy Apples
This Halloween do more than just carve a pumpkin, make your very own Jack O’Lantern candy apple treats! This iconic symbol for the holiday is the perfect treat to make for family members and friends. Even better, make these delicious candy treats together! Have a contest to see who can come up with the best Jack O’Lantern face. And, because candy apples stay fresh for up to two weeks (longer if refrigerated) these treats also work well to add festive decor to your kitchen - score!
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Dia de Los Muertos Candy Apples
Dia de Los Muertos is a Mexican holiday that begins on the same day as Halloween each year. Unlike Halloween though, Dia de Los Muertos is a multi-day celebration designed to honor ancestors and friends who have passed on. The celebration is believed to help the spirits of the deceased in their spiritual journey towards peace. Dia de Los Muertos is celebrated widely in Mexico and throughout the United States. Typical of the holiday, guests often paint their faces in elaborate portrayals of decorated skulls, like the image below. These candy apple Dia de Los Muertos apples make for the perfect recipe this time of year!
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Fun & Festive Candy Apples
Looking for a fun and easy candy apple recipe to recreate with your family? These festive candy apples are the perfect solution. Instead of trying to create a specific face or shape on your apple, experiment with fall colors and candies. Remember, the best thing about candy apples is how they taste, not necessarily whether they look like works of art. Grab your favorite holiday candies and make this fun and festive candy apple variation.
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Snow White’s Poisonous Apple
Take inspiration from the notorious tale of Snow White and the poisonous apple to create a haunted Halloween treat this year. In the story, Snow White takes a bite of an apple poisoned by the evil queen. The poison puts Snow White in a deep sleep, only to be awoken by the kiss of her true love, the Prince. Use this popular German fairy tale as your inspiration to make a poisonous candy apple for Halloween. On the plus side, this recipe is extremely easy to make! Dip your apple in black sugared food coloring, add a lollipop stick to the top, let dry and the apples are ready to share. Boom!
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Eye See You! Creepy Candy Apple
These bloodshot eyeballs are a perfect candy apple recipe to make if you like your Halloween treats more on the gory side. Add as much red gel food coloring to your candy apples as you want; the more you add the bloodier these scary apples can get. Spooky! We advise using pre-made candied eye googlers to make this recipe even easier. Just add some frosting and pop the pre-made eye corneas on the apple.
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Scary Skull-eton Candy Apples
These candy apples are a spooky treat perfect for any Halloween party. To make these candy apples shaped like skulls first dip the apple in melted caramel and let dry. Once dry, dip the top of the apple in white sugared food coloring mix. Let it drip down to create a melting effect. Once that layer is dry, add additional caramel to make the eyes and sunken in nose shape. Viola! A spooky skull-eton candy apple perfect for Halloween!
Candy Apple Monsters!
These candy apple monsters are as cute as they are scary! They make for the perfect treat to bring to your Halloween party or a work event. Mix separate colors of sugared frosting mix to create a variety of decoration options. Add candied eyes, chocolate slices, and gummies to create your own, unique monsters. Boo!
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