A classic fall favorite of mine is taffy or caramel apples. Over the years these sweet treats have gone through a makeover and come covered in all sorts of tasty bits these days. Something you see routinely now is chocolate covered apples and honestly it’s surprising to me how long it took to add this idea. I decided to take chocolate covered apples a step farther and turn them into a classic Halloween sight. These witch’s cauldron chocolate dipped apples are a silly and festive take on this and definitely something fun to do with the kids.
I’ve been making a few Halloween treats and I’ve been using Wilton Candy Melts in black and vibrant green. I also have a plethora of apples since we went to the apple orchard and I wanted to use some of them up but the kids wanted to be able to help me make something so this was how I came up with this idea. I figured I could use up the rest of my Halloween Wilton Candy Melts, clear out some of the apples and spend some time with the kids all in one fell swoop.
I have to say that I was ridiculously happy with how well these came out. Sometimes I get these ideas and they just don’t turn out like I wanted so it’s always pleasant when you get what you were shooting for.
Do not worry if some of the green chocolate candy melts dribbles a bit onto the black. It just makes it look like your cauldron is bubbling over. I opted to use bug sprinkles and I wanted eyeballs too but I did not have any sprinkles for that. Instead I used white pearl sprinkles and colored the pupil onto them with food markers.
- 3-4 apples depending on size
- 12 oz. Wilton Candy Melts in Black
- 6 oz. Wilton Candy Melts in Vibrant Green
- Sprinkles and candy to decorate
- 3-4 Sticks
- Wash and dry the apples. Put the sticks into the apples being careful not to push the stick all the way through. Heat the black chocolate candy melts in a bowl according to the package directions. Dip the apples in the the black chocolate leaving the very top uncovered. Let the apples sit so that the chocolate can set. When the apples are almost set heat the green chocolate candy melts in a pastry bag according to the package directions. Do not let the green chocolate get to thin. Pipe the chocolate onto the tops of the apples in a thick, bubbling pattern. Add sprinkles to decorate.
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