Hocus Pocus Cauldron Monster Apples

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Spooky cauldron apples with fun monster eyes for halloween!
Total Time 30 minutes

Create these spooky cauldron Hocus Pocus monster apples for your next Halloween party! Dipped in chocolate and caramel then covered in creepy sprinkles. These sweet treats are sure to be a hit! For more fun ideas see my Halloween page.

Hocus Pocus Cauldron Monster Apples

Hey, Hocus Pocus fans…Halloween is just around the corner, which means it’s time to start thinking about spooky treats and picking out costumes! These witchy monster apples are the perfect way to get into the Halloween spirit. Those candy eyeballs are so fun right?

These Halloween apples are easy to make and only require only a few ingredients, so you can have them ready in no time. Plus, they’re sure to be a hit with both kids and adults alike.

Today I am sharing a cool tip to make your candy covered treat look perfect! It’s additives that you add to the chocolate when heating them up! It make it thinner and so much easier to make amazing treats!

TIP: How to Thin Chocolate Candy for Recipes

This tip is optional in this recipe!

Sometimes when using candy melts to create treats they may melt into a thicker consistency. Which can be hard to work with if you need a smooth finish to your candy coating.

Professional bakers use paramount crystals or coconut oil to thin the consistency of the chocolate so it more fluid or easier to work with. Start by adding 1 teaspoon of either the paramount crystals or coconut oil at a time to the melted chocolate until you get the desired consistency.

Be aware though, too much of either of those ingredients will cause the chocolate to be too thin. So go slow when adding them in to be safe.

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Let me show you how to make these creepy Hocus Pocus treats…

Hocus Pocus Monster Apples

Chocolate covered apples with caramel topped with sprinkles!

INGREDIENTS  

how to make chocolate covered apples

INSTRUCTIONS 

  • Wash and wipe apples with a clean cloth or paper towel to remove any dirt or wax. Make sure they are completely dry. Any moisture could make the candy not set properly.
how to make candy apples
  • Remove any stems and push the apple sticks in the tops of the apples and place them on a dry surface.
  • Melt the chocolate in a deep bowl in the microwave for 30 seconds and then 15 second intervals until is melted. (Optional: Add 1-2 tsp of coconut oil or 1-2 tsp of paramount crystals to thin the chocolate).
chocolate dipped apples
  • Dip an apple in the chocolate almost to the top.
  • Pull the apples out of the chocolate and scrape the bottom of the apple on the bowl on the bowl and place on sheet pan covered in parchment paper. Repeat with last 2 apples.
  • Place the apples in the refrigerator for 15 mins to solidify the chocolate.
green caramel sauce
  • A couple of minutes before removing the apples warm the caramel squares in the microwave for 10-15 second intervals until melted and hot.
  • Add 2 drops of green food coloring gel to the caramel and mix until the desired shade of green is archieved.
  • Remove the chocolate covered apples from the refrigerator.
caramel monster apples
  • While the apples are cold, spoon the caramel over the top of the apple. You have to move quickly because the hot caramel will melt the cold chocolate.
  • Add sprinkles to the caramel and place the apple back in the refrigerator for 10 minutes to cool the caramel and stop the chocolate from melting. If the toppings are not solid then leave them in for 10 minute intervals.
  • Remove apples and enjoy!

AMAZON COOKING FAVS

black candy apple
halloween monster apples

MAKE AHEAD: Place them in an airtight container and keep then on the counter or in the refrigerator for 4-5 days.

FREEZER: Not recommended

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Hocus Pokus Monster Apples

Spooky cauldron apples with fun monster eyes for halloween!
Servings: 3 people
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Calories: 530

RECCOMENDED EQUIPMENT

  • apple sticks
  • 2 mixing bowls, one sort of deep and one small
  • spoon

Ingredients

  • 3 apples
  • green food coloring gel, Americolor Brand in Leaf Green
  • 12 caramel squares
  • 5 oz (1/2 a bag of Wiltons 10oz) of black chocolate candy melts
  • Halloween sprinkles
  • 1-2 tsp paramount crystals or coconut oil , (Optional -see notes)
  • apple sticks

Instructions

  • Wash and wipe apples with a clean cloth or paper towel. Make sure they are completely dry. Any moisture could make the candy not set properly.
  • Push apple sticks in the tops of the apples and place them on a dry surface.
  • Melt the chocolate in a deep bowl in the microwave for 30 seconds and then 15 second intervals until is melted. (Optional: Add 1-2 tsp of coconut oil or 1-2 tsp of paramount crystals to thin the chocolate).
  • Dip an apple in the chocolate almost to the top.
  • Pull the apples out of the chocolate and scrape the bottom of the apple on the bowl on the bowl and place on parchment paper. Repeat with last 2 apples.
  • Place the apples in the refrigerator for 15 mins to solidify the chocolate.
  • A couple of minutes before removing the apples warm the caramel squares in the microwave for 10-15 second intervals until melted and hot.
  • Add a few drops of green food coloring gel to the caramel and mix until the desired shade of green is archived.
  • Remove the chocolate covered apples from the refrigerator.
  • While the apples are cold, spoon the caramel over the top of the apple. You have to move quickly because the hot caramel will melt the chocolate a bit.
  • Add sprinkles to the caramel and place the apple back in the refrigerator for 10 minutes to cool the caramel and stop the chocolate from melting. If the toppings are not solid then leave them in for 10 minute intervals.
  • Remove apples and enjoy!

NOTES

TIP: If you don’t want to melt caramel squares you can use store brought caramel sauce. Just make sure to put them in the freezer not the refrigerator so it solidifies.
Bakers use paramount crystals or coconut oil to thin chocolate so it comes out fluid-like and really smooth. It does not change the flavor of the treats. The rule is to work in 1 teaspoon into a batch of melted chocolate and see how it works for your recipe. Then add a teaspoon at a time until you get the right consistency. Be aware: Adding too much will make the chocolate too thin.

Nutrition

Serving: 1apple | Calories: 530kcal | Carbohydrates: 78g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 109mg | Potassium: 618mg | Sugar: 56g | Calcium: 101mg | Iron: 6mg
COURSE :Dessert
CUISINE :American
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