Chocolate Covered Apples

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I love halloween! It’s THE holiday that really divides folks here in the UK.  I hear a lot of snarky comments about the holiday and people really do appear to hate it.   I get it really. It’s an imported holiday from the Americans, those folks of little history and no taste.  I get that Bonfire night has so much more history but really you can’t compete with fancy dress and chocolate can you? 

For me it reminds me of running home straight after school changing into a home made costume grabbing a plastic bag and hitting up the neighbourhood for chocolate… lovely lovely chocolate! The odd apple was chucked away- might be filled w/ pins you know!

As an expat I want Squidge to experience some of the same things I did as a kid.  This year I finally feel brave enough to host a Halloween party.  I’ve been searching Pinterest for some party games and am really excited about what we’ll be playing!   

I’ve also been searching the best chocolate covered apple recipes.  I must have watched 100 youtube videos and cobbled together what I thought would work here in the UK as I don’t have access to all the ingredients.  Well the main ingredient I don’t have are the caramels.  In the US we melt Brach’s caramels to dip the apples in.  

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Things you’ll need for chocolate covered apples.  

  • chocolate for melting
  • skewers
  • mini marshmallows
  • crushed candy (M&M’s, desiccated coconut)

Melt the chocolate in the microwave- using the instructions in the package. I tried chocolate chips and Wilton candy melts. The Wilton Candy Melts were by far the superior chocolate to use.  The chocolate melted nicely and when it dried it was nice and shiny!

I tried making my own caramel and although the caramel was yummy I don’t think it added anything to the candy apples so don’t recommend them.  If you do want to try to make your own caramel it’s easy enough. Just use a tin of condensed milk, brown sugar and water- the recipe is on the back of the Carnation condensed milk or you can find it here

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Then we just covered the chocolate covered apple with our favourite sweets.  Squidge said it was just perfect. She’s really looking forward to making a whole load of them with her friends on Saturday! 

Do you do anything for Halloween?

7 Comments

  1. October 29, 2016 /

    I’m on the other side of the fence I’m afraid – I just don’t get Halloween at all. That said, those apples look flipping delicious and I totally get why you would want to celebrate Halloween with Squidge when it’s part of your own childhood! Hope you have a great party!!!
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  2. October 30, 2016 /

    This looks such fun, I love that it includes fruit too. I remember a child and my mum buying toffee apples, must be a be a thing of the pass as they don’t seem to be sold any more.
    We do make a big deal about Halloween, my Mum is South American and she celebrate thing like Day of the Dead.
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  3. October 30, 2016 /

    These look delicious and I love the idea of dipping them in sweets. We’ve been to a couple of Halloween events and a party over half term. We’re also trick or treating tomorrow. There is a lot of history to Halloween by the way. It’s all rooted in Celtic history 🙂
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  4. October 31, 2016 /

    oh i wishj I could come to those parties (and we don’t all think that about Americans you know – Disney and Reeces Pieces and Keith Urban, F Scott Fitzgerald and Elvis (need I say more?)
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  5. catherine hooper
    November 3, 2016 /

    Yummy!! I loved making these as a kid but haven’t done it with my own!!