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.
Things you’ll need for chocolate covered apples.
- chocolate for melting
- 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
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?