They have their evil eyes on you! Fresh apples have a brightly-colored candy dip, and lots of creepy eyeballs. They're a fun Halloween treat!
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It's an eye for an eye... and another eye, and another eye! When you have a bowl full of little candy eyes, it is inevitable that every food in your house will soon be dotted with eyes!
And these candy-coated apples! They're the perfect base for a whole lot of creepy eyeballs — they make me think of the monsters in Monsters, Inc.!
Why you'll love this treat
This is a fun and sweet treat, a nice combination of a healthy, fresh apple and a little candy! You can make them not just for Halloween, but anytime you want a fun snack to make for your little monsters.
Wilton Candy Melts come in every color you can imagine, including bright shades of purple, green, and orange that are perfect Halloween. They're easy to use too: Candy Melts melt quickly and smoothly. The coated apples dry fast, which is great news when your tiny, hungry fans are waiting to eat them!
Speaking of kids, this is a great recipe to make with kids. They can roll the apples in the Candy Melts and add the eyes. They're awesome treats for a Halloween party or school celebration!
🔪 How to make this recipe
Step 1: Get your materials ready
Get a styrofoam block or a box with holes punched in the lid to hold the coated apples on sticks. Pour the candy eyes in a small dish. Insert a wood stick into the bottom of each apple.
Step 2: Melt the Candy Melts
Pour the Candy Melts into a microwave-safe dish, and gently heat and stir them, just until they're melted and smooth.
Step 3: Coat the apples
Hold the apple by the stick, and roll it in the melted Candy Melts to coat the top and sides. Add candy eyeballs to the apples.
Step 4: Let them dry
Coat all the apples, then stand them up to dry. Then take a big bite!
- Look for Candy Melts and candy eyeballs at stores that sell candy making and cake decorating supplies, or order them online.
- The Candy Melts melt easily - just be sure not to overheat them, as they seize when the temperature gets too high.
The recipe for these eyeball-covered apples is below, and there are more, fun Halloween recipes, too:
💬 So how do you like these spooky candy-coated apples? Leave a comment for me below!
Evil Eyes Candy-Coated Apples
- 1 package Wilton Candy Eyeballs (small-sized, medium-sized or a combination of both)
- 12 ounces Wilton Candy Melts (great colors for Halloween are Lavender, Green, and Orange)
- 12 wood treat sticks
- 12 medium apples like Cortland or McIntosh, washed and polished dry
Get materials ready:
- Have ready a place to stand up the apples once they are on the sticks and dipped, such as a sturdy block of Styrofoam or a shallow, sturdy cardboard box with holes punched in the lid.
- Have the candy eyes opened and in a small dish.
- Stick the wooden sticks into the bottom of each apple, leaving enough stick out to use as a handle.
Melt the candy melts:
- Pour the Candy Melts in a medium heat-proof bowl (use separate bowls if you're using more than one color.)
- Microwave the Candy Melts in 30 second bursts, stirring each time, until the candy is completely melted and smooth. (It will be a little thick. Do not overheat it.)
Coat the apples:
- Holding the apple by the stick, roll it through the melted Candy Melts until the top and sides are coated. Tap off the excess or use a small rubber spatula to smooth off the excess.
- While the coating is still wet, press candy eyeballs all over the apple. (Add in 1 or 2 larger eyeballs if you're using them.)
- Stand the finished apple up in the prepared Styrofoam block or the box.
- Continue to dip and decorate the remaining apples. Allow them to dry completely - this should only take 10-15 minutes.
- When the apples are all dry you can serve them immediately. or gently wrap them in plastic wrap.
- Store them at room temperature for up to two days.