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White Chocolate Halloween Candy Apples

White chocolate Halloween candy apples are easy to make. A fun Fall dessert with fresh fruit inside decorated as mummies for the holidays.

Halloween Candy Apples

Aren’t these Halloween candy apples fun?? You can decorate the outside however you like. Make them orange as pumpkins, a mummy, black for a witch or bat, the possibilities are endless once you understand how to make chocolate apples. (affiliate links present)

White Chocolate Apples

You can dunk these in a hard red lollipop like candy shell but seriously that is horrible for your teeth, these are better! Yes it dries hard but just stiff enough to stick to the outside, not break your teeth. I have paid way too much and have way too many crowns to risk chipping anything in my mouth y’all. 😉

Instead, get your kids in the kitchen and make these Halloween treats for kids together. They will LOVE decorating the outside with drizzles, sprinkles, chocolate candies or whatever they have in mind. You can decorate these for any holiday.

gluten free candy apples

Gluten Free Halloween Treats

That’s right, you can use gluten free chocolate chips if you need to as well. It is said that Wilton melts listed below is as well but isn’t labeled as such so if you’re sensitive I would use the Enjoy Life brand. The only real difference between the two is the ease of melting.

The melts are made in order to well..melt, easier with directions on the package. If you are using chocolate chips whether they are milk, dark, butterscotch or white you need an extra step so they don’t burn. Here’s how;

Melting White Chocolate Chips

This is the correct way of melting chocolate chips in microwave. You can also use a double boiler but this is much faster and works great.

  1. Add 1 cup into a microwave safe bowl with 1/2 tbsp of coconut oil on top (this will prevent burning)
  2. Heat in 30 second intervals stirring in between each time
  3. Continue doing this until all contents are very smooth

Coat apples, chocolate covered pretzels, drizzle on to red white and blue popcorn or other items immediately because this will harden quite fast.

Gluten Free Halloween Treats

How to Make Chocolate Covered Apples

Once you have your coating melted nice and smooth that is half the battle, but not hard friends. Before you do this you will want everything prepared so you can coat quickly before it hardens. Have candies out in the open too because it won’t stay wet for long.

  • You’ll want 1 bowl for melting and dipping
  • pastry bag with tip if you want to drizzle additional colors or stripes on the outside
  • candy apple skewers or 1 per piece of fruit
How do you wash apples before dipping in chocolate?

As you know, fruit bought at the grocery store typically has a wax like coating to make them shiny. If you bought them at a farmers market you would likely skip this step. You can either submerge in hot water for a few min. or mix 1 tablespoon of lemon juice and 1 tablespoon of baking soda to rinse.

A spoon is all you need really. You can dip them where the bottom half will stick but then spoon the rest over the top and allow excess to drip off.

How to Make Chocolate Covered Apples

Mummy Halloween Apples

These are Halloween apples but just think; you could drizzle melted blue and red stripes on the top for 4th of July dessert, make green with different colored M&Ms on the outside like a Christmas tree, or make brown made into turkeys for Thanksgiving.

Melts come in a variety of colors, or just add food colouring to these white ones.

  • Embed wooden dowels into the center (stem end) of the apples. Place the white candy melts and coconut oil into a microwave-safe bowl.
  • Microwave the candy on high for 1 minute. Stir vigorously to allow the candy to continue melting with the residual heat. Return the candy to the microwave and heat in 15-second intervals, stirring well between each, until the candy mixture is smooth.
  • Dip the apples and spoon over the rest until they are coated, allowing the excess to run back into the bowl. Place the apples on waxed or parchment paper to dry. When the apples are almost completely set, press the eyes into place.
  • Then, allow the candy to totally harden before completing the following steps. If needed, reheat the candy by melting in the microwave for 15 to 30 seconds. Place the apples with the eyes down and drizzle the apples in one direction with the candy.

When the candy is almost completely set, drizzle again in the opposite direction. Allow the candy coating to totally harden before flipping the apples and repeating the process on the opposite side. I have recipe for red candy apples below or you can jump to recipe below for this method.

White Chocolate Apples

Red Candy Apples

If you do want to try and make the sticky hard type like this, or in addition to I will share what you need down here below with directions too. Below will coat up to 15 or so apples depending on how large they are. You could make half and half using remaining apples to coat with chocolate, up to you.

Have a baking sheet with parchment paper on top ready before you get started on the coating. These are great wrapped up and gifted if you want to boo your neighbors this year.

  • In a medium pot on your stovetop combine sugar, corn syrup, and water over medium heat or until bubbling consistently.
  • Use a candy thermometer to check, you want it to reach 300 to 310 degrees F which would be 149 to 154 degrees C).
  • When you drop a small amount of syrup into a cup of cold water and it immediately turns hard, remove your pot from the heat because it is ready.
  • If you want it a different color other than clear, stir in food coloring now.

Immediately dip each apple that has a skewer forced inside into the candy until coated. Lift out, allow excess to drip off and place on your prepared baking sheet to cool and harden. If you wanted to drizzle something on top like to make caramel apples you would want to wait until it is hard.

How to Save Candy Apples

If you have leftovers you’ll want to wrap each one in a cellophane bag or wax paper tied at the top. You want to keep air away from them or it will begin to soften. Keeping them at room temperature as well is important. You can store in fridge but that will harden the outside quite a bit more and may hurt your teeth when bitten.

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Halloween Candy Apples

White chocolate Halloween candy apples are easy to make. A fun Fall dessert with fresh fruit inside decorated as mummies for the holidays.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword apples, candy, chocolate, gluten free, halloween, white chocolate
Prep Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 321kcal
Author The Typical Mom

Equipment

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Embed wooden dowels into the center (stem end) of the apples. Place the white candy melts and coconut oil into a microwave-safe bowl.
  • Microwave the candy on high for 1 minute. Stir vigorously to allow the candy to continue melting with the residual heat. Return the candy to the microwave and heat in 15-second intervals, stirring well between each, until the candy mixture is smooth.
  • Pour candy melts over each apple, allowing the excess to run back into the bowl. Place the apples on waxed or parchment paper to dry. When the apples are almost completely set, press the eyes into place.
  • Then, allow the candy to totally harden before completing the following steps. If needed, reheat the candy by melting in the microwave for 15 to 30 seconds. Place the apples with the eyes down and drizzle the apples in one direction with the candy.
  • When the candy is almost completely set, drizzle again in the opposite direction. Allow the candy to totally harden before flipping the apples and repeating the process on the opposite side.

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Nutrition Facts
Halloween Candy Apples
Amount Per Serving (1 oz)
Calories 321 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 13g81%
Trans Fat 0.003g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.2g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.2g
Cholesterol 0.3mg0%
Sodium 41mg2%
Potassium 195mg6%
Carbohydrates 49g16%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 43g48%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 103IU2%
Vitamin C 8mg10%
Calcium 13mg1%
Iron 0.2mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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