One of my favorite Halloween traditions has to be making candy apples, although now that I’m older I’ve come to appreciate the sweet and tangy combination of apples and dark chocolate. Last year I made this candy apple recipe so I can assure you that it is excellent.
Gourmet Candy Apple Recipe
Time: 2 hours; Yields: 10; Difficulty: Easy
- 10 pink lady apples
- 360g of 70% dark chocolate
- 12 popsicle sticks
- Sprinkles, optional
- Orange icing sugar, optional
- After washing the apples, skewer each one with a popsicle stick and set aside.
- Line a baking tray with greaseproof paper and set aside.
- In a double boiler, melt the dark chocolate until smooth and shiny.
- Take the apple by the stick and dunk it in the chocolate, rotating until 3/4 coated.
- Allow excess chocolate to drip back into the double boiler and use a rubber spatula or wooden spoon to remove the extra chocolate from the bottom of the apple.
- Rotate the apple while sprinkling festive sprinkles around the lower third, then place the chocolate-dipped apple on the baking tray.
- Once all of the apples are coated, allow them to cool before refrigerating for at least half an hour.
- Remove the apples once the chocolate coating has hardened and drizzle icing sugar around the top quarter of the apple.
These candy apples are such a delight! I recommend having some caramel dipping sauce nearby, just incase your sweet tooth hasn’t been totally satiated. The sprinkles add a fun crunch, but feel free to forgo them if you can’t be bothered! The trickiest part about this recipe is probably getting the sprinkles on without chocolate falling everywhere, so if you can deal with that you should have no trouble at all making these treats for a Halloween party.
Candy apples make great gifts for friends and family. All you need to do is wrap one up in a cellophane baggie and you’re sure to impress!