Sticky fingers, tired feet; one last house, ‘Trick or Treat!’
It is our final #TrickorTreatThursday! I can’t believe how fast this month has gone by, Halloween is next week & I don’t have a costume yet…but between the pumpkin spice trail mix, chocolate candy bark, the Monster Smash & todays recipe at least I will have lots of treats to eat & drink!
One of my favorite things about this time of year is the fair. North Carolina has a few different fairs around the state including a large state fair. While I am a HUGE fan of the foot long corn dogs, ribbon fries & endless fried options, what I look forward to the most is the caramel apples.
I love apples in general but when you add a candy coating on top it takes it to an entirely new level.
The recipe for today is my favorite fall treat with a Halloween twist. I can’t think of a better way to end the #TrickorTreatThursday series than with these fun, ooey gooey, Caramel Apple “Mummies”!
How to make these deliciously adorable Caramel Apple Mummies:
With five ingredients you can accomplish the cutest caramel apples you’ve ever seen. To do this you just need an apple (or two), caramel bites, coconut oil, white chocolate & candy eyes!
First, take your apple(s) and cut them to create large apple slices. If they have a few seeds left in the middle just pop them out, or use multiple apples so you don’t have to use the pieces with the core. Insert a candy pop (or popsicle stick) into each apple so they will be easy to dip and hold when eating!
Make sure to pat dry the slices really well. While apples will hold chocolate, caramel tends to slide off the surface of an apple if it is not completely dried first.
Next, melt the caramel bites.
When your apples are ready, lay them out on a piece of wax paper. Drizzle your melted caramel on top. Allow your apples to dry for 10-15 minutes until the caramel is “hardened”.
When your caramel is dried, you can now add on the white chocolate.
Add coconut oil and your chocolate chips into a bowl. Microwave the chocolate in 30 second intervals until they are completely melted. You now have two options on how to coat the apples before creating your mummy look.
Two ways to coat your Caramel Apple Mummies:
- Dip each apple into the melted chocolate to cover completely on the front and back
- Drizzle the white chocolate over the front of the apple until covered
Finally, when your first layer of chocolate is dry, slowly drizzle another layer of chocolate onto the apple to create the “mummy” wrap. Pop two candy eyes onto each apple and your apples are complete!
These Chocolate Covered Caramel Apple Mummies are such a fun Halloween treat that you will be able to enjoy with people of all ages…and I haven’t even told you the best part: when they start to melt, the caramel oozes out of the apples creating a fun creepy look!
- 1 large granny smith apple
- 1 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup caramel bites
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
- 1 tsp water
- 10 candy eyes
- 5 popsicle sticks
Slice your apple into 4-5 long pieces. Pat the slices with a dry cloth to get all of the moisture off of the surface of the apple.
Into a small bowl add the caramel bites. Add 2 tsp of water to the bowl and microwave caramel in 30 second intervals until completely melted.
Using the popsicle sticks, insert the sticks into each apple.
Place the apples onto wax paper. Carefully drizzle caramel onto each apple and allow to dry.
When caramel is hardened, add 3/4 of your white chocolate chips to a bowl with coconut oil. Microwave in 30 second intervals until chocolate is melted.
Either carefully dip apples into chocolate or using a spoon scoop chocolate onto apples to completely cover.
Allow to dry completely. (Try to let dry naturally but you can dry in refrigerator if needed). When white chocolate is dry, place 2 candy eyes on each apple.
Heat/melt the remaining white chocolate in a bowl. Slowly drizzle lines across the apples to create the mummies "clothe".
When apples are completely dried, serve & enjoy!