October is just so pretty! The leaves finally start changing colours and the weather is still warm enough for just a comfy sweater and a cute scarf. And let's not forget that October is home to the funnest holiday of the year... Halloween! I love baking fun treats this time of the year because let's be real, Halloween is really all about the candy and dessert. This year I decided to make some good old-fashioned caramel apples!
But, what is Halloween without a little bit of dress-up? You can make these caramel apples as is, or decorate them, obviously! I played around with milk chocolate, white chocolate and crushed walnuts. I also added some orange food colouring to the white chocolate to make some of them orange... you know, in line with the Halloween theme.
But there are soo many other possibilities! You can also use m & m's, marshmallows and sprinkles to decorate. The list is pretty much endless, so go wild!
How to tell when Caramel is done
- Temperature check: The caramel will be done when your candy thermometer reads 235 °F.
- Soft Ball method: You can also test the caramel to see if it forms a "soft ball". This means that if you drop the caramel into cold water and then remove it from the water and roll into a ball, the caramel should keep its shape.
Now all that is missing to this perfect Halloween is my costume! This year I am a little stuck on what to be especially because my hubby and I want to do a couples costume and we are stumped on ideas. Help, please! 🙂Print
- I used Wilton's bamboo lollipop sticks for my candy apples. They are sturdier than regular lollipop sticks and definitely sturdier than cake pop sticks. I highly recommend them.
- Click here for instructions on how to melt chocolate. You will have to scroll down in the post until you see the "How to Melt Chocolate" heading.