Halloween Dessert: Candy-Covered Apple Pops
Kiddos will love this fun treat that uses leftover Halloween candy to decorate dipped apple slices. Serve these handheld desserts at your next Halloween party or whip some up with the family after the trick-or-treating is over.
Recipe note: Granny Smith apples contain less moisture than other apples, so we recommend using them for this recipe. They hold up well and are less prone to weeping underneath the candy coating.
- 2-3 large Granny Smith apples, at room temperature
- 1 lb. white candy coating
- 1 cup assorted small candies, or chopped candies
- 6-8 pop sticks
Cover a work surface with a large sheet of parchment paper. Place apples on a cutting board and slice them vertically (from stem to bottom) in pieces slightly larger than 1/2 inch. You should be able to get three thick slices from each apple. Insert an ice pop stick in the bottom center of each apple slice. If your apples have tough skins, use a small fruit knife to cut a slit in the bottom of each apple before inserting the sticks.
Coat in Melted Candy
Melt the candy coating in its microwave-safe tray (or a microwave-safe bowl) at 100% power in 30-second intervals until the candy can be stirred smooth, about 1-1/2 minutes total. Dip each apple slice into the candy coating and use a small spatula or spoon to help completely cover the apple. Allow the excess candy to fall back into the tray.
Immediately place the dipped apple on the parchment paper and decorate with your favorite candy. Repeat the process with the remaining apple slices, white candy coating and assorted candies. Allow the apple slices to stand until set, about 30 minutes. Serve immediately.
Apple slices can be stored in the refrigerator for up to two days but may weep a little juice over time. These sweet treats are a great way to use up leftover Halloween candy and make for an eye-catching treat to serve at your next monster mash.
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