Witchy Caramel Apples

Witchy Caramel Apples - Bitz & Giggles

Although I’m never thrilled about the cooler weather as fall approaches, I do get excited about fall decorating and recipes. When September and October roll around it’s a crazy busy time of year for our family. My husband and daughter celebrate birthdays in September and my son and I celebrate our birthdays in October. Maybe one of the reasons I do enjoy this time of year is because we get to eat lots of cake. 🙂

Cake aside, it’s so much fun making treats and goodies for Halloween. Today I’m sharing these super cool Witchy Caramel Apples. Crisp and tart Granny Smith apples covered with melted caramel and topped with a chocolate covered sugar cone garnished with some Halloween-themed sprinkles. Yes, really. They are fantastic!

Hat processStart by melting some chocolate chips along with a little bit of shortening as the covering for the sugar cones. If you want a smoother look you could dip your cones in the chocolate. I wanted a rougher look so I poured the chocolate onto the cones with a spoons and then smoothed it out with the side of a butter knife. The goal wasn’t perfection here. You want it looking a bit raggedy.

When you’re finished with the chocolate, position some of the sprinkles along the “top” of the cone lining the entire perimeter to serve as the brim. Set aside the finished cones on a piece of waxed paper to dry and cool.

Apple with stick
Now, it’s time to break out those beautiful apples. Take a lollipop stick (I used Wilton’s brand) and stick it into the top of the apple. Why use the sticks? Because, the easiest way to eat this treat is to remove the hat first and then use the lollipop stick hiding underneath the hat to devour the caramel apple!

Caramel Apple Top Shot
I placed the apples into larger cupcake liners and then melted about 1/2 bag of caramels with about 3-4 Tablespoons of water for the caramel topping. Once the caramel was melted to my liking, I drizzled it slowly over the apples. Each apple turned out a little bit differently which I loved. Some of the witch apples had crazier “hair” than others.

Witchy Caramel Apples - Bitz & Giggles
As you can see, I went a bit more crazy with this one and it turned out being quite possibly my favorite of the bunch. These are so much fun to make AND to eat. Both children and adults are delighted when they see these. Exercise your jaw before attempting your first bite! I think I may have pulled a muscle in my jaw. . .is that possible? Do you think it stopped me? Never.

If you are planning a Halloween party this year, these caramel apples are the perfect treat for your little ghosts and goblins. Enjoy making them and don’t be afraid to give them your own personal touch!

Witchy Caramel Apples

Witchy Caramel Apples
Crisp and tart Granny Smith apples covered with melted caramel and topped with a chocolate covered sugar cone garnished with some Halloween-themed sprinkles.
  • 4 large granny smith apples
  • 4 sugar cones
  • 6 ounces chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon shortening
  • 4 ounces caramels (or almost ⅓ of an 11 oz. bag)
  • 4 lollipop sticks
  • 4 jumbo cupcake or muffin liners
  • Sprinkles for garnish
  1. Use a microwave bowl and melt the chocolate chips and shortening in the microwave, heating and stirring at about 30 second intervals.
  2. Cover the sugar cones with the melted chocolate using the side of a knife to smooth the chocolate out. Position the sprinkles around the "top" of the cone to serve as the brim of the hat.
  3. Set the finished cones aside on a piece of waxed paper until completely cooled.
  4. Wash and dry the apples, put a lollipop stick in the top of each one and place in a jumbo cupcake liner.
  5. Combine the unwrapped caramels and water in a small sauce pan and warm over low heat until completely melted.
  6. Use a spoon to drizzle caramel over each of the apples.
  7. Place the hats on top of the apples taking care to cover the lollipop straws completely.
  8. Set aside to cool and enjoy.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 4 Calories: 654 Fat: 20g Saturated fat: 10g Unsaturated fat: 9g Carbohydrates: 116g Sugar: 67g Sodium: 308mg Fiber: 9g Protein: 8g Cholesterol: 12mg

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  1. So cute!

  2. These are so creative! Love all the colors going on too. Visiting from Best of the Weekend.

  3. These are so cute! I know my girls will want to make them for Halloween fun! Glad to have found you from the Tickle My Tastebuds Tuesday Link Up!

  4. I found your cute and yummy candy apples and I am sharing it this week on my #WW. Hope you can stop by!

  5. These are so cute! What a fun Halloween project!

  6. love this idea, so cute, creative, and beyond yummy looking! 🙂
    Saying hello from the creative spark and I would say that this post definitely has it! 🙂

  7. I just love this! How bewitching!! Pinned! 🙂

  8. These are awesome! When I first saw them I was confused on how to eat it, but then I saw the stick beneath the hat 🙂 Sneaky

  9. Super, super cute! These would be great for kids and adult parties! Pinned these! I would love if you would share this with us at “Celebrate It!”. It is my blog party that celebrates the everyday things we do to celebrate our life. Stop by and see us at : http://thefreshmancook.blogspot.com/2014/09/celebrate-it-blog-party-9.html
    Hope to see you there! Thanks!

  10. Hi Sara- Thanks for joining Tickle my Tastebuds! This is a feature over at http:://notatrophywife.com this week! Thanks for linking up and would love a social media shout out on Tuesday! Thanks and hope to see you again this week! laura

  11. I cannot get over how cute and simple these are – I’ve never seen anything like them before! Pinning and definitely plan on making this Halloween 🙂

  12. These are SO fun! Pinned!

  13. Sara these came out so great! I just had to feature them this week on Creative Spark Link Party. Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope to see you again today http://bit.ly/1tYPo3T

  14. Oh I love this!! I will have to try this for my kids class. Thank you for linking up to Party Time and we hope to see you again next week!

  15. Fabulous – what a tasty and clever idea! Thanks for linking up to the #PartyTime linky — hope to see you next Tuesday!

  16. Delicious and good looking, Sugar at its height.

  17. Wow, how cute are these! I wanted to let you know that this post is being featured tonight at the Create & Share Link Party (7:00 PM MST)! Congratulations!!! Can’t wait to see what you share with us this week 🙂


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