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Candy Apple Bites

Candy Apple Bites

These easy candy apple bites are the perfect treat for kids to help with in the kitchen!MORE+LESS-

Powdered sugar for dipping

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    Put the caramels and/or chocolate on a double boiler and keep stirring.

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    In the meantime, cut apples and put in the freezer until the caramels are melted.

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    Then dip in powdered sugar so the caramel and chocolate stick to the apple.

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    Then dip candy coated apple into toppings. Enjoy!

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More About This Recipe

  • I’ve always found candied apples to be gorgeous to look at, a great conversation piece and a pretty table-topper.But do I really want to bite into a rock-hard apple on a stick? Is this an easy snack to eat? I think not. According to my husband, who has two fake front teeth from a sports injury, candy apples are his nemesis. That sticky coating will rip those fake teeth right out, and then we’ve got a serious problem and a large dental bill! I wanted to come up with a more practical spin on a candied apple, one that you can enjoy without fearing that your precious chompers might suffer. And so I present…Candy Apple Bites.To start, get yourself a bag of apples, chocolate chips, caramels and a plethora of toppings. The toppings can be whatever you like – get creative! I used sprinkles, coconut flakes, chocolate chips, cereal, nuts and more! Try using black and orange sprinkles if you’re going to serve them at your Halloween party. The sky's the limit for these bite-size treats.Using a double broiler, melt your chocolate and caramels. Start the caramels first, as they take a LONG time to melt. In the meantime, cut your apples into wedges.
  • *Trial and Error Trick: It’s hard to get your melted caramel and chocolate to stick to the apples, so put them in the freezer for about half an hour after they’ve been cut. Just before dipping, coat the apples in powdered sugar so the coatings have something dry to stick to.Line up your toppings in separate bowls, and start dipping! This is a GREAT activity to do with kids—just keep them away from the super-hot melted coatings and let them play with the toppings only. The kids will have a blast creating different combinations, and everyone can celebrate their hard work by devouring these treats! If you feel like making a traditional candy apple, simply put an apple on a stick, dip it in the coating of your choice and roll it in the toppings.Try making these candy apple varations with your kids, or make them yourself and serve them at your fall gathering for a unique dessert. They look so pretty lined up with various toppings and coatings. Here’s to unlimited combinations of apples, caramels, chocolate, sprinkles and much more!
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Recipe Summary

  • Unsalted butter, for parchment paper
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon red food coloring, (optional)
  • 6 medium apples, or 12 lady apples

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper butter parchment, and set aside. In a medium heavy-bottomed saucepan, combine sugar, 3/4 cup water, corn syrup, and food coloring, if using. Bring to a boil over high heat reduce heat to medium-high. Insert candy thermometer and continue to boil until temperature reaches between 300 degrees and 310 degrees (hard crack stage), about 20 minutes.

Meanwhile, insert a wooden stick into the top of each apple, pushing about halfway through set aside. When mixture reaches temperature, immediately remove from heat. Working quickly, dip apples in sugar mixture until completely coated. Transfer to prepared baking sheet allow to cool.


These Edible Glitter Apples Will Give You Life

of the glitter. Introducing bedazzled edible apples, which will make your OG candy shop treat even better while stepping up your Instagram #FoodPorn game at the same time.

Besides being adorable they&rsquore fairly easy to make. Plus, you know how the old saying goes: An glitter apple a day keeps the doctor away. You basically need this recipe.

Ingredients

  • 6 apples.
  • 6 candy apple sticks.
  • 1 cup water.
  • 3 cups white sugar.
  • ½ cup light corn syrup.
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract.
  • 2 tsp. orange gel food color (or color of your choice).
  • 2 tsp. purple gel food color (or color of your choice).
  • Edible glitter or sprinkles.
  1. Add candy sticks to apples.
  2. Bring water in a medium saucepan to a low simmer.
  3. Combine 3 cups white sugar and ½ corn syrup.
  4. Stir.
  5. Add 1 teaspoon vanilla to saucepan, with a hint of gel food coloring.
  6. Dip apple in the saucepan, covering it entirely in vanilla and food coloring.
  7. Cover dip-dyed apple in corn syrup.
  8. Dip and cover in edible glitter or sprinkles.

Repeat steps to create different colored apples.

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Silly Apple Bites

  • Author: Fork & Beans
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 15 mins
  • Yield: 8 Silly Apple Bites 1 x

Ingredients

  • 2 green apples, each quartered
  • sunflower butter
  • 32 sunflower seeds
  • 2 – 3 strawberries, sliced
  • 1 – 2 homemade googly eyes per apple bite

Instructions

  1. Cut the middles out of each quarter of the apple to create a mouth. Don’t worry about perfection, you are filling this gap with sunbutter anyway so if you cut too deep, you can always just cover it up and no one will know.
  2. Coat the inside of the cut gap with a filling of sunflower butter.
  3. Place 4 sunflower seeds on the top of the “mouth” for the teeth.
  4. Place 1 sliced strawberry inside the mouth for the tongue.
  5. “Glue” each eye above the mouth with a dab of sunbutter to stick.
  6. Serve with a smile.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 Apple Bite (with no googly eyes)
  • Calories: 40
  • Sugar: 5g
  • Sodium: 1mg
  • Fat: 1g
  • Carbohydrates: 4g
  • Fiber: 1.4g
  • Protein: 1g

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Bring the kid back out of you and indulge in a bite or two with your children. Be careful though, they might not want to share so I recommend, “Hey what’s that?!” tactic and as they look away, grab a silly apple bite and run as fast as you can before they figure out what hit them.

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About Cara

Based in Chicago with her husband and son, Cara is the creator behind the site Fork and Beans: A place where kids can have fun with their food.


Candy Bar-Stuffed Baked Apples


Apples and candy bars are pretty much at opposite ends of the snacking spectrum, but sometimes opposites can work together in surprising ways to create something great. These Candy Bar-Stuffed Baked Apples are a lot like that. They are tender, oven-roasted apples that are stuffed with candy bars before baking so that they have a gooey, warm, indulgent filling when you cut them open.

The inspiration for the apples came from a chocolate and caramel covered candy apple that I had recently. The sweet coating was a great contrast with the sweet-tart apple inside. This baked apple is like an inside out caramel apple, where the candy is packed at the center of the fruit instead of wrapped around it. I used leftover snack-sized Halloween candy bars as my filling, stuffing them into the center of the cored apples. The candy bars hold up well during baking and just about all of my filling stayed inside of my apples.

My personal preference on these apples was to use Milky Way or Snickers’ type candy bars. The peanuts from the Snickers added some nice texture, and worked with the caramel apple theme because those apples are often dipped in nuts. The Milky Way seemed to have more caramel and the nougat was nice when it was warm. Milk chocolate seems to be a bit better than dark chocolate for me. Experiment a little bit with whatever candies you have – because I suspect a peanut butter and chocolate candy bar would be delicious – but I don’t think you could go wrong with either of these two.

The peels of the apples can become fairly tough during baking, but they give baked apples a much nicer finished look than completely peeled apples have. I usually cut some shallow vertical slits in the peel with my knife (as though I were going to cut the apple into sections), which leaves the skin intact, but makes the apple easier to eat when it is ready. Baking time will vary depending on the type of apples that you have and how large they are. Check the apples for doneness by poking them with the tip of a sharp knife. When the apples are tender, they are ready to eat. Serve them as-is, or with vanilla ice cream.

Candy Bar-Stuffed Baked Apples
4 medium sized apples
8 “fun size” candy bars (or equivalent), such as Snickers or Milky Way
2 tbsp butter, melted
4 tbsp brown sugar
coarse salt

Preheat oven to 425F.
Core each of the apples. Cut off a small portion of the base of the apple to ensure that they have a flat base to sit on and won’t roll around.
Place apples in a square baking dish. Stuff each apple with 2 “fun size” candy bars (or however many will fit, depending on the size of your apples). Pack the candy bars down a bit, but they should come up to the top of the apple.
Brush apples with melted butter. Top each with 1 tbsp brown sugar and a generous sprinkle of coarse salt.
Bake for about 20 minutes, or until apples are tender when pricked with the tip of a sharp knife.
Allow apples to cool for 3-4 minutes, then transfer them to serving plates using a spatula.