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Cursed Candy Apples Halloween Special

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I love Candy Apples. My Mum would make them around Halloween and I remember there being a huge fuss made about staying away while she made the caramel. To be fair she had 5 small children so there was a good chance at least one of us would get under her feet. This candy apples recipe is not your Mammy’s Candy Apples however, they are white chocolate drizzled with “caramel blood.”

As part of 2014’s Halloween holiday celebration, Legendary producer/ Director Guillermo del Toro and YouTube partnered with us to provide a Haunted House set for YouTube creators to write, shoot and edit their scariest videos at the YouTube Spaces around the world. My husband Kevin (the producer of BBB) wrote a script and we were selected as one of just a few channels who were able to film their episodes on the set.

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The Haunted House was inspired by Guillermo’s 2015 movie “Crimson Peak”. It was like being on a real movie set. An amazing experience I will never forget, and one of the most fun times I’ve ever had. The house included a Great Room from an old manor house lined with walls of books, a sinister staircase and Gothic windows that led out to a haunted garden; a room filled with exotic & occult artifacts from around the world; an abandoned Solarium cluttered with over-grown plants, birdcages and weathered tools; a claustrophobic attic with foreboding art, dusty mirrors and a hidden trap door.

Gemma Stafford, Cursed Candy Apples Bigger Bolder Baking

WARNING: This video involves some very scary acting. For that I apologize. I point the finger at my husband who thought I could act. 🙂

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Cursed Candy Apples

4.72 from 7 votes
Fear making Candy Apples no more with my easy how to make Candy Apples recipe and video including a bonus Halloween Special!
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 6
Prep Time 20 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Fear making Candy Apples no more with my easy how to make Candy Apples recipe and video including a bonus Halloween Special!
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 6

Ingredients

  • 8 Apples (I used gala)
  • 8 oz white chocolate
  • 2 Cup Sugar
  • ½ Cup water
  • 1 Tbsp Red food dye
  • lollipop sticks/ branches (cleaned)

Instructions

  • Start out by washing your apples. If the apples don’t stand on the counter, just slice a little off the bottom.
  • Place your lollipop stick in the apple at this point.
  • Gently melt the white chocolate in the microwave or over a bain marie.
  • Spoon the white chocolate all over the apple and allow the excess to drip off.
  • Place them on a tray lined to parchment paper to dry, for roughly an hour. The chocolate has to be completely set before adding the ‘blood’ caramel.

To make the blood caramel:

  •  Place the sugar and water in a heavy bottomed saucepan. Heat on medium/ low heat until the sugar dissolves. Don’t allow to simmer until the sugar has dissolved.
  • Once dissolved turn up to medium heat and allow to simmer for 4-5 minutes until you see a light caramel color. Turn off the caramel and whisk in the red food dye to reach your desired ‘blood’ color.
  • Let it stand for a minute to cool a little before spooning it over the apples.
  • Spoon the caramel over your apples generously and let it drip down the side for extra effect.
  • Work fast with the caramel as it starts to harden quickly. If it does, don’t worry. Just heat it up again on low heat until it melts. You can repeatedly heat it until it is all gone.
  • Let your apples cool and set, and then enjoy. HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!!!

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kori
kori
10 months ago

hey i love this recipe! the apples look soo wicked! im just wondering what you would serve these with for a halloween style dessert?

Grace Behrensmeyer
Grace Behrensmeyer
1 year ago

I hope you can answer this, can I make these the night before and store for about a day?

Mizzjoker
Mizzjoker
1 year ago

Love it !!

Joann Alfonzo
Joann Alfonzo
1 year ago

Hello Gemme. Attempted making the red caramel for the apples. Took it to light caramel color. Shut down the heat, whisked in the red food dye and the caramel instantly re-crystallized. What did I do wrong??

MineMarzaan
1 year ago

Okay… Just made my own. Stunning!!!!
Only thing… My Caramel became powder after I returned it to heat. So only got one apple. Guess I was not patient enough with desolving all the sugar…

Arvin
2 years ago

Hi,

I was wondering if I wanted to do sliced Candied apples could I make them 2 days before and store in the fridge or is it best to do it the night before? What is the best method to store it?

Afreen
3 years ago

Omg I love the video ?

Sue iavarone
Sue iavarone
3 years ago

Loved your scary video, I am going to have to make the apples they look great….

zahra
4 years ago

Hi Gemma,
This recipe is awesome. I will surely give it a try
Your awesome

Zahra
4 years ago

Hi Gemma,
I am totally going to do this recipe
It will be good for my brother as Hi birthday is on Halloween
BTW, your awesome

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