Remember those classic Halloween treats that used to fill your pillow case at the end of a brisk evening of dedicated trick or treating? Candy corn, colourful taffy, and the famous bags of orange cheeses were some of the top finds from your Halloween stash. Orange stained cheeks and a belly ache always seemed to be my happy Halloween routine.
The one treat I always waited for and rarely got was the famous Red Candy Apple. I always loved the mysterious spooky stories that came along with this classic treat and the excuse to be as messy as you like. Take your first bite and instantly become candy covered! Only on a few Halloweens had I received a candy coated apple, and I remember being quite young at the time.
After that, whenever Halloween came around, there was always an embellished spooky story on the playground of the candy apples that had been tampered with. As if the Hansel and Gretel/Snow White fairytales had come to life! And as rumours spread, the parents worried. “Don’t take the candy apples!” would be a common warning from “grown ups”. Soon there were no more candy apples to be found around our neighborhood on Halloween. So this year I decided to take on the task of making my own, well, candy apples with a twist. I found some alternative recipes and thought it would be fun to amp up the spooky element. I tried out a more bewitching take on the classic treat, in the spirit of all the spooky stories that came along with “the candy apple” when I was a kid.
Here a few pictures from my Dark Crimson Candy Apple project!
4-6 Red Delicious apples
3 cup(s) sugar
1 cup(s) water
1/2 cup(s) light corn syrup
1/2 teaspoon(s) c vanilla
1 tablespoon red, yellow green food coloring *Or black
My tip on making Dark Crimson Candy Apples is to definitely double dip! To get the darker red I used red, yellow, green coloring and few drops of vanilla. The eerie sticks were easy, I just headed out for a trek through my back yard. Another tip would be to embrace the mess! This sweet project tends to leave everything pretty sugary and sticky so it’s best to just go with it and clean up afterwards. They are also not as pretty as Pinterest may make them appear, but that’s okay because they are covered in delicious candy and that’s all that really matters anyways right?
In celebration of National Candy Apple Day and as our treat to you, there will be a sale of 15% off the Candy Apple Pop Dress.
*Sale ends at midnight tonight – sharp!
So whether it’s with a new craft or a good ghost story, go ahead and embrace your spooky side this Hallow’s eve!
Have a Safe & Happy Halloween Everyone!
Until next time,