By Libbie Summers
Assisted by David Dempsey
Photography by Teresa Earnest Photography
Sure I could do the basic candy apple, but this was a lot more fun to look at and eat. AND, as a bonus, I was hopped up on sugar for days! I can’t imagine a more fun project to do at a Fall Party!
(kitschy candy coated apples)
What You Need:
Large Apples (I used Honeycrisp)
Tree Twigs (I painted mine gold…just because)
Super thick caramel
Candy (I used Swedish fish, gummy bears, nerds, black licorice and snow caps)
What To Do:
I’m not going to lie…this was a messy project, but I wanted it to be perfect looking for the photo, so my assistant, David, and I painstakingly applied the candy then quickly took the shot! I guess what I’m trying to say is this is for fun, who cares if it’s perfect for a photo. It should be gooey and edible and put a smile on your face.
1. Line a baking tray with wax paper.
2. Using a craft paint brush, brush on a coat of the caramel on the apple and place on the baking tray. Chill until just tacky to the touch.
3. Working with one apple at a time, dip each piece of candy in caramel and stick to the apple in a fun pattern (you can just polka dot the apple if you want…that looks amazing too). Add a stick in the top and serve immediately or refrigerate until ready to eat!! (Note: for the Swedish Fish Apple, I warmed the candy in my hand before dipping the back in caramel to make it pliable and easier to adhere to the apple.)