What better way to indulge your sweet tooth than with a sweet treat that also involves some fruit. I absolutely love caramel apples, especially when they are coated in pecans and chocolate.
Also, these are a great homemade treat for Halloween! This is the easiest caramel apple recipe ever! All you will need is 2 bags of those Brach’s caramels, the ones that come individually wrapped, and a bit of heavy cream. Bring a medium pot of water to a simmer and melt the caramels and cream in a glass bowl. It might take a while, but trust me, it’s so worth it!
Now the caramel will set a bit quickly, so you’ll want to roll it in nuts soon after dipping. Let it set completely before drizzling on chocolate though, otherwise you’ll have a mess on your hands. I used the same melting chocolate that I used for these cake pops.
You can leave them plain too, customize them to whatever you and your family likes! You can even make some “mummified” versions like the one below!
How scary does that look??? Either way, make sure to eat them semi-soon after making them. Also, use pretty sturdy sticks so that you don’t have to worry about them breaking or falling off. If you need another, more adult, way to celebrate Halloween today, check out this spooky cocktail! Enjoy!
You guys! Look how cute these cake pops are! They are the perfect Halloween snack because they are bite size, so you can eat more and not feel guilty, and they are super easy!
Okay, that’s enough exclamation points for today. I’m sure you can find a recipe for cake pops somewhere online, but it’s so simple that you almost don’t need one. For the cake pops themselves, you’ll need one 9X13 pan of cake. I used a yellow cake recipe but you can use any box mix that you like. Once it’s cooled, crumble it into a mixing bowl and add about 1 1/2 cups of your favorite frosting! Sorry, more exclamation points. You want the consistency to be pliable, just remember that you are going to freeze these before you decorate so they will firm up.
Once they are frozen, they are ready to decorate which is the best part. Melt candy melts in the microwave but be sure to follow the directions, especially for the white chocolate ones as they can easily burn. I used the Ghirardelli candy melts and they are so easy and actually taste good! Once the candy is melted, you want to work pretty fast. Dip the cake pops to coat and let the excess candy fall. Directly after dipping, you want to add sprinkles so that they stick.
For these adorable mummies, coat all of the pops and attach these cute little candy eyes. Let set, and then put the remaining white chocolate in a piping bag. Cut a small tip off the bag, and drizzle onto the cake pops, taking cake to avoid the eyes. Let set and then watch them disappear like magic.
These cute sticks can be found here and they are listed as caramel apple sticks. I personally wouldn’t use them because they aren’t very sturdy and they are quite short. These cake pops are so cute and they are the perfect make-ahead treat for your tricksters!
It’s almost the weekend, and its almost the weekend before Halloween so you know what that means. I’ll be sipping this concoction from the comfort of my home and avoiding all of the ‘adults’ out and about partying this weekend. But if you’re hosting a shin-dig or looking to celebrate with some boo-ze try this cocktail! It’s super simple and so good and doesn’t have to be enjoyed just around Halloween.
Black Widow Cocktail
3 pints of blackberries
1/2 cup water
1//4 cup sugar
Extra blackberries for garnish
Begin by placing the blackberries and water in a blender. Blend well and strain. Add the blackberry juice and sugar and bring to a simmer. Cook until the sugar dissolves. For each drink, combine 6 ounces of blackberry syrup, 2 ounces of vodka, and ice in a glass. Stir well. Garnish with fresh berries.
You could get even spookier by adding a cube of dry ice to the glass before serving! So sinister! Note that if you are using dry ice to take the proper precautions. As always, have a safe and spooky Halloween!