♥ This post goes out to Heather Krannich who requested something "Nightmare Before Christmas". ♥
Note: I've had such frustrating times with candy melts and melting chocolate that I finally decided to try a melt additive called paramount crystals, or Wilton sells them as "EZ-Thin Dipping Aid". The "crystals" are basically little wax shavings that you add to your melting mixture so you end up with a smooth and pourable, very dip-able, melt. Love them. I would not have been able to complete these apples with out them.
Jack Skellington Caramel Apples à la Disney Parks
Ingredients (for 3 apples):
3 Large, Granny Smith Apples, as round as you can find
1 Bag Caramel Pieces (I used Kraft Caramel Bits–worked great!)
1 Bag Bright White Candy Melts
1/2 Bag Black Candy Melts
EZ-Thin Dipping Aid/Paramount Crystals (optional but totally worth it)
3 Thick, Candy Apple Skewers (Disney uses white paper, semi-pointed, 5 1/2″ x 15/64″ sticks which I found on Amazon)
Waxed or Parchment Paper
3 White &/or Black Cupcake Liners
Candy Decorating Squeeze Bottle
2. In a medium-small pot melt the caramel pieces according to package directions–which includes adding 2 Tbsps. or so of water. When the caramel is nice & smooth (add a little more water if it's too thick) tilt the pot & roll an apple in the sauce while holding onto the stick (spooning caramel on top, around the base of the stick, can help too). Take a moment to let excess caramel drip back into the pot & scrape the bottom of the apple either with a spoon or on the edge of the pot. Place the dipped apple onto the paper-lined tray. Once all of the apples are dipped in caramel sit the tray in the fridge for about an hour.
|(Jack Skellington figure goes along with the "Disney Infinity" video game.)|
|(An apple slicer works wonders!)|