This is a great activity to do with your kids. I used Wilton’s Candy Melts (in orange), small apples (I like Honey Crisp or Fuji), and candy markers to make the jack-o-lantern face. For the sticks I used disposable wooden chop sticks that I cut in half for two dipped apples – but you can use candy apple sticks, which I’ve used in the past, or popsicle sticks. The chop sticks I had in our junk drawer from one of the many Chinese take-out nights while pregnant last year.
I flavored my candy melt with a couple of tablespoons of peanut butter, only because I love apples and peanut butter together (who doesn’t?). That’s completely optional though. If you do, it makes it a little bit more difficult for the candy markers to write on the candy dipped apples, but it still works.
I bag of Wilton’s Candy Melts, in orange
6 small apples (Honey Crisp and Fuji are faves), washed and dried
Wilton’s candy marker, in black
Wood sticks for the apples – wooden chop sticks cut in half, popsicle sticks or candy apple sticks
Optional: 2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
Pour bag of Candy Melts into a medium bowl and microwave in increments of 15 seconds, stirring in between, until it’s completely melted and smooth. If you’re adding peanut butter to yours, add it now and stir until completely combined. Insert sticks in the tops of each apple, going only about halfway down the apple. Pick apple up by the stick and dip in candy melt, twirling the sides to get a nice smooth uniform coating.
Place dipped apple on a sheet of wax paper. Repeat with remaining apples.
Allow candied apples to completely dry (may take a couple of hours).
Use candy marker to draw on jack-o-lantern face.