Happy Halloween! Or as I like to call it, the best day of the year. Hands down. Candy and costumes are both big reasons why, so combining them and making these dressed-up candy apple recipes can only make things better.
If you’re throwing a Halloween party (or if you’re just really hungry), you should dress your snacks up in costumes, too! Here’s a bunch of cute, spooky, and edible costumes to put on your candy apples. Bonus points if you and your apples match.
Perfect for those who just woke up from a coma and don’t know whether it’s Halloween or Christmas, Jack Skellington looks complicated, but is actually a super simple costume for an apple. What’s this? What’s this? Amazing, that’s what. Get the Jack Skellington Candy Apples recipe.
Wilton 5-Inch Bamboo Lollipop Sticks, $2.97 at Walmart
For impaling your apples before dipping, decorating, and eating.
Not only do these apples look and taste awesome, but they’re also great for Halloween and literally any child’s birthday party. Throw on a fruit roll-up cape and one would even say these candy apples are…super (I’m sorry). Get the Spiderman Candy Apples recipe.
These Mickey apples are ridiculously cute and have the added bonus of marshmallows for ears! An extra tip: Use red or pink chocolate melts to recreate those oh-so-original couple’s costumes you see at every party you’ve ever been to. Get the Mickey Mouse Candy Apples recipe.
This one is legit. Put some evil in your party snacks with this insane recipe for an Angelina Jolie-level Maleficent candy apple. Get the Maleficent Candy Apples recipe.
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I saw this recipe and cracked up, because what Halloween party doesn’t have at least 16 cats? You could even make the ears longer for all the bunnies that are sure to be there, too, and with that you’ve probably covered a good 85 percent of any Halloween party. Get the Cat Candy Apples recipe.
This is on the list solely because I am OBSESSED with decade-inspired costumes. Bring the 60s to your apples by tie-dying them! If you follow this recipe, you’ll have the grooviest apples at the party. You can even mix it up by experimenting with colors! Get the Marbled Candy Apples recipe.
You know those people who go ALL OUT on Halloween and decorate their entire face like a beautiful sugar skull? These candy apples are for those people. If you can get them to look this beautiful, good for you. Get the Sugar Skull Candy Apples recipe.
Halloween Caramel Apple Trio, $49.99 at Harry and David
If you don't feel like making your own...
This apple is perfect for anyone who likes to pack on the fake blood. It looks totally spooky and weird, but I promise it tastes great! Get the Bloody Candy Apples recipe.
A classic when it comes to Halloween costumes, and just as easy to pull off with apples. Enrobe them in white candy melts or white chocolate, draw on a boo-tiful face, and you’re done. Get the Ghost Candy Apples recipe.
What’s Halloween without pumpkins, ghosts, scary monsters, mummies, witches, and vampires? Dress up an apple in all the classic costumes you can think of, thanks to this collection of cute and simple recipes. Get the Halloween Caramel Apples recipe.
And what’s Halloween without someone in a “Star Wars”-inspired costume? Now, that someone can be a candy apple. Follow this recipe for an intricate yet delicious BB-8. Get the BB-8 Candy Apples recipe.
I know that these are technically pears, but Olaf from “Frozen” looks so much more like a pear than an apple, and I couldn’t resist the cuteness of this recipe. Some people are worth melting chocolate and caramel for. Get the Olaf Candy Pears recipe.
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