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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.

Apples UndercoverThe History of the Candy AppleHalloween is the one day where people actually encourage you to be extra. Thinking of spraying your hair a gross purple and dying your skin green? Go for it! The options on Halloween are literally limitless, so why confine the creativity to your own costume?

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.

Jack Skellington Candy Apples

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.

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Spiderman Candy Apples

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.

Mickey Mouse Candy Apples

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.

Maleficent Candy Apples

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.

Related Reading: How to Host a Classy Yet Creepy Halloween Party

Cat Candy Apples

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.

Hippie Candy Apples

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.

Sugar Skull Candy Apples

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.

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Bloody Candy Apples

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.

Ghost Candy Apples

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.

Pumpkins, Witches, and Monsters

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Tools used to make this Caramel Apple Pumpkins recipe Wooden DowelsOrange Candy MeltsGreen Candy Melts Caramel Apple Pumpkins Easy, delicious caramel apple pumpkins are the perfect no-bake, cute and festive treat for every Fall occasion! Serves: 6 Ingredients 6 green or red apples40 square caramels, unwrapped 1/4 cup heavy cream1 cup orange candy melts1/4 cup green candy melts6 6-inch wooden dowels/stickier at Wal-Mart they sell containers of caramel for Apple’s Instructions Push wooden dowels into the top of the apples. Line a large platter or baking sheet with nonstick foil.Place caramels and heavy cream in a medium bowl and microwave on high for 2 minutes. Stir, return to microwave for 20 seconds at a time until smooth.Dip apples in the caramel, turning the apple and spooning caramel over the apple as necessary to cover the apple as much as possible. Place on prepared foil-lined platter or baking sheet.In a medium bowl melt orange candy melts in the microwave for 20 seconds at a time, stirring after each, until smooth.Dip caramel apples in the orange candy melt mixture, turning as necessary to coat evenly. Return to platter/baking sheet.In a small ziplock plastic bag, melt green candy melts in the microwave for 20 seconds at a time until completely melted. Snip off a very small corner of the plastic bag, then use to “draw” green squiggly lines at the top of each caramel apple.Allow to cool and harden. Store at room temperature up to three day. 🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃 #orangecandies #Kellysimoneshelton #instagood #instagoods #instagram #insta #instagr #cravings #Healthyfood #recipesoninstagram #candyapple #candyapplejn #Halloween #Halloweenparty #Halloweentime #Halloween🎃 #cookit #pumpkincandyapples

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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.

BB-8 Candy Apples

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.

Olaf Candy Pears

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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Toniann is a full-time legal assistant who expresses her love of food and eating by blogging for Chowhound. Her passions include spicy foods, hard seltzers, and Ariana Grande. Toniann spends her free time doing bar trivia, playing competitive volleyball, and studying for the LSAT (because foodies can be lawyers, too!) Follow her on Instagram @toniannpasqueralle and Twitter @NOTtoriann.
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