Halloween Treat Recipes: Candy Apples & Popcorn Balls

Candy Apples

Halloween is a great time for all kinds of treats—and they’re definitely not hard to find!  Starting in August and September, most grocery stores and convenient stores put bags and bags of candy assortments up for sale.  Everyone has a favorite traditional, store bought treat, but why not take your Halloween offering to the next level?  Using Halloween recipes to make your own treats can result in some of the best treats of all.

An Apple, Even Today

One of the most popular homemade recipes on the Halloween circuit is the candy apple.  Candy apples are easy to make, and they are perfect for treat-seeking kids and sweet-toothed adults alike!

To begin making candy apples, the following ingredients are needed:

  • 1.5 cups of sugar
  • 10 apples
  • 2/3 cups of water
  • 1 pack of Cherry Kool-Aid
  • 2 teaspoons of vinegar
  • You will also need skewers to put the apples on

First, mix the sugar water and vinegar.  Boil this mixture until it reaches 300 degrees.  At this point, set the mixture aside to cool.  While waiting for the mixture to cool, you can put each apple on a skewer to prepare them for dipping.

Next, add the Kool-Aid to the cooled mixture and stir well.  It is now time to dip the apples in the mixture.  Do so quickly and then set aside on wax paper.  Make sure to individually package these treats before handing them out on Halloween.

Popcorn Balls with Candy Corn | Jennifer Tatum

Pretty Poppin’

Another easy and delicious treat that can be made from Halloween recipes is the popcorn ball.  The popcorn ball is also another longtime favorite—any child would be happy to see this treat in their goody bag!

To make popcorn balls from a Halloween recipe, you will need:

  • 8 cups of popcorn
  • ¼ cup of butter
  • 1 cup of candy corn
  • 1 bag of marshmallows

Place the popcorn (make sure it is popped) and the candy corn in a large bowl.  Melt the butter in a saucepan.  When the butter is fully melted, add the marshmallows to the mixture, stirring them until melted.  Pour the marshmallow-butter mixture over the popcorn-candy corn mixture, and stir with a large spoon.  When the mixture is cool enough to work with using your hands, grease your hands with butter and begin working the mixture into small balls.  To give out on Halloween night, package individually.

A Break from the Ordinary

Kids are used to looking into their bags on Halloween and finding the usual loot—Snickers Bars, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, and 3 Musketeers Bars.  Halloween treats made from recipes that are just a little out of the ordinary will make for an unexpected surprise that trick-or-treaters will never forget.

1 comment

  1. Candy Apples 🍎 ..yummy

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