Homemade Candy Apples Will Make Your Weekend a Whole Lot Sweeter

All treats, no tricks: These are easier than they look!

October 30, 2020

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Even though Halloween weekend may look a little (OK, a lot) different for you this year, that doesn't mean you need to forgo all the fun.

Intimidated by the thought of making your own caramel apples? Lasheeda Perry's got the tips and tricks to ease all your fears. In her 3 Ways to Level Up Caramel Apples class on the Food Network Kitchen app, Lasheeda shows you how to turn ready-made caramel apples into impressive treats (pictured above).

Her Peanut Butter-Trail Mix Caramel Apples require only two ingredients, beyond the aforementioned apples: peanut butter chips and your favorite trail mix! They're simple yet satisfying, and they come together in seconds.

Ginger-Sesame Caramel Apples will please those looking for something a bit on the savory side. Sesame seeds are a great way to give your caramel apples a nutty flavor without using nuts.

For a fun treat that will go over especially well with the kids, look no further than Lasheeda's Cereal-Dipped Caramel Apples. Melt white chocolate chips into a sweet "glue" for apple-cinnamon flavored cereal, dip and eat!

Erin McDowell shares a spooky twist on candy apples in her Poison Apples class. (Don't worry, they're perfectly safe to eat!) These six-ingredient beauties get their green hue from a common pantry staple, liquid food coloring, and they're extra sweet, thanks to a touch of vanilla.

Whether you're ready to try your hand at making your own candy apples or simply looking to dress up store-bought candy apples, the Food Network Kitchen app can help.

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