Disclosure: For Halloween, as part of a sponsored post for the Collective Bias® Social Fabric® Community, I made these delicious Halloween Punch and Candy Apple recipes. This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias and their client. All opinions and ideas are 100% my own.
It’s almost Halloween! I am excited to take The Boy trick-or-treating; he will be the most adorable dragon ever. I’m sad to admit that this will be his third Halloween, but only his first year dressing up. I guess we will see if he even keeps it on longer than a few minutes, hopefully long enough to get a picture!
Are you looking for a ghoulish and quick Halloween recipe? Try these delicious Milky Way candy apples (yes, they are coated in melted Milky Ways and they taste like heaven) and spooky Halloween Ha-wEYE-an punch!
Milky Way Apples
What you need: ( Makes about 5 apples)
Granny Smith Apples
Candy Apple Sticks
30-40 Milky Way Minis (the little square ones, not the fun size)
Variety package of Mars Candy: Milky Way, Twix, Snickers and 3 Musketeers ( or your favorite candy) –for topping
Sweetened Condensed Milk
To prepare, wash your apples, remove any stickers, and twist and remove the stems. Then, insert your sticks at the top. Dry and set them on your parchment paper until you are ready for them.
Prepare your candy topping: chop Snickers, Twix, 3 Musketeers or other candy until they are mostly crumbs. Place in a small bowl and set aside. The Twix and Snickers worked better than the 3 Musketeers, the nougat was a bit sticky.
To melt the Milky Ways, you either need a double boiler, or a pot and a heat-safe bowl that fits snugly on top. If you aren’t using a double boiler, put a small amount of water in the pot. Make sure the water isn’t deep enough to touch the bottom of your bowl. Bring the water to a boil, then turn the heat down to low. Place your bowl on top and add 15-20 mini Milky Ways (or 10 Fun Size). Stir constantly.
Once the candy starts to melt, add 1-2 T sweetened condensed milk. Because Milky Ways have nougat, which is more solid than caramel, a little bit of the sweet milk will make the mixture creamier. This still won’t be the same consistency as melted caramel, but it should be soft enough to “roll” the apples instead of dipping, and still get a nice rim on top. Be patient! If you add too much sweetened condensed milk, your apples will still be delicious, but they will be quite messy.
Let the excess drip off and scrape the bottom with your spoon. Then, dip the apple in your candy crumbs. Place your apple on the parchment paper and let it cool before eating; if you can wait that long, yum!
Spooky Halloween Ha-wEYE-an Punch
What you need: (for 2 liters)
3 C Fruit Juicy Red Hawaiian Punch
3 C Pomegranate and Cranberry 100% Juice
2 C 7UP
This one is really easy: Mix all ingredient and enjoy!
Eyeball Ice cubes
What you need:
1 Package of Frozen Blueberries
2 Ice trays
Fill your ice cube tray with cold water. Thoroughly rinse the frozen blueberries and drop one into each water-filled compartment on the ice tray. Put the ice trays in the freezer until they are frozen. I love how the blueberry juice makes the eyeballs look bloodshot!
Once they are frozen, add to your Halloween Ha-wEYE-an punch and enjoy your wonderfully grotesque drink!
Enjoy these delicious recipes ( I know I will) and I hope your Halloween is fun and safe!
For other ideas on how to use Mars Candy, check out Bright Ideas! And to find coupons for your favorite products, click HERE!
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not writing all that over again. Regardless, just wanted to say wonderful blog!
Hm. Sorry about that. Thank you!
We LOVE caramel apples… the fancier the better! You’ve been featured at Super Saturday Show & Tell, come on over and grab a featured button http://www.whatscookingwithruthie.com and share again :) Have a wonderful weekend xoxo~ Ruthie
Wow! Thanks so much, Ruthie!!
I love both of these recipes! I’ve picked this post as one of my features from last week’s All Things Thursday Blog Hop and pinned it to my Features board. I hope you’ll be back again this week to link up more great projects!
Thanks for linking up to Gingerly Made’s Show & Tell. YOU’ve been featured! http://www.gingerlymade.com/2013/11/show-tell-features.html
Thanks so much, Ginger!
Yum and Fun! What a great idea! Thanks for sharing on Sweet and Savoury Sundays!
Thanks so much much, Cheryl!
I LOVE milky ways…I never thought to use them to make candy apples…yum!
I love milky ways too! And these turned out really good!
The apples look soooooooooo good and the punch is such fun. Love it all. I would love to have you link up to my Inspire Me party that goes live on Monday at 2:30 PT. http://www.astrollthrulife.net Hope to see you there. Hugs, Marty
Thanks so much, Kim!
LOVE the punch – I’m putting that in my arsenal for next year. Thanks for stopping by my blog @ knockitoffcrafts earlier. I’m returning the favor AND following along! Have a great Halloween!
Found your blog through SNAP! Those look amazing! I’m having friends over for Halloween tomorrow and I totally want to make those!
Thanks! Glad I could help :)
I Love your idea for using mini Milky Way bars! GEEEE-nious! I’m so happy to have found your blog on the SNAP Linky Par-Tay. Hope you have a great Halloween. :)
Thanks so much! Milky Ways are my favorite so I thought I would give it a try, I am glad they worked :) Thanks so much for stopping by!
Hiya! I am SOOO glad that you showed how you made caramel apples. I have been way too nervous to make my own, but your swirling picture was a total lightbulb moment! I just made some “Bloody Eyeball Punch” on my last post as well, so it seems that great minds think alike!
Thanks Diane! So glad I could help :) Your lychees idea was brilliant!
The ice ball cubes are so cool, what a creative ideas… Love it all
Thank you so much, Maria!