Bloody Candy Apples Halloween Recipe
So, I sort of loved True Blood (not the newer seasons, they are doo doo) and always wanted to create a recipe inspired by the book/series. But alas I cannot plan for that because I suck at keeping tabs on when a season commences(or ANY show for that matter), plus the date of its finale.
It just starts recording on my DVR and then I know. I can barely keep track of what ridiculous new fairy power Sookie has this time. Or a pixie? I don’t remember.
I am double dipping and making a True Blood/Halloween recipe. That way if you hate one theme you can just love my recipe for the other. If you hate both then I click my tongue out of pity for you.
Use of vampires as an obvious similarity aside, True Blood is basically Halloween every day of the year. So they celebrate 365 days a year. *Note: Some potential spoilers ahead, maybe?
Halloween: Culturally acceptable for men to wear makeup and women’s clothes.
True Blood: Lafayette wears makeup and women’s clothes. Always.
Halloween: Women wear inaprops costume, flaunting their bods.
Jessica: Wears inaprops outfits, flaunting her bod. Almost always. (She rocks it.)
Halloween: Kids going absolutely psycho over candy. As in, would smother their faces with and roll in it if they could.
Vampires: Going absolutely psycho over fairy blood. As in, would smother their faces with and roll in it if they could.
Halloween: Created as a day to remember the dead.
True Blood: Vampires are sort of dead always. For eternity. (Unless they meet the TRUE death.)
Halloween: Some people believe that Halloween is the worship of Satan and all evil.
True Blood: Steven Newlin for a time and Sarah Newlin believe that vampires are like Satan’ children and are evil. Or something like that. I should pay better attention.
Make bloody candy apples and watch True Blood. Wine helps too.
Ingredients for Bloody Candy Apples
- white chocolate
- 1/4 cup very hot water
- 1/2 cup sugar
-1/4 cup light corn syrup
- optional: bloody ribbons (Stay tuned for future DIY post)
Begin by melting white chocolate.
You can do this by pouring water into a saucepan. Place a heat safe bowl on top. The water should touch the bottom of the bowl without overflowing and pouring out. Turn heat to low. Pour in white chocolate and stir until creamy and melted.
Stab your apples with skewers.
Dip in white chocolate and allow excess to drip off.
Place on aluminum foil and allow to set.
*Tip: pour out the rest of melted white chocolate onto a piece of aluminum foil. Once it hardens, break up and store in bag for future use.
Now combine sugar, hot water, and corn syrup. Mix on low until sugar is dissolved, then turn heat to high. Use candy thermometer to measure when boiling sugar has reached 290 degrees.
Immediately remove from stove and add food coloring as well as flavoring. Stir until it cools a little.
Once it has begun to thicken, use a flat spatula to drip melted red candy down the sides of the apple.
Make certain to touch the sugar against apple, right above where chocolate starts, then let it drip down. You can practice first on a bare apple. You basically want to spread the sugar across the top above white chocolate and drip down every couple of centimeters to allow it to fall down. I find I can manage 2-3 good drips before I spread, but I like to be careful and make sure everything looks nice.
If the sugar hardens and become too difficult to work with, you can reheat on the stove. Just place on low heat until it softens.
See how little strings form when moving spatula between saucepan and apples? DO NOT TOUCH THEM RIGHT AWAY! Once the sugar has completely cooled and hardened, you can snap all of the strings off to neaten them up.
Here’s a closeup. If the apple had arms this could be a selfie.
Do you like the bloody ribbon? I made it all by meself.
Check back for a DIY on these adorable bloody ribbons for your bloody candy apples. Happy Halloween!
Now go make bloody candy apples so we can eat them and argue over who is the hottest character.
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- Spear apples with apple skewers , then dip in melted white chocolate.
- Combine sugar, corn syrup and water in a bowl then heat until dissolved. Turn up heat and boil until it reaches 290 degrees.
- Remove from stove and add flavoring and food coloring. Once slightly cooled, drip along top of apples so that it covers top and drips down sides over the chocolate.
- Visit: 1finecookie.com Search: "bloody apples" for photos, supply list and detailed instructions.