Apples covered in melted marshmallows are made to look like scary ghosts just in time for Halloween! This sticky, gooey, spooky Halloween treat will get rave reviews from all who are privileged to enjoy!
These apples are perfect for serving at Halloween parties and other fall gatherings such as school carnivals and class parties.
I’ve seen versions of these around that are dipped in white chocolate, but I thought it would be fun to coat some in melted marshmallows, because, why not? I mean, apples + marshmallows = pure delight!
I remember my mom reading Halloween books to us, growing up, and in most of them the kids would receive homemade goodies when they went door-to-door trick-or-treating. They’d return with loot ranging from soft batch caramels to candy apples and yummy cookies. Gone are those days, but I can’t help but dream about how cool it would be to receive a hand-dipped apple while out on Halloween night.
Now I love me some Halloween candy as much, even quite possibly more than the next person, but a homemade treat will always trump store bought confections in my book.
Apples and marshmallows lend themselves perfectly to becoming ghosts, don’t you think?
These are a perfect party treat to please the costume-clad crowds!
Slice and enjoy! I just love fall treats, especially those that involve in-season fruits! These little ghost guys are scary-delicious, i.e. so delicious it’s scary! 🙂 Not to mention they’re super easy to throw together and oh-so festive! Happy Halloween, everyone!
Ghost Dipped Apples
- 2 Tbsp. Butter
- 1 10- oz. bag large marshmallows
- 4 of Your favorite apples
- Black edible decorator gel
- Long sucker sticks or wooden dowels
- Make sure apples are clean and completely dry. Twist off stems. Press wooden dowels or large sucker sticks into the center so they go most of the way (at least 2/3rds of the way) down into the apples. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a nonstick baking mat. Don't twist while sticking them in or they won't be in there tightly. In a large pot over the stove top on medium heat melt butter. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted and smooth. Grab apples and dip one at a time while holding the stick and rolling and turning around in the marshmallow mixture until completely coated. I tilted my pan while I dipped so all of it was pooled in one place and it made it easier and it went on more smoothly.
- Allow the excess to drip off over the pan while gently shaking the apple and then place on the prepared baking sheet. Allow them to set and cool completely before drawing on the eyes and mouth. I learned this the hard way when my gel ran down the front of the still warm marshmallow coating. Once cooled and set, carefully draw on the eyes and mouth with black decorator gel. These apples are best prepared just before or not more than an hour or two before serving as they just look fresher and better during this time.
I hope you love them as much as we do!