Saturday, September 19, 2009

Mini "Candy" Apples

Here is another Fall treat for you. I originally found this idea in Family Fun magazine a couple of years ago. Here is a quick tutorial on how to make these fun miniture treats.

First, use a melon baller to scoop out small balls of apples. Be sure to get a small amount of peel on the top of each ball.

Next, put half a lollipop stick in each apple ball. Dry each apple ball with a paper towel. If your apple ball is not dry the coating may not stick well.

Now, dip the apple balls in your choice of melted coating. I used chocolate almond bark here, but you can use any of the wafer coating chocolates. Melted peanut butter or butterscotch chips work well too, and look like caramel. Lightly sprinkle with topping of choice. I used Betty Crockers Parlor Perfect Praline Crunch (you can find these with the ice cream toppings at the grocery store) but you could use jimmies, coconut, or whatever else suits your fancy.

Place your dipped apples to harden on a piece of wax paper. You can chill these in the frig if you would like, but I would not make them more than a day in advance. Same day works best!

Here are my finished treats!

Yum, Yum!

Life has been busy here at Whatever Whimsy. Sorry that the entries have been few and far between. I have lots of projects to list as I have time. Hope you are all letting your own creative juices flow!

Autumn is my favorite time of year, with crisp cool air and colorful landscapes. It gets me in the mood to create!

I've been playing around with those fondant cookies again. Look what I have come up with for Fall. These use the same process as before. The only change is that I used purchased chocolate fondant for the brown which added a little more fun and flavor. The cookie cutter used are from Wilton from two different fall sets.

Here are a couple bagged and bowed and ready to give. I think these would make great favors for place settings at Thanksgiving! Fun and Festive! I think the acorns would work great with names piped on the bottoms to show who sits where.

May God Bless you Abundantly
Happy Autumn