Halloween may be over, but caramel candied apples are still all the rage. Now is a perfect opportunity to visit your local farmers’ market or apple orchard and take advantage of their final harvest haul. You can bring home dozens of fresh, locally grown apples of all varieties for as little as pennies on the dollar.
The best part is, there is so much you can do with an apple surplus! But why not try something different this year? After all, apple pies and cobblers are so conventional. So, put your apple hoard to good use and good fun by entertaining your children and guests with a homemade candy apple bar spread!
Continue reading to learn some tips on creating an easy and entertaining candy apple buffet bar that you can do with your friends and family any time of year!
How to Build Your Candy Apple Bar Spread
The most exciting part of building your own candy apple bar spread for your friends and family is picking out all of the fun ingredients. If you think about it, you can basically dress up a candied caramel Apple anyway you like. From traditional garnishes like sprinkles and nuts to extravagant garnishes like crumbled Oreo cookies and chopped up Snickers bars, you can really let your imagination fly free when it comes time to shop!
For the base coat toppings, you can stick with the traditional caramel topping, which you can make yourself by melting butter and caramel candies on the stove, or you can purchase ready-to-heat caramel topping specifically designed for candied apples. In addition to caramel, consider hot fudge topping, white chocolate topping, or toffee topping! Both are great for both drizzling and dunking!
In addition to all of the delicious toppings and garnishes for your candy apple bar, you will need the basics, which include your apples, wooden chopsticks or kebab skewers, dinner sized paper plates, two medium-size serving bowls, and a muffin tin for all of your topping selections.
This is a messy project, especially if you are entertaining children, so be sure to have plenty of napkins and moist towelettes handy as well! If you want to mitigate the mess, consider slicing your apples for custom dunking and decorating.
What You Will Need:
❑ PLENTY OF APPLES!
❑ 2 Medium-Size Bowls for Your Caramel & Hot Fudge Topping
❑ Muffin Tin for Your Toppings
❑ Wooden Chopsticks or Kebab Skewers
❑ Dinner-Sized Paper Plates
❑ Napkins & Moist Towelettes
❑ Hot Fudge
■ Edible Glitter or Gold Flakes
■ Edible Pearls
■ Cake Décor Lettering
■ Rainbow Sprinkles
■ Chocolate Sprinkles
■ Chocolate Chips
■ Graham Crackers
■ M&M’s Candy
■ Pop Rocks Candy
■ Shredded Coconut
■ Nuts Of Any Variety
■ Dried Fruit
■ Crumbled Cookies
■ Chopped Candy Bars
■ Chopped Peppermint Candies
■ Chocolate Drizzle (White, Dark or Milk)
Set Up is Simple!
Set up your candied apple buffet bar on a table or countertop, placing the paper plates at the front of the line. Pre-poke all of your apples with your chopsticks or kebab skewers since this can sometimes be distracting for guests and potentially hazardous for children. When it comes to building a custom candy apple, simply dip an apple into your choice of melted topping, then place on a paper plate and sprinkle on your desired garnishes!
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