In case you've still got some Halloween candy lying around, specifically caramels and candy corn, you can make these chubby caramel apple turkeys for a Thanksgiving treat! I've been meaning to put up directions since I showed how to make them on the Today Show right before Halloween, in a segment about what to do with your leftover Halloween candy.
Here they are on set...sweating in the hot lights!!
They're really easy to make!
what you'll need:
- wax paper
- popsicle sticks
- black large sprinkles (a.k.a. black sugar pearls, or sold in mixed colors at most big box or party stores
- candy corn
- Wash and thoroughly dry your apples. Pull out the stems and push in a popsicle stick.
- Butter a piece of wax paper and place it on a cookie sheet. Clear out some room in the fridge so you can fit the cookie sheet in there after making the apples.
- Melt the caramels, following the instructions on the bag. Once melted, keep it on a VERY low flame and start dipping.
- Coat the apple pretty high up, close to the stick. Use a knife to scrape off the excess caramel because more caramel will sag down to the bottom.
- Place the dipped apple on the buttered wax paper. Press in two sprinkles for eyes. Dip a piece of candy corn in caramel and press it to the front of the apple, for the beak. Dip more candy corn for the tail. It helps to press them to the top of the apple so that they are standing pretty much upright so they are less likely to sag. I stuck on two rows, about 4-5 candy corn in each.
- Chill the turkeys as soon as possible so that the candy corn doesn't sag. Remove from the refrigerator about 15 minutes before serving.