October 14, 2013

Mummy inspired caramel apples

Don't my Halloween cookie cutters look festive in their new jar? I got this on clearance last Halloween at our local MI grocery chain (Meijers). I had forgotten about this until I dug it out over the weekend. A nice surprise!
This idea for mummy caramel apples has been all over blogland lately and I thought I'd give it try with Josie Saturday evening.

caramel bites
lollipop sticks
Wilton mummy kit
Waxed paper and cookie sheet
The mummy Wilton kit is currently on sale at our local Michigan grocery chain (Meijers) but you can also find it at JoAnn's.  For my MI followers, this Wilson Mummy kit is with the Halloween decorating supplies in Meijers.  Don't look in the baking section. 
I used a knife to make a little slit into the apple to make it easier for Josie to insert the lollipop stick.
I bought caramel bites (in the baking section) and followed the directions for melting.  Josie enjoyed twirling her apple into the melted caramel with a little assistance from Mom. If you are worried about the heat from the melted caramel, you could always do the caramel part ahead of time (or buy store bought caramel apples) and just let your little ones do the mummy decorating. 
The caramel apples were then put onto a wax paper lined cookie sheet and placed into the refrigerator for 20 minutes.
Josie then wrapped the Wilton candy mummy strips around the apple and attached the candy eyes in between the strips and exposed caramel apple.

If our Halloween party had fewer numbers, I'd definitely make these as party favors. Each kit makes 12.

As you can see, they were super easy to make, and Josie really enjoyed this project.  If you would like other Halloween recipes, be sure to see this post for other fun ideas.

The Halloween party preparations just keep happening!


NanaDiana said...

That is such a cute idea, Kim. I was away for a week so this is the first time I have seen this idea. SweetCheeks would love to do this. I'll have to see if I can find a Wilton kit around here.

She is just darling and look how proud she is of her creations. xo Diana

Debby said...

So cute. So is the little lady.

Perfectly Printed said...

The Mummy apples look delish!!! A fun project!!!

GardenOfDaisies said...

She's having so much fun making those! :-) CUTE!!!

vintage grey said...

So cute!! Miss Josie always has the best smile!! ;) xo Heather

Margaret said...

That's so cool ! I haven't seen that yet! Josie looks thrilled to be doing all the fun projects! Hoping to get my computer up and running by the end if the week!

vivian said...

how cute they turned out! what are they wrapped with? I cant wait til all my grandpies are old enough to do this with. Torry probably is now.. he loves to help me in the kitchen. have a great week Kim!

Jboo said...

So cute!! And so is your little helper!! Sure do wish we lived a lot closer --our girls could have some serious fun together!

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

So cute Kim!! Joise looks like she enjoyed making them! She's so adorable!! :) xo Holly

Lynn@Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

I love your witchy jar, that's the best kind of surprise! The apples turned out cute too:@)

Jodee said...

Oh my word! Those turned out sooo cute! Kamree would be all over those mummies!

Courtney said...

Those are adorable!!!

Corey Moortgat said...

OH, those are adorable!! And I love your header with all the blowmold pumpkins!!

Pam Kessler said...

We have Meijer's down here too! Your apples are too cool!

BucksCountyFolkArt said...

Mary keeps asking me for a baby sister. Can I borrow Josie?

Meow Opre said...

Awesome Halloween dinner ideas in here. I was browsing and found your blog, and was so happy you’ve got interesting Halloween Recipes and treats! Thanks for sharing and I do hope I could pin some nice photos on my Pinterest boards. Good day!