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Popcorn for Halloween in Green and Orange

Quick and Easy Chocolate Covered Halloween Popcorn

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Popcorn for Halloween in Green and Orange

Orange and Green White Chocolate Coated Popcorn

Quick and Easy Chocolate Covered Halloween Popcorn

Are you looking for an impressive treat, that is fast, easy and no-fail?  Quick and Easy Chocolate Covered Halloween Popcorn is what you are looking for.

I have the simple tutorial right here for you so you can make it for your party, movie night or whatever the occasion. AND, you can change it up for any holiday by using a different colored chocolate! 

It’s delicious and so festive, this Quick and Easy Chocolate Covered Halloween Popcorn makes a great gift or treat for anyone. 

Quick & Easy Chocolate Covered Halloween Popcorn

Ingredients:
10-14 cups of popped popcorn, depending on your taste 
12 oz package of Wilton Light Green Chocolate Melts
12 oz package of Wilton Orange Chocolate Melts

Directions:

Spread out about 3 feet of parchment paper on the table or counter.

Pop the popcorn and remove all the un-popped kernels as best you can.

In a microwaveable bowl, pour in the green chocolate button melts.

Quick and Easy Chocolate Covered Halloween Popcorn

Quick and Easy Chocolate Covered Halloween Popcorn

Cook in the microwave for 20 seconds and stir. 

Quick and Easy Chocolate Covered Halloween Popcorn

Quick and Easy Chocolate Covered Halloween Popcorn

Continue this until the chocolate is melted completely and warmed through.  

Quick and Easy Chocolate Covered Halloween Popcorn

Quick and Easy Chocolate Covered Halloween Popcorn

Be careful not to warm it too fast, or it will burn.  

Quick & Easy Chocolate Covered Halloween Popcorn

Quick & Easy Chocolate Covered Halloween Popcorn

Pour the warm chocolate over the popped popcorn.

Quick and Easy Chocolate Covered Halloween Popcorn

Quick and Easy Chocolate Covered Halloween Popcorn

Stir gently until well coated.

Quick and Easy Chocolate Covered Halloween Popcorn

Quick and Easy Chocolate Covered Halloween Popcorn

Spread the coated popcorn onto the parchment so it is single layer thick.

Quick and Easy Chocolate Covered Halloween Popcorn

Quick and Easy Chocolate Covered Halloween Popcorn

Now, warm 1/2 – the entire bag of the orange chocolate button melts in a microwave-safe bowl; depending on how much you want to use.

Quick and Easy Chocolate Covered Halloween Popcorn

Quick and Easy Chocolate Covered Halloween Popcorn

Repeat the process for the orange chocolate as you did the green – using the same care not to burn.
Drizzle, with a spoon, the melted orange chocolate, over the top of the green coated popcorn in a random pattern.
Allow this to set up completely.

Quick and Easy Chocolate Covered Halloween Popcorn

Quick and Easy Chocolate Covered Halloween Popcorn

When the chocolates are cooled and set, lifting the parchment, move it from beneath to help crack the popcorn into sections.

Quick and Easy Chocolate Covered Halloween Popcorn

Quick and Easy Chocolate Covered Halloween Popcorn

Now enjoy!

Popcorn for Halloween in Green and Orange

Orange and Green White Chocolate Coated Popcorn

Copyright Carrie Groneman, A Mother’s Shadow, 2016, 2018
Recognize a blessing and be a blessing today.

Popcorn for Halloween in Green and Orange

Orange and Green White Chocolate Coated Popcorn

Caramel apples dipped in caramel and toppings and even in chocolate too!

SUCCESSFUL & Easy Caramel Apples

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Easy Caramel Apples

Easy Caramel Apples


 I have struggled with making caramel apples for years, actually decades.  I do not like to bite into it and have the caramel peeling off, and finding it is thick and hard.
Nor do I like it when the caramel all runs off the apple either. I want a nice layer of soft, yummy caramel covering the apple, and this is it!  
I’ll show you how you can make AMAZING Caramel Apples too in easy to follow tutorial.



Successful AND Easy Caramel Apples
Ingredients:
5-6 medium apples Craft sticks or wooden round sticks (usually found in the candy making section)
1 package 12-14 oz. wrapped caramel squares
1 Tbl. water 1 tsp. vanilla  
Toppings of your choice.

Suggestions:  crushed graham crackers, chopped nuts such as peanuts, small candies, chocolate chips or buttons: white, milk and dark if desired. 




Directions:
PREPARE AHEAD  and read entire recipe before beginning.
Wash your apples, rubbing them with a clean cloth to get off the waxy residue. This is VERY IMPORTANT!Easy Caramel Apples 2Push the sticks into your apples, place in a cake pan or flat bottomed container and put in the freezer for 30 minutes.  CRITICAL step!  
Why?  Because the cold apple helps the caramel coat perfectly and set up since the apple will be cold and the caramel warm.
Now, when the apples are nice and cold (not longer then 30-40 minutes though or you will have frozen apple pops!) line a cookie sheet, pan or plate large enough to hold the apples with tin foil and coat well with non-stick cooking spray; set aside.  This will prevent the caramel from sticking so you can lift it to dip in chocolate or to eat. Easy Caramel Apples 3When the apples have been in the freezer for approximately 30 minutes (remember not longer), begin making the caramel coating.
Unwrap the caramels and place in a saucepan. 
Add in the water and vanilla. Easy Caramel Apples 4Over medium heat, stir constantly until the caramels are completely melted.Easy Caramel Apples 5


Taking one apple at a time, roll it in the melted caramel sauce, using a spoon or spatula to help cover the apple.Easy Caramel Apples 6Twirl the apple, turning upside down to allow the caramel to distribute evenly and coat evenly.Easy Caramel Apples 7If you want to dip your apple in coatings now, instead of dipping in melted chocolate, this is the time to do it.Easy Caramel Apples 8


Coat all the apples in caramel and place them in the refrigerator to chill and set up while melting the chocolate. 
To melt the chocolate, whether using chips or buttons, place in a microwavable bowl and microwave for 30 seconds. Easy Caramel Apples 9Microwave again for 20 seconds, stir and continue this process until the chocolate is melted and smooth.
Be careful to cook in small intervals and stirring to prevent burning chocolate.Easy Caramel Apples 10Take the apples out of the fridge.
BIG TRICK AND IMPORTANT! Spray your hand with cooking spray.  Easy Caramel Apples 11Mold the caramel back up onto the apple smoothing as needed. Easy Caramel Apples 12
Easy Caramel Apples 13


After molding any caramel that needs to be, now dip the caramel apple into the white/ dark or milk chocolate (you want the chocolate warm, but not hot so it can coat and set up). 
You can coat it completely, or just the bottom, whatever your heart desires. Easy Caramel Apples 14
Easy Caramel Apples 15 Dip into any of the coatings you choose.  
Set the apples back onto the sprayed tin foil to help it setup while you finish all the apples.
With any excess chocolate (melt more if needed) have at just warm enough temperature to be smooth and creamy, but not so warm it will not stay on the apple when piped. 
Spoon the chocolate into a small ziplock baggie and cut the very tip off at the corner. 
Now you can easily pipe the chocolate onto the top of the apples.Easy Caramel Apples 16
 Place these apples into the fridge for at least 20 minutes, but they can stay for up to 3 days. Easy Caramel Apples 17 Copyright Carrie Groneman, A Mother’s Shadow 2014
Adapted from JamieCooksItUp
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