These easy Halloween spider apple pops are made with white chocolate-coated apple slices and a spider decoration on top, made from chocolate frosting and candy.
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About Spider Apple Pops
If you’re stressing about making cute and unique Halloween treats this year, then fear not – these spider apple pops are here to be your savior.
Because not only are they delightfully creepy, but they’re easy to make – just dunk them in chocolate, draw a few lines, and top with a chocolate whopper. You don’t need to be a professional decorator to make a batch of these.
And not only are they a classic Halloween flavor combo of apple and chocolate, but you can switch up the types of chocolate: either dip with white chocolate and decorate with milk chocolate (as pictured) OR dip with milk chocolate and decorate with white. Both looks would be a great fit for any spooky party.
What do you need to make spider apple pops?
- Apples – Any type will do.
- Pop sticks – Make sure you pick a medium weight or higher for this, like these: 6 inch pop sticks. Thin sticks won’t be able to support the weight of the decorated apple slice.
- White candy melts – I talk about more in the next section.
- Chocolate frosting – Either homemade or storebought, for desiging the legs of the spider.
- Chocolate Whoppers – For making the body of the spiders.
What type of candy melts should you use?
Candy melts (also called melting wafters) are pretty common – you can find them in the baking supply area. They look like small, flat disks, and are typically sold by the bag – but I do think there are significant differences in quality depending on the brand of candy melts you buy.
Wilton is by far the most common brand of candy melt, and they are sold in a variety of colors. This makes them a popular pick, since you can buy the exact color you need and can get right to crafting your creepy treats. Wilton is simple and easy.
However, I’ve not been impressed with the quality of Wilton candy melts. Their candy melts cool fast, which means it becomes thick and harder to use long before you’re done coating your treats. This means it needs to be reheated more, and the quality of the melts gets a little more “iffy” each time you do this.
Given the above, I would highly recommend picking up Ghirardelli brand candy melts. These are my favorite candy melts to work with due to the superior quality and taste.
How long are chocolate-covered apple pops good for?
To get the most enjoyment out of these apple pops, I highly recommend eating them within 24 hours.
However, if you do have leftovers, you can store them in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to three to four days.
Can you freeze these apple pops?
Yes, you totally can!
Notes & tips for these candy apple pops
- To make these Halloween treats, make sure you have “medium” weight pop sticks. You can pick up some here: 6 inch pop sticks.
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How to make spider apple pops
This next part is only a photo tutorial of the recipe steps. If you’re looking for the full recipe measurements and instructions, scroll down to Recipe Details.
Step 1 – Prepare the apples by slicing them into pieces that are a half-inch thick. Be sure to discard the ends and the core pieces.
Step 2 – Insert a pop stick into each apple slice.
Step 3 – Melt the white candy melts, then coat each apple slice with candy. Place the coated apple pops on a baking sheet lined with wax paper and let them dry completely before moving on to the next step.
Step 4 – Decorate the apple pops by using chocolate frosting to draw the spider legs. Add an extra dollop of chocolate frosting then the center, then place a Chocolate Whopper on top.
Step 5 – Let dry completely, then serve and enjoy!
Spider Apple Pops
- Line a large baking sheet with wax paper, then set nearby.
- Prepare apples by slicing each one into 4 pieces, with each slice being about 1/2 inch thick. Discard ends and core pieces.
- Spear each apple slice with a pop stick. If you have trouble inserting the pop stick, score the skin of the apple with a knife first.
- In a microwave-safe bowl, melt white candy melts in the microwave per the package instructions.
- Holding the prepared apple pop by the stick, coat each one in the melted white candy. Place coated apple pops on prepared baking sheet. Let white candy dry completely before moving on to the next step (about 30 minutes).
- Place chocolate frosting in a pastry bag (or ZipLoc bag with a corner cut), then draw 8 legs for the spider. The easiest way to do this is to draw 4 lines that cross in the middle. Once legs are drawn, add an extra dollop of chocolate icing (or white candy melt – may need to reheat) in the center, then place a Chocolate Whopper on top.
- Let chocolate icing dry completely (about another 30 minutes) before serving.
- Serve immediately.
I do my best to provide nutrition information, but please keep in mind that I’m not a certified nutritionist. Any nutritional information discussed or disclosed in this post should only be seen as my best amateur estimates of the correct values.