Monday, October 29, 2012

Halloween Kids DIY Candy Apple Recipe


It never ceases to amaze me. As many choices as there are already for Halloween candy, new products keep showing up on grocery store shelves each holiday season. The latest example is a classic candy company that has been around for what seems like forever: Nestle. To add to their existing seasonal offerings for Halloween, the candy maker has five new products great for handing out to trick-or-treaters, to serve at parties to celebrate this holiday or to create sweet recipes like I did for this post.

My Candy Apples Made w/ Nestle Candy

MBE partnered with Nestle Chocolate for this post

New Nestle chocolate and confectionery treats for Halloween 2012 include SweeTARTS Skulls & Bones, Nestle Crunch Pumpkin Singles, Butterfinger Pumpkin Singles, Wonka Trickster Treats and Wonka Spooky Nerds. In case you're wondering, the two big bags of candy pictured are huge with between 45 and 60 pieces of candy per package.

New and Classic Nestle Candy varieties in this year's Halloween collection
Nestle Butterfinger Pumpkin Chocolate Singles

Thanks to Nestle I received a copious amount of candy to facilitate this post. So, I decided to think outside the box and get really creative by taking the Butterfinger Caramel Apple recipe and making it my own using dark chocolate bark and white chocolate bark melted in the microwave instead of caramel as the base. Then I unwrapped and coarsely chopped Butterfinger and Nestle Crunch candy bars to garnish the apples and on one apple added some festive Halloween sugar sprinkles for some more festive fall color.

Ingredients used to make the candy apples for this post
Nestle Crunch, Goobers, Butterfinger Candy Apples

I did some more chocolate apples the same way instead using two other of the brand's products for decorating: Raisinets and Goobers. These elegant candy apples rival the gourmet mail order ones that sell for $15-$18 each and are truly impressive. As my kids will attest, every variety I made was as sweet and delicious as it looks in this post. For sure these would be great to serve at your child's class Halloween Party, at a teen or adult Halloween celebration or even to give away as thoughtful gifts to show your appreciation to people like the security guard at school and your mailman. 

Guess what? It gets even better than that. The best part is that you can actually save money on Nestle Halloween candy -- both the oldies and the new ones available this year -- even at the last minute. All you have to do is Like the Wonka Facebook Page and then go to the Halloween Savings tab and you'll be able to grab three downloadable coupons for different products such as Nestle's fun-size classic bags and Wonka candy packages.

Here's something else that's really cool. Nestle is holding the Wonka Candy Exchange for one day only on November 1st. While supplie last, kids 13 and older can exchange all their unwanted Halloween candy for regular-sized Wonka candy brands including Nerds, Laffy Taffy and SweeTARTs. Complete information on this fun candy exchange program is available on Wonka's Facebook page.

FTC Disclosure: I received the Nestle products pictured to facilitate this review but did not receive any payment or other compensation associated with this post.  See complete FTC Disclosure information that appears at the bottom of MommyBlogExpert's main page and at the bottom of every individual post on this blog, including this one.