DIY Candied Apple Macarons- Sugar and Cloth

DIY Candied Apple Macarons

DIY Candied Apple Macarons- Sugar and ClothDIY Candied Apple Macarons- Sugar and Cloth

photo by Jared Smith

Besides the PSL (pumpkin spiced latte) craze, you know Fall has really arrived once people start busting out the candied apples. I’ve never really understood this Fall/Candied Apple phenomenon myself, but hey, I can get down with just about anything dipped in caramel any time of the year, so I don’t question it. I did, however, take it upon myself to make DIY candied apple macarons for those that prefer not to have the mess of regular caramel apples but still like to blend in when Fall rolls around.

I know what you’re all thinking right now, “Sure, go ahead and pretend to take one for the team when really you just wanted to make something else out of macarons”. In that instance, you’d be correct, but I am at least sharing my DIY fail portion of this with you, too…

DIY Candied Apple Macarons- Sugar and Cloth

DIY Candied Apple Macarons- Sugar and Cloth

To give the “apples” a little more dimension, I used the green food marker on them first to shade around the edges, blending in with my finger.

DIY Candied Apple Macarons- Sugar and Cloth

Next, I melted white chips with a splash of brown melting chips to make a soft caramel color, dipped each macaron, and then gave each one a splash of sprinkles.  I set them upright to let the chocolate bottoms dry flat on wax paper.

DIY Candied Apple Macarons- Sugar and Cloth

Originally I had planned to make “twig” sticks for each apple, but it was nearly as cute as I thought it was going to be even after aimlessly searching the internet for this twig mold and making the sticks a few weeks ago. Alas, I skipped the fondant brown twig sticks and went with white lollipop sticks instead. The DIY struggle is real!

DIY Candied Apple Macarons- Sugar and ClothDIY Candied Apple Macarons- Sugar and ClothDIY Candied Apple Macarons- Sugar and ClothDIY Candied Apple Macarons- Sugar and ClothDIY Candied Apple Macarons- Sugar and Cloth

After all of the stick debating, I need some reassurance here that you can actually tell these are meant to look like candied apples! They’re definitely an easy Fall inspired snack to make for your next dinner or Halloween party, if nothing else.

 

DIY Candied Apple Macarons- Sugar and Cloth

DIY Candied Apple Macarons

DIY Candied Apple Macarons- Sugar and ClothDIY Candied Apple Macarons- Sugar and Cloth

photo by Jared Smith

Besides the PSL (pumpkin spiced latte) craze, you know Fall has really arrived once people start busting out the candied apples. I’ve never really understood this Fall/Candied Apple phenomenon myself, but hey, I can get down with just about anything dipped in caramel any time of the year, so I don’t question it. I did, however, take it upon myself to make DIY candied apple macarons for those that prefer not to have the mess of regular caramel apples but still like to blend in when Fall rolls around.

I know what you’re all thinking right now, “Sure, go ahead and pretend to take one for the team when really you just wanted to make something else out of macarons”. In that instance, you’d be correct, but I am at least sharing my DIY fail portion of this with you, too…

DIY Candied Apple Macarons- Sugar and Cloth

DIY Candied Apple Macarons- Sugar and Cloth

To give the “apples” a little more dimension, I used the green food marker on them first to shade around the edges, blending in with my finger.

DIY Candied Apple Macarons- Sugar and Cloth

Next, I melted white chips with a splash of brown melting chips to make a soft caramel color, dipped each macaron, and then gave each one a splash of sprinkles.  I set them upright to let the chocolate bottoms dry flat on wax paper.

DIY Candied Apple Macarons- Sugar and Cloth

Originally I had planned to make “twig” sticks for each apple, but it was nearly as cute as I thought it was going to be even after aimlessly searching the internet for this twig mold and making the sticks a few weeks ago. Alas, I skipped the fondant brown twig sticks and went with white lollipop sticks instead. The DIY struggle is real!

DIY Candied Apple Macarons- Sugar and ClothDIY Candied Apple Macarons- Sugar and ClothDIY Candied Apple Macarons- Sugar and ClothDIY Candied Apple Macarons- Sugar and ClothDIY Candied Apple Macarons- Sugar and Cloth

After all of the stick debating, I need some reassurance here that you can actually tell these are meant to look like candied apples! They’re definitely an easy Fall inspired snack to make for your next dinner or Halloween party, if nothing else.

 

Comments

  • brittni

    09.30.15

    So clever, Ash. I love these!

  • When I saw these, I actually thought they were (real) mini candied apples at first! So yes, I’d say you succeeded here!! These are just amazing, Ash. Such a genius, you are!

  • Emily Brungard

    10.04.15

    When I saw these, I thought they were caramel apples! They definitely look real. Very cute!