Richard Jung
Makes 10 to 12 servings

Notes: Use small apples, such as those for lunch boxes. If making ahead, let coating firm, then enclose apples with plastic wrap and refrigerate. Look for the wood craft sticks at hobby shops; they're also sold with caramel for coating apples. Save leftover white candy for other uses.

How to Make It

Step 1

Rinse apples, wipe dry, and firmly insert a stick into stem end of each fruit until secure.

Step 2

In a 1-quart glass measure or small deep microwave-safe bowl, combine candy and shortening. Place in a microwave oven and heat at half power (50%) until chips are soft, 2 1/2 to 3 minutes. Stir until smooth. If still lumpy, return to microwave and heat for 20-second intervals until candy is smooth.

Step 3

Quickly dip apples, 1 at a time, into coating to cover, letting excess drip back into bowl. Set apples, sticks up, in a 10- by 15-inch pan lined with waxed paper or cooking parchment. If desired, make ghost faces by pressing licorice slices into soft coating. If coating on apple is too firm, use melted coating to glue licorice in place. If coating gets too thick, reheat it briefly in the microwave at 50% power and stir.

Step 4

Let apples stand until coating is firm to touch, at least 30 minutes at room temperature or 10 minutes if chilled.

Ratings & Reviews

Brutikus's Review

October 28, 2012

Holley's Review

September 27, 2010

urcoulissuks's Review

October 22, 2009
This was disgusting my 2 children were sick over them and i dint feel good myself... well i didnt try them and my children were sick before they eat them ok soz i figured it out they cant make you sick when you eat them 2 years after your sick...... ill change it from 1 to 6 i mean 3