Mickey Candy Apples

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Everyone loves Disneyland treats (you can read about some of our favs here), today we’ll show you how to make Mickey Candy Apples, just like the ones you pay $$$ for at the parks.

Make Mickey Mouse Candy Apples at home, just like the ones at Disneyland.
Make Mickey Mouse Candy Apples at home, just like the ones at Disneyland.

Mickey Candy Apple Supplies

  • 4-6 Granny Smith apples (we used 6 small apples)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon baking soda
  • Candy apple sticks
  • Wax paper
  • Regular size marshmallows, 2 per apple
  • Kraft Caramel Bits (no unwrapping required!)
  • Milk chocolate coating
  • White chocolate coating
  • Various decorative sprinkles in your choice of color combos

Mickey Candy Apple Directions

Mickey Candy Apples
Mickey Candy Apples
  1. Boil a pot of water, add lemon juice and baking soda to remove wax from the apples. This will allow the caramel to stick. Place apples in pot for about 30 seconds, then rub dry with a towel.
  2. Insert candy apple sticks and refrigerate apples.
  3. While apples are in the fridge, melt caramel bits according to directions in a small saucepan.
  4. Dip each apple into caramel coating and place on a wax paper lined tray.
  5. Trim 1/4 of curved edge off marshmallows and place as ears, sticky side down, on each apple. Be sure to put the ears closer to the top of the apple rather than the side. Return to fridge.
  6. Melt milk chocolate in small sauce pan according to package directions, then coat apples in milk chocolate and return to fridge.
  7. Melt white chocolate in small sauce pan according to package directions, then coat apples in white chocolate about halfway up the apple.
  8. While white chocolate is still soft, place Mickey buttons firmly into the candy layers. Use a spoon to cover white chocolate with colored sprinkles.
  9. Let candy and chocolate set for about 30 minutes.
  10. Use a pair of kitchen shears to cut off excess candy pooled at the base, then slice and enjoy!
Mickey Candy Apples
Mickey Candy Apples

A few more tips for your Mickey Candy Apples . . . this was my first attempt at making these. The first couple actually turned out better than the last ones because the chocolate became harder to work with as I went along. If that happens to you, just keep making them—they will still taste delicious no matter what they look like!

When my task was complete, I poured the remaining chocolate, caramel, fallen Mickey ears, etc. on a large piece of wax paper. This makes clean up a breeze! Then you can break a part the chocolate and eat it rather than scrape it off the pans when it hardens.

Mickey Candy Apples
Mickey Candy Apples

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When will you make these awesome Mickey Candy Apples? What color combinations and cute elements will you add to your Mickey Candy Apples?

Disneyland expert who also loves the beach, flip flops and pink nail polish.

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