Thursday, October 11, 2012

Salsaghetti & Eyeballs- Halloween Chocolate Apple

As a little chica I was what I like to affectionately call myself a "scaredy gato (cat) there was a song that had me scared out of my cabeza.

Every time I heard it, there wasn't many places in my casa that I could go alone for at least 2-3 hours.....True Story! I scurried down the halls, as soon as I walked into my bedroom I would take a flying leap from the doorway onto my bed. You don't even want to know how many lights would be required to even think about entering the bathroom!

  I had a top 5 list of the most scariest things ever invented, these were things that from the age of 5 years old I never, ever, ever, wanted to see and or do. Are interested to hear my list?....Well here it goes: 1. The Incredible Hulk 2. Elevators 3. Daddy Long Leg Spiders 4. The movie Carrie and I lost endless nights of sleep on this one 5. Freddy Kruger.

Oh and this song, it always seemed to keep me alert as I turned corners. I don't know if it was the moving creatures on the wall in the back round or the fact that it reminded me to heighten my already super sense of awareness. This song sent chills up my little 5 year old spine. Obviously now I'm all grown up and I realize that all these things are truly not " that scary" and these fears have left my mind....ahem, well I'm technically still scared of one of these things. I'll leave it up to you to guess which one.

Anyway as I was gently submerging orange moon colored eyes into the softened chocolate dipped apple,swirled with mango flavored gummy spaghetti ( obviously, this is not real spaghetti, but it is a mango flavored licorice with a hint of spicy yumminess, with a side of tamarindo "spagehtti sauce") I could hear that spooky song playing in my head. And for just a split second I thought about peeking over my shoulder, but I shook my head...nahhh, nothing to be scared of anymore....Right!


4 Granny Smith Apples
1 bag of melting chocolate ( Wilton, Merckens, or you can also use a bag of semi-sweet chocolate)
2 packages of Lucas Salsagheti Mango or Watermelon Candy( I purchased mine at my local Mexican tienda, you can also purchase them online here .
1 package of gummy eyeballs
4 cookie pop or Popsicle sticks
1 package of semi-sweet mini chocolate chips (these were used as warts)


Wash apples, remove stems, and insert wooden craft sticks into the area where you removed the stems. Press firmly to fit the craft stick into the apple.
Melt chocolate wafers or semi-sweet chocolate. Melt the chocolate using the double-boiler method, or via microwave making sure to cook at no more than 45 second intervals or chocolate will burn. I have a chocolate candy apple maker that melts both chocolate and caramel. Of course you can use this maker as well if you have one. Stir the chocolate to make sure that it's fully melted.

Take an apple by the stick and dip it into the melted chocolate, rolling it in a circular motion until the entire apple is coated. Continue this process until you have coated all apples with chocolate.
Allow chocolate to set and cool for about 3-4 minutes and then roll the chocolate covered apple in mini- chocolate chips. Place the gummy eyes where you'll think they'll look the scariest, I liked mine all in a row. Then string on the salsagheti around your gummy eyeballs.
 Next place the apples on a Crisco sprayed cookie sheet or piece of wax paper to set for about 30 minutes.
When apples are set you can wrap them individually in cellophane and tie with a cute decorative bow!


Unknown said...

This looks... interesting. I might have to try it!

I was wondering if you had recieved my comment about my nominated you for an award? I hope you'll accept!

chica chocolatina said...

Hi Robin! Muchisimas Gracias for the nominatio, I am so honored! Yes, I will accept it!

Unknown said...

I am loving your cute blog! And this is so fun for halloween! Newest follower here! Would love for you to visit me and join my site as well!

chica chocolatina said...

Thank you so much for following Alyssa and the sweet compliment! I would love to check out your blog!

Maria said...

Ha! This is adorable!!!! What a great idea, it looks awesome and is delicious too, I'm sure! Thanks for sharing!

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