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Quick and Easy

ROLO® Day of the Dead Apple Skulls


1 hour 30 minutes
Skill Level
6 dipped apples

Liven up any gathering with these Day of the Dead chocolate skulls. Cover each apple in rich, melted ROLO® Creamy Caramels in Chocolate Candy then start decorating. Use REESE’S PIECES Candies, TWIZZLERS Twists Candy and JOLLY RANCHER Fruit Chews to make these treats the life of the party.

Ingredients & Directions

Prep Time
50 minutes
Chill Time
30 minutes


  • 6
    wooden ice cream sticks
  • 6
    medium-sized apples, stems removed
  • 62
    ROLO® Creamy Caramels in Chocolate Candy
  • 2 to 4 Tbsps
  • small
    white candiessuch as decorative snowflakes
  • REESE'S PIECES Candies, TWIZZLERS Twists Candy, JOLLY RANCHER Fruit Chews or other small candies


Equipment Needed 
Cookie Sheets Cookie Sheets
Wax Paper Wax Paper
Measuring Spoons Measuring Spoons
Double Boiler Double Boiler
Refrigerator Refrigerator

Line 2 trays or cookie sheets with wax paper; generously butter paper or spray with nonstick cooking spray. Insert wooden stick into stem end of each washed and thoroughly dried apple.


Remove wrappers from caramel candies. Melt caramels and 1 tablespoon milk in top of double boiler over hot water. (Add additional milk, several drops at a time, if coating is too thick.) Dip apples into hot caramel mixture; turn until coated. Scrape off excess coating. Place on prepared tray. Refrigerate 30 minutes or until coating is sticky enough so that small candy or nut can be attached without sliding off the apple.


Extra coating may be used as dip for apple slices, pretzel sticks, crackers or cookies.


Press small white candies onto apple to form outline of skull. Decorate with other candies* to finish design. Place on second prepared tray; chill until firm. Store, covered, in cool place.


Fruit chews can be molded or cut to form shapes. Knead candy until it is soft and pliable. If necessary, heat candy in microwave at medium (50%) for about 5 seconds to soften. Tweezers can help with placement of small candy pieces.

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