This year I did things a little differently and decided that I wanted to do a “Nightmare Before Christmas” theme at the house for Halloween!
If you don’t know about the Nightmare Before Christmas you are totally missing out! It’s just awesome and it’s pretty much my favorite movie!
I just can’t get enough of Jack Skellington and his spooky friends from Halloween town!
Even my niece and god-daughters know that it’s my “cooking movie”! haha I have a little stand in my kitchen that holds my tablet and when I’m cooking or developing recipes I always have this movie on in the background. ALWAYS! lol
I also made a Nightmare Before Christmas wreath for the front door. I’m thinking about giving the wreath it’s own post and showing you all what I used to make it but I’m not sure yet. What do you think? Should I make another post dedicated to the Nightmare Before Christmas deco mesh wreath that I made?
Here is the whole wreath that’s on the front door. 🙂
I made Jack out of dura foam styrofoam type balls and just drew his face on with a black sharpie. I went with the black, green and purple color scheme for Halloween and threw in a few pumpkins for “The Pumpkin King”.
I also added a little Christmas tree to represent the “Christmas” part of the movie! haha
Oh and I did make some “potion” bottles from the movie as well to decorate the coffee table in the living room but I AM going to write a separate post on how to make those, so that will be up soon! 🙂
Now onto these apples! haha!
These apples came about because, #1 I love the movie and #2 because I love the Jack Skellington Chocolate Apples that Disney makes every year for Halloween! After all, not only am I obsessed with Jack, I’m also obsessed with Disney! 🙂
Jack Skellington Chocolate Apples – Chocolate Covered Apples
- Round Apples (I used 3 Jumbo Granny Smith Apples but use any size)
- 14 ounces White Chocolate Candy Coating
- 7 ounces Dark Chocolate (Or Black Chocolate)
- Popsicle Sticks or Candy Sticks
- (I used candy sticks and slipped paper straws over them
Prepare the apples by washing them and removing any wax build up that is on them.
Remove stems and insert a stick into the tops/core of the apples.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or buttered wax paper.
Melt the white chocolate in the microwave in 30 second bursts, stirring after each trip to the microwave. Once melted, dip the apples into the white chocolate, twirling to coat.
Set them on the baking sheet and let the chocolate harden.
Next melt the dark chocolate in the microwave in 30 second bursts, stirring after each trip to the microwave.
Fill a large ziplock bag (or piping bag) with the chocolate. Snip the tip and pipe on two large circles for Jack's eyes, Jack's nose and stitch mouth.
Set the apples on the baking sheet and let the chocolate harden.