Loaded with fall flavor, apple brownies mix up as quickly as the chocolate version -- just the thing for a school bake sale. Any sweet, firm variety of apple will work in this recipe, which was developed by John Bunker's friend Amy Traverso. Recipe adapted from "The Apple Lover's Cookbook," by Amy Traverso.
A bit of black food coloring in the candy gives these carnival sweets a dark twist. To serve them, insert wooden sticks, and slide black-and-white straws over them.Usually cheerful candied apples take a menacing -- and haunted-houseworthy -- turn when cloaked in sugary black shells.
In the spirit of Dr. Frankenstein, we created a hybrid that combines two classics: candy corn and the old-fashioned dots you used to get at the dime store -- perfect for party favors or classroom treats.
Sarah Carey, editor of Everyday Food, says, "Add a teaspoon of sugar to the filling if you like a hint of sweetness (I do about half the time). Making your own shells is easy, but you could also buy them."