Witchy Black Candy Apples

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Witchy Black Candy Apples
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Prep Time 10 minutes Cook Time 15 minutes

It's no secret how much I love Halloween and these haunting candy apples are a favorite of mine to ring in the season! Coated in sugary cinnamon shells, fresh crisp apples are mischievously turned into a wicked treat with a touch of black food coloring. Now granted, I probably shouldn't have made these the other weekend after my daughter watched Snow White because they sent her running! Thankfully, after a little coaxing she realized that these sweet treats were exactly that--sweet.

Turn these traditional autumn treats into a wickedly decedent sweet delicacy--perfect for a frightful Halloween night!

What you'll need

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 2/3 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons black food coloring
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 6 8-inch sticks, washed and dried, or popsicle sticks
  • 6 red apples
  • parchment or wax paper
  • cooking oil spray
  • special item needed: candy thermometer
Helpful Tip:

Black food coloring can be found at specialty grocery stores and craft stores.


makes 6 apples

How to make it

  1. Lightly spray parchment or wax paper with cooking oil spray and set aside until needed.

  2. Place the sticks securely in the apples, entering at the stems. Set aside until needed.

  3. In a sauce pot, combine sugar, water, corn syrup, black food coloring, and cinnamon--stir and insert a candy thermometer. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat to medium-high. Boil until the mixture reaches 300°F, about 15 minutes. Remove from heat.

  4. Immediately and quickly dip the apples into the syrup, twisting to cover the apple. Place the candied apples onto the prepared parchment or wax paper and allow to cool. Apples can be made up to 6 hours in advance of serving.

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