Spooky Black Caramel Apples Recipe

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Spooky Black Caramel Apples Recipe

Want a recipe for Spooky Black Caramel Apples? If that’s the case, you’re in the right place. This article shows you what you need and how to make Spooky Black Caramel Apples.

Ingredients To Make Spooky Black Caramel Apples Recipe

  • 2 Tbsp corn syrup
  • 2 Tbsp water
  • 1/2 C granulated sugar
  • 1/4 C heavy cream
  • Pinch salt
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2-3 tsp McCormick black food coloring
  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter

Recipe Of Spooky Black Caramel Apples

Spooky Black Caramel Apples Recipe

  1. Use a silicone mat or wax paper to cover a baking sheet.
  2. To get apples ready, wash, dry, and cut off the stems. Put in sticks or craft or popsicle sticks. Set aside.
  3. Put corn syrup, water, and granulated sugar in a medium bowl that can handle the heat. Microwave the mixture for 5 to 7 minutes, or until it starts to boil and turns a gentle amber color. Keep a close eye on it and take it off as soon as it’s the right color.
  4. Then add the heavy cream, salt, vanilla, and food coloring, and stir. Mix until everything is well mixed. Last, add butter and stir until smooth.
  5. Dip and coat one apple at a time right away. Tilt and turn to cover everything. Hold the stick over the bowl with the tip up and let the extra liquid drip off for 10-15 seconds. Turn over so the stick is down and let the caramel set for 15 to 20 seconds. Move to a baking sheet that has been set up. Do the same with the other apples.
  6. Chill the caramel for at least 30 to 60 minutes to set it all the way.
  7. Can be made a day ahead of time.


  • If the caramel doesn’t stick to the apple right away, it might be too hot and runny. Stir until the mixture is a bit cooler and thicker.
  • If the caramel gets too thick too fast, heat it in the microwave or over a pan of simmering water until it can be poured again.

Spooky Black Caramel Apples FAQs

Q.Can you add black food coloring to caramel?

If you want to color the caramel, add the food coloring after you take it out of the oven. It’s hard to get a dark shade of black. I colored the food with Super Black Softgel. You could also use other colors, but we like black for Halloween.

Q.How do you keep the caramel from sliding off apples?

Soaking your apples for a few minutes in hot tap water with a dash of vinegar will help the caramel stick to them. Then use a kitchen towel to remove any wax. When the caramel is done, tilt the pan to make a pool. Use a twirling motion to cover each apple evenly, and let the extra caramel drip off.

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