Black Candy Apples

Can we please talk about Halloween for a second? I’m going to say something that may sound crazy to some of you, others may feel my pain… Growing up we lived in a small town. My closest neighbor was a car drive away. I couldn’t go trick-or-treating in my own neighborhood because the houses were simply too far apart. So I went to other towns to get candy and had to lie about where I was from just so I could get it. Since getting a house with my boyfriend last November, we now live on a quiet street with houses full of small children. I seriously can not contain my excitement. Obviously I’m too old to go trick-or-treating, but now I get to hand out candy (even better!). I really wish I could hand out these black candy apples for Halloween, I mean I would put my blog url on the wrapper so the parents would know that they were safe (LOL). Honestly though, making these candy apples would be much cheaper than buying a bunch of candy at the grocery store.

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If you live on a street where you know everyone really well you should definitely hand these out on Halloween. I mean what child wouldn’t love to eat an apple covered in hard candy? Another fun fact about these candy apples… they turn your whole mouth black! EVEN YOUR TEETH. When I was bringing the candy to a boil my boyfriend said it looked like a “witches brew”. I don’t suggest eating the boiling sugar though, it would probably burn like a poisonous witches brew.  

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These candy apples do look rather spooky don’t they? They look poisonous! I think it would be the cutest thing to wrap them up with little warning labels. (Now I’m wishing I knew my neighbors better) I used small macintosh apples for this recipe because I thought the red would look really nice against the black candy (I was right!) 🙂

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To flavor these candy apples I added a touch of cinnamon oil. It made the whole house smell AMAZING! I wanted to add a blueberry oil and name these (Boo-Berry Candy Apples) but my lame boyfriend thought it was a silly idea. He just has a really dry sense of humor (lucky me!)

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Okay now this recipe couldn’t be any easier. Just follow the directions and BOOM… perfect candy apples. 

Black Hard Candy Apples
Yields 6
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Ingredients
  1. 6 small apples (washed & stems removed)
  2. 1 1/2 cups granulated suger
  3. 1/4 light corn syrup
  4. 1/2 cup water
  5. 1/4 tsp. cinnamon oil
  6. 1 1/2 tsp. black gel food coloring
  7. candy apple sticks
Instructions
  1. In a medium sauce pan combine sugar, corn syrup, water, food coloring and oil.
  2. Turn to medium high heat and let the candy mixture come to a boil. (Use a candy thermometer to keep track of temperature)
  3. While the candy is coming up to temperature, lightly grease a baking sheet with shortening or butter (this will prevent the apples from sticking)
  4. Also make sure you have stuck a candy apple stick into the top of each apple.
  5. When the candy reaches 302 degrees F remove from the heat and begin dipping your apples.
  6. Make sure you work quickly or the candy will harden.
  7. Allow the excess candy to drip off for a few seconds, otherwise you apples will have huge candy "feet".
  8. Allow the apples to dry (approximately 5 minutes).
  9. Wrap each apple with plastic wrap and store at room temperature.
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Black Candy Apples | The perfect halloween treat via sweetasacookie.com

Black Candy Apples | The perfect halloween treat via sweetasacookie.com

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18 Comments

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    Amy @Very Culinary
    September 25, 2014 at 1:42 PM

    I can’t imagine not being able to trick or treat as a kid. Or driving someplace to do it. I grew up in CA and when we moved to Minnesota, I thought it was SO weird that everyone went to the mall to trick-or-treat. But, you know, cold and snow. Now we’re back in CA and it feels weird to be outside, but without snow. Lol. Loving these candy apples – gorgeous! Wish you could give them out, too :/

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    Ashley @ Wishes & Dishes
    September 25, 2014 at 1:45 PM

    Yes, I love the spookiness of these!!! So brilliant!

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    christine
    September 25, 2014 at 2:20 PM

    Wow, they are stunning to look at. I live on a very busy main road so the only trick or treaters we get are a few kids from a nearby neighborhood because I’m friends w/ the mom. These would be perfect!

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    Lauren kelly Nutrition
    September 25, 2014 at 2:59 PM

    Yes, these do look spooky and really pretty! Love these!

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    Paula - bell'alimento
    September 25, 2014 at 3:53 PM

    Seriously spooky and swoon worthy!

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    Anita
    September 25, 2014 at 6:05 PM

    Spooky take on candy apples! I know, I wish I could give out homemade candy too – it would be so fun! I’ll just drool over these photos instead!

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    Kirsten/ComfortablyDomestic
    September 25, 2014 at 6:36 PM

    Aww! Now I wish that you could pass out these gorgeous candy apples, too! Kids are all about candy that turns their mouths a different color. Plus your candy is on an apple, so it must be healthy!

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    Lauren @ Healthy Delicious
    September 25, 2014 at 7:15 PM

    hahahaha boo-berry made me laugh! you should have done it! Regardless, these look great. And I bet kids would get a kick out of the whole black mouth thing, too.

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    Nutmeg Nanny
    September 25, 2014 at 11:58 PM

    LOVE these candy apples! They are perfect for Halloween.

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    Aly ~ Cooking In Stilettos
    September 26, 2014 at 6:18 PM

    These are GORGEOUS!!! Absolutely perfect for Halloween!

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    Kim Beaulieu
    September 26, 2014 at 6:48 PM

    Love candy apples, any colour will do for me. They are so much fun and shockingly not hard to make. We live in a small town so we get tons of trick or treaters down our road. People drive their kids from the county to our neighbourhood so we always have to plan for a huge rush of kids.

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    Melissa from HungryFoodLove.com
    September 29, 2014 at 8:17 AM

    They seem easy to make. I should try them for Halloween!

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