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Black Poison Candy Apples

These stunning poison candy apples are surprisingly quick easy and a hauntingly spooky addition to your Halloween treat spread.
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Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: black candy apples, easy halloween treats, halloween candy apples, halloween snacks, halloween sweets, poison candy apples
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 498kcal
Author: Karen


  • Candy Thermometer


  • 6 Granny Smith Apples
  • 2 ½ cups granulated white sugar
  • ½ cup corn syrup
  • ½ cup water
  • Black Food Coloring


  • Wash and thoroughly dry the apples. Insert a stick into the top of the apples and set aside.
  • Prepare a baking sheet with wax paper, sprayed with cooking spray. Set aside.
  • In a small saucepan, mix the sugar, corn syrup and water and attach the candy thermometer to the side of the pan, ensuring that the bottom reaches the mixture.
  • Cook the mixture over medium heat, until the candy thermometer reaches 300 degrees.
  • Remove the pan from heat and stir in black food coloring until desired color is reached.
  • Dip each apple into the melted sugars, allowing access to drip off. Dip each apple 2-3 times before setting them on the sprayed wax paper to set.


Expert Tips for Making Poison Candy Apples:
Don't forget your apples must be 100% dry before coating them.
It may feel like making the candy coating is taking forever. It does tend to be a slow process but be patient and stay nearby! Things will begin to move VERY quickly towards the end. 
If you don’t have a candy thermometer, you can make a pretty close guess to when the candy is done cooking when they syrup forms a thin thread when being lifted from the mixture with a spoon. If it pours off easily, it’s not done. 
The candy mixture may thicken up as your are dipping. If that happens, place the mixture back onto heat to re-melt.
To easily clean your pans after this recipe, add water to the empty pan and bring to a boil. This will make it easier to clean the candy off!


Calories: 498kcal | Carbohydrates: 130g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 21mg | Potassium: 195mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 124g | Vitamin A: 98IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 1mg
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