Spooky Black Caramel Apples

Spooky homemade black caramel apples, a fun treat perfect for Halloween parties!

Spooky black caramel apples recipe from @bakedbyrachel Perfect for Halloween!

It’s hard to believe we’re already less than three weeks away from Halloween! How on earth did that happen?

As a kid, I was always excited for Halloween, for obvious reasons… Getting to dress up, walk around in the dark with my friends and get tons of candy! Not much has changed really… for kids, not me. You won’t catch me dressing up these days. But, I may or may not sneak some candy when no one is looking. Shhh it’ll be our little secret.

Spooky black caramel apples recipe from @bakedbyrachel Perfect for Halloween!

One of my favorite memories from Halloween time – apples, of all varieties! Caramel. Candy. Even bobbing for apples (though let’s be honest, looking back, that’s pretty gross). So, I knew I had to share a fun Halloween themed recipe incorporating one of my absolute favorite things – apples!

Homemade caramel apples are really easy and a must make Fall treat!

Spooky black caramel apples recipe from @bakedbyrachel Perfect for Halloween!

Perfect for the season, I put a fun and spooky spin on caramel apples, adding McCormick black food coloring to the mix!

These are the perfect addition to any Halloween party. Kids and adults will love them!

And psst… this is super easy and quick caramel, made in the microwave! So, there is absolutely no need to stand over the stove stirring away! And that also means, there is no reason for you to not make these! They’re a must make!

Having a fun Halloween party? Add these spooky black caramel apples to your plans!

Spooky black caramel apples recipe from @bakedbyrachel Perfect for Halloween!

Looking for even more ideas? McCormick has lots of fun Halloween recipes to choose from, like these black velvet whoopie pies and much more!

Spooky Black Caramel Apples

Spooky homemade black caramel apples, a fun treat perfect for Halloween parties!
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Apple, Caramel, Halloween
Servings: 5 apples

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • Line a baking sheet with a silicone mat or parchment paper.
  • Prepare apples: wash, dry and remove stems. Insert sticks or popsicle/craft sticks. Set aside.
  • In a medium heat proof bowl, add corn syrup, water and granulated sugar. Microwave for 5-7 minutes until mixture boils and turns a light amber color. Watch closely and remove immediately after it has reached ideal shade.
  • Stir in heavy cream, followed by salt, vanilla and food coloring. Mix until well incorporated. Finally stir in butter until smooth.
  • Immediately dip and coat one apple at a time. Tilt and rotate to coat completely. Hold over bowl with stick up, allowing excess to drip off or 10-15 seconds. Flip upside down, with stick down, letting caramel set for 15-20 seconds. Transfer to prepared baking sheet. Repeat with remaining apples.
  • Chill for at least 30-60 minutes to completely set caramel.
  • Can be made up to a day ahead.

Notes

*If caramel doesn't immediately stick to the apple, the caramel may be too hot and liquidy. Stir until slightly cooler and thicker.
**If caramel thickens quickly, reheat in the microwave or over a saucepan of simmering water until it is of pourable consistency again.
An original recipe from Baked by Rachel

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by McCormick. I was compensated for my time. As always, all thoughts and opinions are completely my own.
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