Spooky Black Caramel Apples
Spooky homemade black caramel apples, a fun treat perfect for Halloween parties!
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Servings: 5 apples
- 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
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.
*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