These black sugar-coated apples are the perfect way to spook out guests this Halloween.

Have you checked out our other Halloween recipes? Halloween layer cake, dracula dentures and even strawberry ghosts!

Yields: 10

Prep Time: 15 mins

Total Time: 30 mins


  • 10

    small apples

  • 10

    long sticks

  • 350 g

    caster sugar

  • 150 g

    light corn syrup

  • 180 mL


  • 1/2 tsp.

    purple gel food colouring

  • 1/4 tsp.

    Black gel food colouring


  1. Insert wooden sticks into the centre of each apple and set aside.
  2. Line a large baking sheet with parchment and grease with butter or cooking spray.
  3. In a medium saucepan, combine sugar, water, and corn syrup. Stir in gel food colouring and turn heat to medium-high. Bring the mixture to a boil and stir constantly until sugar dissolves. Then lower the heat to medium and let it boil, without stirring, until it nears about 150°C with a candy thermometer — which is close to the hard-crack mark stage. Remove from heat.
  4. Working quickly, tilt the pan and dip the apples in the mixture, twirling the apple through the candy to coat evenly. Hold the apple over the mixture for few seconds before placing on the greased baking sheet. Repeat with remaining apples. Let cool completely.

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