Gothic Black and Red Candy Apples On A Stick
I have a fall favorite, Gothic Black and Red Candied Apples.
Black Candied Apples are are made with fresh crisp apples. They’re dipped into a sugary bath that’s been dyed using black or red paste food coloring.
The sugar mixture hardens to the apples and creates a gorgeous glossy finish. These Candied Apples are a treat for your children.
You could make these for one of the goodies you have at a Halloween party, or give them to friends!
Imagine the look on those little faces when they bite into one of these tasty dark treats.
- 8 small to medium Gala apples unwaxed
- 8 clean twigs 6 inch or craft sticks (flat wooden sticks with round ends) or wooden skewers
- 2 1/2 cups sugar
- 2/3 cup water
- 1/2 cup light corn syrup
- 1/2 teaspoon black paste food color
- 2 drops cinnamon-flavored oil if desired
- Line cookie sheet with cooking parchment paper; spray paper with cooking spray.
- Wash and dry apples; remove stems and blossom ends.
- Insert twig or wooden stick into stem end of each apple.
- In 2-quart heavy saucepan, cook sugar, water and corn syrup over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until sugar is dissolved.
- Cook about 8 minutes, without stirring, to 300°F on candy thermometer or until small amount of mixture dropped into cup of very cold water separates into hard, brittle threads.
- (Watch carefully so mixture does not burn.)
- Immediately remove from heat.
- Stir in food color and cinnamon oil until blended.
- Dip each apple in syrup, tilting pan and turning apples quickly to coat evenly.
- Allow excess syrup to drip off.
- Place apples on cookie sheet.
- Let stand until set.
- Wrap in cellophane or place into cellophane bags and seal with a twist.
- (Don’t refrigerate these they’ll be a puddle of black candy if you do!)
For the Red Apples simply omit the Black Coloring and Substitute Red