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Blackout Candy Apples

Enjoy these delicious blackout candy apples that are made in just 30 minutes – a distinctive dessert for Halloween.

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  • prep time 25 min
  • total time 30 min
  • ingredients 7
  • servings 8
 

Ingredients

8
Gala apples
8
clean twigs (6 inch) or craft sticks (flat wooden sticks with round ends)
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

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LOCATION

Steps

  • 1 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.
  • 2 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.
  • 3 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.
  • 1 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.
  • 2 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.
  • 3 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.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

Change the shade of these candy apples by substituting other colors of paste food color.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
399
,
% Daily Value
Total Fat
0g
0%
(Saturated Fat
0g,
0%
),
Sodium
20mg
20%;
Total Carbohydrate
104g
104%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
),
Protein
0g
0%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Fruit; 5 1/2 Other Carbohydrate;
Carbohydrate Choices:
7
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.