Black Widow Candy Apples


  • 6-10 Apples
  • 6-10 Skewers
  • 2 1/2 Cups Sugar
  • 2/3 Cup Water
  • 1/2 Cup Light Corn Syrup
  • 2 tsp. Super Black Gel Food Coloring
  • 1 Dram of Candy Flavoring


  1. Wash & dry apples, remove stems, and insert a stick into the center.
  2. In a pot over medium heat, heat sugar, water and corn syrup until boiling.
  3. Continue to boil for 10-15 minutes until the sugar mixture reaches 300 degrees.
  4. Remove from heat, and stir in the food coloring and flavor oil.
  5. Carefully (but quickly!) dip each apple, and place on a sheet of parchment paper to cool/set.
  6. When the black candy is hardened, use red icing to pipe an hourglass shape on to the center of each apple.