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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


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