Blackout Candy Apples

Blackout Candy Apples - the perfect fall and Halloween treat! Get the recipe on { }

One of my favorite things to do in the Fall is check out all the fun Halloween Magazines that come up.

Going through them to find new recipes and inspiration is so fun! Do you do that too? I know my mom does the same thing and we’re always asking each other if we saw that one recipe or that one craft in that one magazine.

Any who, I recently found a recipe from Betty Crocker that I knew I would have to try. They were Blackout Candy Apples. I’d never made Candy apples before (although I’ve done caramel apples), but knew I’d have to try out these black beauties. Although using a candy thermometer is something I’m not really used to, I went ahead and gave it a try and was surprised when everything was all said and done and ended up being really easy.

Here is how you can make these Blackout Candy Apples too…

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Blackout Candy Apples Recipe

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Blackout Candy Apples - the perfect fall and Halloween treat! 
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 302 kcal
Author Lil' Luna


  • 8 - 10 apples
  • 8 - 10 skewers/striped straws
  • 2 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/2 tsp black paste food color
  • 2 drops cinnamon flavor


  • Place parchment paper onto a cookie sheet and spray with cooking spray.
  • Wash your apples and let dry. Recipe will make 8-10 apples depending on their size. Add your skewers and/or striped straws.
  • Cook sugar, water and corn syrup in a pot over medium heat. Stir occasionally until sugar is dissolved and starts to boil. Cooking for 10-12 minutes or until candy thermometer reaches 300 degrees. Or you can cook until a small amount of mixture dropped into a cold cup of water separates intro hard candy.
  • Remove from heat and stir in cinnamon flavoring and food coloring. Mix well.
  • Dip each apple in mixture to quickly coat it and place apples on cookie sheet. Let set.

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Blackout Candy Apples - the perfect fall and Halloween treat! Get the recipe on { }

I thought these straws would be awesome for the “sticks” but didn’t know if they would be strong enough. I ended up putting a wooden skewer in first, then the straw over it. I cut the excess skewer off, and they turned out perfect!!

Blackout Candy Apples - the perfect fall and Halloween treat! Get the recipe on { }

Candy thermometers are easy to use and can be found at most stores in the cooking/baking sections.

Blackout Candy Apples - the perfect fall and Halloween treat! Get the recipe on { }

Make sure you have parchment paper to put these on so they don’t stick!

Blackout Candy Apples - the perfect fall and Halloween treat! Get the recipe on { }

The kids loved chowing down on these apples yesterday. Lily said they reminded her of the Poisoned apples from Snow White, and I agree. They’re a bit spooky!

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My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative - from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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