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Dark Caramel Apples


Recipe Info

  • Servings : 8
  • Prep Time : 60m
  • Cook Time : 7m
  • Ready In : 1:07 h

Spooky candied apples make a fun and perfect treat for Halloween!


  • 2 tbsps golden syrup
  • 2 tbsps water
  • 1⁄2 cup sugar
  • 1⁄2 cup cream
  • pinch salt
  • 1⁄2 tsp vanilla essence
  • 2-3 tsps black food colouring
  • 2 tbsps butter


Step 1

Line a baking sheet with baking paper. Prepare the apples: wash, dry and remove the stems. Insert sticks or straws and set aside.

Step 2

In a medium heat proof bowl, add the syrup, water and sugar.

Step 3

Microwave for 5-7 minutes until the mixture boils and turns a light amber colour.

Step 4

Stir in the cream followed by the salt, vanilla and food colouring. Mix until well combined. Stir in the butter until smooth.

Step 5

Immediately dip and coat one apple at a time. Tilt and rotate to coat completely. Hold over the bowl with the stick up, allowing excess caramel to drip off for 10-15 seconds. Flip upside down, with stick down, letting caramel set for 15-20 seconds. Transfer to prepared baking sheet and repeat with remaining apples.

Step 6

Chill for at least 30-60 minutes to completely set caramel.

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