Red and Black Candy Apples

October 2017, Basil & Salt Magazine Staff

Each season we are search for new recipes, tips, tricks, decor and everything Halloween.


Caramel and candied apples are always on the menu and these beauties by Matt Bites have us bubbling and brewing in the kitchen. Ebony branches poked inside shiny black and red gleaming apples will add a festive and spooky touch to the Halloween table this year.

Adam's Scary Apples

Shopping List

  • 8-10 medium  apples
  • 8-10 wooden twigs, trimmed
  • 3 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 cup of water
  • several drops of cinnamon flavored oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon of red food coloring
  • 1/4 teaspoon of black food coloring

Head on over to for complete instructions to whip up Adam’s Scary Apples. If you are on the hunt for more Halloween ideas, take a tour through his archived pieces.  You will not be disappointed.


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