Trick or boo! Who doesn’t LOVE a candy apple? They can be messy but hands down are fun! These little ghosts are made with a basic cooked candy recipe with white food coloring. I didn’t know how well white food coloring worked until I tried making edible seashells for a wedding cake. These ghost candy apples are actually pretty simple to make. I was going to make cherry candy apples, but since I had white food coloring, black string, and eyeballs on hand I thought of ghosts. To be honest, I was searching the cabinet for the cherry candy flavoring when the white food color fell right out at me….light-bulb!
This is one of those recipes that preparing properly will help it go easy and smooth. You will need a few things:
High Heat Spatula
Edible candy eyeballs
White Food Coloring
Black Edible Marker
You will also need:
2 qt saucepan
non-stick cooking spray
What you need to do is have everything ready, place the pan on the stove, line baking sheet with lined with parchment paper, spray spatula, and measuring cup with non-stick spray. It may take 20 minutes or more to heat the candy to the temperature. Once you remove from heat and add food coloring you have to be quick, coat all the apples before it cools too much, and starts to thicken. Have all the apples with the sticks in them lined up and ready. Once I dip them I place on a prepared baking sheet, when I am all done add eyes then let set in freezer or fridge for a few minutes to set. Don’t leave in the refrigerator too long, just to help them cool and set. Or, you can simply let them sit at room temperature until set.
Candy apples can be hard, to test to make sure the candy portion came out right, I either break off a small piece from the bottom and try it or pour a tiny amount onto the parchment paper to test. This will make sure the candy reached the proper temperature and won’t hurt anyone’s teeth.Print
If you don’t have an edible marker they look pretty good with just eyes.