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Black candy apples with marshmallow webs recipe

Hello lovelies!

I had seen lots of lovely shiny black candy/toffee apples on Pinterest which made me want to make my own. I used my tried and tested toffee apple recipe but intsead of adding red food colouring I used black. I loved how shiny and glossy they looked but wanted to add some white, cream or silver to them.

Then I remembered seeing these great Halloween cakes that were decorated with melted marshmallows, which got me thinking it might work on candy apples...

So last night I made black candy apples with marshmallow webs and let me tell you I had so much fun making them, especially the marshmallow webs. It is a messy sticky job adding the webs but oh so much fun!

I love how my black candy apples with marshmallow webs turned out and I am hoping they will look great on my Halloween dessert table...

Gluten Free

8 Servings


Black candy apples

  1. Wash apples and dry. Push a stick into the apples

  2. Line two baking trays with parchment paper

  3. Place water, sugar and glucose syrup into a heavy based saucepan and bring to boil over medium heat, stirring until sugar has dissolved.

  4. Place candy thermometer in pan and boil until temperature reaches hard crack (300 deg F).

  5. Remove saucepan from heat and stir in food colouring.

  6. Dip apples into the syrup one at a time, tip pan to completely coat apple.

  7. Place on baking sheets to set at room temperature.

To decorate

  1. Place marshmallows in a microwaveable bowl. heat for 30 seconds

  2. Stir marshmallows till they are cool enough to work with

  3. Take a small piece of mallow and stretch it till you get a nice thin strand. Wrap strand round candy apple, repeat till you have required effect.


Black candy apples

  • 8 small apples

  • 450g caster sugar

  • 160g glucose syrup

  • 180ml water

  • 3 drop food colouring (black)

To Decorate

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