Recipe courtesy of Ree Drummond
Save Recipe Print
Platter of Darkness
Total:
10 min
Prep:
10 min
Level:
Easy
Total:
10 min
Prep:
10 min
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

Caramel Apples

Directions

Put together a tray of dark and spooky treats: Fill bowls with black licorice, jelly beans, M&M's, chocolate cookies, chocolate-covered nuts and dried fruit. Then round it all out with cookie-coated Caramel Apples.

Caramel Apples

Insert a wooden stick into the stem end of each apple. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray.

Make the caramel: Melt the sugar and corn syrup in a large pot over medium-high heat, stirring with a wooden spoon until combined. Don't stress if it starts to clump: It will eventually even out. Cook, swirling the pan but not stirring, until dark amber in color and a candy thermometer registers 245 degrees F, 8 to 12 minutes.

Add the butter all at once, stirring until incorporated. Turn down the heat to medium and pour in the heavy cream (the mixture will foam up); whisk until smooth.

Increase the heat to medium high and bring the caramel up to 250 degrees F, 8 to 10 minutes. Turn off the heat and let cool for 5 to 10 minutes. Dip the apples in the caramel and roll in crushed cookies; place on the baking sheet to set, 5 to 10 minutes.

Photograph by Coral Von Zumwalt

More from:

Halloween

Best of Food Network 6 Videos

Get the recipe

Giant Chocolate Lava Cake 00:36

Create this cake's lava center by burying ice cream bars in the batter.

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Dark Chocolate Mousse

Recipe courtesy of Bobby Flay

Trisha's Chicken Tortilla Soup

Recipe courtesy of Trisha Yearwood

Apple Pie

Recipe courtesy of Robert Irvine

Browse Reviews By Keyword