The Nightmare Before Christmas Caramel Apples

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Guests will adore these spooky caramel apples designed especially for Jack Skellington’s Halloween Town festivities.

The Nightmare Before Christmas Caramel Apples

30 min


  • Wax paper
  • Unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon black food coloring
  • Candy thermometer
  • 8 red apples
  • Wooden dowels or popsicle sticks
  • Striped paper straws

Helpful Tip

Caramel apples can be made up to 4 hours ahead. Keep at room temperature until ready to serve.


  1. Line a baking sheet with wax paper, and lightly brush with butter.

  2. Wash and dry apples. Insert a popsicle sticks or wooden craft dowels into the stem end of each apple. We covered our dowels with striped paper straws to add black and white striped detail.

  3. In a saucepan, combine sugar, water, corn syrup, and food coloring. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-high.

  4. Boil until syrup reaches 300 degrees to 310 degrees on a candy thermometer, about 15 minutes.

  5. When syrup reaches desired temperature, immediately remove from heat. Dip apples, 1 at a time, in caramel. Tilt and rotate to coat. Transfer to baking sheet and let cool.

Posted 6 years Ago
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