The Evil Queen’s Poison Caramel Apples

When deciding what treat to make to go along with the Snow White episode of our podcast, it was pretty obvious we had to do something involving apples. After all, the Evil Queen’s poison apple is almost a character itself in the movie. I was intrigued by the idea of caramel apples right away. They’re tasty, classic and easily call to mind the scene from the film in which the Wicked Queen dips the apple into her cauldron.


I’d seen caramel apples at Disney Parks decorated with the skull dripping down the apple in different colored caramel. I’ve even seen a few homemade replicas. They’re all amazing, but for our purposes I wanted to keep the recipe simpler and more easy to enjoy. I for one can get frustrated with intricate decoration. So instead I opted for something different, Black “Poison” Apples.


The recipe below will make 5 apples, if you need more, I would suggest making small batches.


  1.  5 apples ( I used green, but they can be any kind)
  2. 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  3. 2 Tbsp corn syrup
  4. 2 Tbsp water
  5. 1/2 tsp of vanilla or vanilla extract
  6. 2 Tbsp unsalted butter
  7. 1/4 cup heavy cream
  8. Pinch of salt
  9. 2-3 tsp black food coloring

You will also need sticks to serve as the handle to your apples, I used disposable chopsticks, you can use whatever works best for you.



  1.  Line a cookie sheet with wax paper.
  2. Wash and dry apples, remove the stems and insert sticks. Then set those aside.
  3. In a medium bowl (I suggest glass if you have it) pour your sugar, corn syrup and water.
  4. Place the bowl in the microwave for 5-7 minutes, watching closely. The mixture will boil and turn a light amber color. Remove the bowl immediately after it has reached the right color.
  5. Stir the heavy cream, sale, vanilla and food coloring into the bowl, blending everything thoroughly until smooth.
  6. Take one of your apples (immediately after blending ingredients), and dip into the mixture. Tilt the bowl and rotate the apple to get a nice even coating.
  7. Hold the apple over the bowl for about 15 seconds, until most of the dripping stops.
  8. Place the coated apple, stick side up on your wax paper covered cookie sheet.
  9. Repeat these steps for each apple.
  10. Once you’re done coating your apple place them in the refrigerator for an hour to fully set the caramel.


We hope you enjoy this easy and delicious recipe. If you have any Disney themed treats you’d like to see in the future, let us know. Until then, enjoy!


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