Candy Apples – A Halloween Treat For Kids Of All Ages

candy-apples1 Source Candy Apples

It doesn’t get any easier than this.

Unsalted butter, for parchment paper
{aluminum foil and spray the foil with nonstick cooking spray}
2 cups sugar
3/4 cup water
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1/2 teaspoon red food coloring, (optional)
{1/2 cup red cinnamon candies, like Red Hots} (Optional)
6 to 12 Smallish size Apples (6 medium apples, or 12 lady apples)

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, butter parchment, and set aside. In a medium heavy bottomed saucepan, combine sugar, 3/4 cup water, corn syrup, and food coloring, if using. Bring to a boil over high heat, reduce heat to medium high. Insert candy thermometer and continue to boil until temperature reaches between 300 degrees and 310 degrees (hard crack stage), about 20 minutes.
* {Once the candy reaches 250, add the cinnamon flavor candies and stir briefly to incorporate}
Insert a wooden stick into the top of each apple, pushing about halfway through; set aside. When mixture reaches temperature, immediately remove from heat. Working quickly, dip apples in sugar mixture until completely coated. Transfer to prepared baking sheet; allow to cool.

** Caramel apples
6 apples
1 (14 ounce) package individually wrapped caramels, unwrapped
2 tablespoons milk

Remove the stem from each apple and press a craft stick into the top. Butter a baking sheet.
Place caramels and milk in a microwave safe bowl, and microwave 2 minutes, stirring once. Allow to cool briefly.
Roll each apple quickly in caramel sauce until well coated. Place on prepared sheet to set.

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4 responses to “Candy Apples – A Halloween Treat For Kids Of All Ages

  1. A wicked treat indeed. Thanks for visiting my blog, and also the brilliant hint on using plastic bottle tops to reseal open packages – much needed in my kitchen.


  2. Thanks for the microwave caramel apples tooo … Think I will have to try this one


  3. The dentists love this one! I think post Halloween is their busiest time.


  4. Reblogged this on IXENI and commented:
    Candy Apples – Toffee Apples in the UK associated with fairgrounds through the centuries.


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