Wicked Candy Apples

As a kid, I always love the boxes of candy apple mix you use to get at the supermarket around Halloween. As someone who grew up with family members that worked in dentistry, they were happy they only came out for Halloween.

So candy apples have always been symbolic of Halloween for me. Now that I’m old and wiser, but no less a child I realized how easy candy apples are to make. That I didn’t really need this seasonal box of joy. Plus if I made them myself I could choose any colors I wanted.

Ingredients
12 Small or 6 Med-Large Apples
3 Cups of Sugar + Plus a little extra for bottoms
1/2 Cup of Light Corn Syrup
1 Cup of Water
Food coloring of your choice
Sticks (I used cleaned branches)
Note: You will need a candy thermometer

 

In a pot combine your water, corn syrup and sugar and put on high heat.

Once your sugar dissolves and your liquid is transparent add in your food coloring. Continue you boil until your candy thermometer reaches 300 degrees.

Dip your clean apples into the candy, trying to coat as consistently as possible. I did the bottoms of my apples in a little sugar to prevent them from sticking and then lay them on wax paper to cool.

And there you have it, Candy Apples easier than the box 🙂

So if you have kids, or like me and refuse to believe any food is off limits because of age. Whip up some Wicked Candy apples this season, let’s be honest candy apples are much better than bobbing for them!

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Wicked Candy Apples

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Sugar Plus a little extra for bottoms
  • 12 small Apples or 6 med-large Apples
  • 1/2 cup Light Corn Syrup
  • 1 cup Water
  • Food Coloring

Instructions

  1. In a pot combine your water, corn syrup and sugar and put on high heat. 

  2. Once your sugar dissolves and your liquid is transparent add in your food coloring. Continue you boil until your candy thermometer reaches 300 degrees.

  3. Dip your clean apples into the candy, trying to coat as consistently as possible. I did the bottoms of my apples in a little sugar to prevent them from sticking and then lay them on wax paper to cool.

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  1. Ash
    November 2, 2017 / 10:16 am

    These look amazing!!

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