Homemade Candy Apples

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These spooky candy apples are perfect for a Halloween party or family celebration.

Prep time: 5 Minutes    
Cook time: 30 Minutes    

Ingredients
8 apples
8 wooden skewers
2 cups granulated sugar
1 cup light corn syrup
1/2 cup hot water
1/2 cup red cinnamon candies (Red Hots)

Directions
Line a baking sheet with foil and spray with nonstick cooking spray.

Wash and dry apples.

Remove stems and place skewers firmly in place of the stems.

Combine water, corn syrup and sugar in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat.

Stir until sugar dissolves.

Continue to cook, without stirring, until mixture reaches 250 degrees.

Wash down the sides of the pan with a wet pastry brush occasionally to prevent crystallization.

Add cinnamon candies and stir briefly to incorporate.

Continue to cook, washing down the sides, until candy reaches 285 degrees.

Remove from heat and continue stirring candy until it is smooth and even.

Hold an apple by the skewer and dip it into candy in saucepan, tilting the pan at an angle and rotating the apple to cover it completely with a smooth, even layer.

Twirl it to remove excess candy and set on prepared baking sheet. Repeat with remaining apples.

Allow apples to cool at room temperature.

Once completely cooled, pull out skewers and replace with a moss or tree branch for an extra spooky effect!

Note: Candy apples are best enjoyed within 24 hours and are best stored in the refrigerator (once cooled).

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Recipe from Abby Larson of Style Me Pretty Living, www.stylemepretty.com. Photo by Rustic White Photography.

 

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