Candy Apples

Candy Apples

Candy Apples
What's Halloween without a batch of homemade candy apples? This is the ultimate party trick that will please even your pickiest little trick-or-treater.
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8 apples

Ingredients
8 red apples with stick inserted in each
2 c. sugar
1 c. light corn syrup
1/2 c. water
1/4 c. red cinnamon candies
10 drops red food coloring

Methods/steps
In 2 quart saucepan, mix sugar, corn syrup, and water. Boil. stirring constantly, to 250 degrees or until drops of syrup form hard, yet plastic ball in cold water. Add candies and cook to 285 degrees or until drops of syrup separate into hard, but not brittle threads in cold water. Remove from heat. Dunk apples in candy mixture. Let excess drip off and twirl to spread syrup smoothly. Cool on a lightly greased baking sheet. Makes 8 candy apples.

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