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Saturday, October 22, 2011

Candy Coated Apples

Every fall around Halloween me and Sara make caramel apples for the fall festival at church. This year we decided to make candy coated apples. The recipe is much simpler than the caramel ones (see the last RHC post). Both are  fun. What makes them healthy you ask? We make them once per year!

1/2 cup light corn syrup
3/4 cup water
2 cups sugar
1/2 teaspoon red food color
12 apples
12 sticks
1 sheet pan lined with parchment paper

Combine the corn syrup, water, sugar and food color in a sauce pan and set over high heat. Cook to the hard crack stage (310 degrees) then remove from heat to cool slightly. While the sugar mixture cooks place a stick in each of the apples. Once the sugar mixture cools slightly coat each apple and place on the parchment lined pan to cool.
For even more interesting candy coated apples coat some in chopped nuts and some in colorful sprinkles.

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