Adam’s Scary Red & Black Candy Apples

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Adam’s Scary Red & Black Candy Apples

Adam’s Scary Red & Black Candy Apples

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Course: Snacks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Apples, corn syrup, halloween
Servings: 8

Ingredients

  • 8-10 medium apples
  • 3 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup corn syrup light
  • 1 cup water
  • cinnamon flavored oil several drops
  • 1/4 teaspoon red food coloring
  • 1/4 teaspoon black food coloring
  • 8-10 wooden twigs trimmed

Instructions

  • Clean and dry the apples.
  • Try to remove as much of the wax as possible. If you purchase them from your local farmer’s market then chances are they have not been treated with the food grade wax that makes them shine.
  • Remove any stems or leaves and insert a twig into the end of each apple. To facilitate easier twig entry you can carefully sharpen the end of the twig or use a candy stick to create a guide hole. Set apples aside.
  • Heat and stir sugar, corn syrup and water in a saucepan until sugar has dissolved. Boil until the syrup reaches 300° on a candy thermometer. Don’t go over 310° or your candy burns and then you’ll be sad.
  • Remove from heat and stir in flavored oil and food coloring.
  • Dip one apple completely in the syrup and swirl it so that it becomes coated with the melted sugar candy. Hold the apple above the saucepan to drain off excess. Place apple, with the stick facing up, onto a baking sheet that’s greased or lined with a silpat. Repeat the process with the remaining apples. If your syrup thickens or cools too much, simply reheat briefly before proceeding. Let the apples cool completely before serving.

Notes

A note about the black apples: Lighter colored apples (Granny Smith, Golden Delicious) work well in making the red appear bright and glassy; darker apples like red delicious help the black candy appear as dark as possible.
Nutritional values listed may vary from final results depending on actual measurements and brands used to prepare the recipe.
Nutrition Facts
Adam’s Scary Red & Black Candy Apples
Serving Size
 
1 each
Amount per Serving
Calories
445
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
1
g
2
%
Saturated Fat
 
1
g
6
%
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
1
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
1
g
Sodium
 
17
mg
1
%
Potassium
 
196
mg
6
%
Carbohydrates
 
116
g
39
%
Fiber
 
4
g
17
%
Sugar
 
110
g
122
%
Protein
 
1
g
2
%
Vitamin A
 
98
mcg
11
%
Vitamin C
 
8
mg
10
%
Calcium
 
15
mg
2
%
Iron
 
1
mg
6
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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