An apple a day keeps the doctor away! At least, that’s what they say! We don’t know if that’s still true after you’ve coated your apple in a sticky, delicious layer of candy, but we do know that candy apples are an autumn classic, right up there with pumpkin spice and hay rides! Are you looking to whip up this classic treat to celebrate the season, or to share with some kids on your street? We prowled the web for the best candy apple recipes, and found this quick and easy candy apple recipe from delish.com.
2 cups of granulated sugar
¾ cup of water
½ cup of light corn syrup
16 drops of red food coloring
6 medium granny smith apples
Grease a rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray. Line with parchment paper, and then grease the parchment paper with cooking spray as well. Insert a wooden stick halfway through each apple, and set aside.
Combine sugar, water, corn syrup, and food coloring in a heavy-bottomed pot over medium to high heat, and bring to a boil. Insert a candy thermometer, and boil until the temperature is between 300 and 310 degrees. Immediately remove from heat. Working very quickly (and very carefully-- it’s hot!) dip each apple in the mixture, careful to coat them evenly. Place on a baking sheet to dry and cool. Let your apples cool completely before serving!
Candy apples are a great way to celebrate the holiday season, and no matter how old you are, you can appreciate the fun of one of the world’s healthiest snacks, coated in a sweet, cheerful exterior of sugar. Remember, if you can’t handle biting into one of these guys, pull out a knife and cut it into slices!
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