How to Make Candy Apples

Candy apples – sweet, tart and crunchy. Brilliantly, brightly red. Sooooo shiny. Geez, they’re just plain freaking fun.

Candy Apples are easy to make. You’re just going to mix together a few ingredients and then put them over high heat on the stove until they reach the right temperature.


– Sugar – Water – Light corn syrup – Red gel food coloring – Baking spray – Medium apples

In a heavy-bottomed saucepan mix together 2 cups sugar, 3/4 cups water, 1/2 cup light corn syrup and 1/2 teaspoon red food coloring.


Set up your candy thermometer so that the tip is in the mixture and is not touching the bottom of the pot. Put it over high heat and bring it to a boil.


While the sugar mixture is coming to temperature, line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spray it with baking spray. This is so your hot candy doesn’t stick while it’s hardening.


Wash and dry your apples.


Get your sticks ready.


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