Introduction: Candy Apples

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Six years ago I went on a third date which fell on Halloween night. We went to a Murder Mystery Night Dinner, and for dessert they served Candy Apples. Since then I went on to marry my date who is now my husband.

Every time I see a Candy Apple I think of that special night.

This recipe makes between 4-6 Candy apples depending on the size. I like to choose medium.


4- 6 Apples. I like to use Spartan

2 cups of White Sugar

1/2 cup of Water

1/2 tsp of White Vinegar

1/2 tsp Red Food Colouring or to the shade you prefer.

4-6 Cookie Sticks

Parchment Paper

Step 1: Your Tools

- Candy thermometer

- Medium size pot

- Wooden spoon or rubber spatula

- Parchment paper

- 2 cup measure

- 1/2 cup liquid measure

- 1/2 tsp measurement

- Cookie/baking sheet

Step 2: The Prep Work

- Line your baking sheet with a piece of parchment paper.

- Wash your apples in warm water. This will remove any wax that is on the apple.

- Let your apples dry.

- Using the cookie sticks, stick one into each apple.

Step 3: The Recipe

- 2 cups of White Sugar

- 1/2 cup of water

- 1/2 tsp of white vinegar

- 1/2 tsp of red food colour or the shade you prefer.

- Place all ingredients into medium saucepan.

Step 4: Cooking

- Place the pot onto medium heat.

- Do Not Stir. Allow the mixture to cook independently.

- Place your Candy thermometer into the mixture.

- Cook until the temperature until it reaches 300*F - the hard crack stage.

- Remove from the heat.

Step 5: Time to Take a Dip.

- Carefully tip the saucepan while you dip an apple into the red candy mixture.

- Turn the apple side to side to coat well.

- Lift the apple straight out of the pan as you lower the saucepan so it sits flat.

- Twist the apple side to side to remove any excess.

- Place the apple onto the prepared baking sheet.

Step 6: Time to Enjoy.

- Allow the apples to dry before consuming.

- Enjoy this Halloween treat.
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