Candied Poison Apples

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About: I am a teacher outside of Boston and I love making cool stuff! Any prizes I'm lucky enough to win will go directly to my classroom (when appropriate) where I teach 6-12th grade English & Social Studies (...

Intro: Candied Poison Apples

Edible glitter is a thing. A little difficult to find, but if you can, it's really great. This recipe is for your standard candied apples, but with edible glitter (or for a non-edible prop, you could use regular glitter).

I'm hoping to find a decent basket so that I can pass out these tasty little treats at our Halloween party :)

Step 1: Materials & Ingredients

-6 small red apples (with stems)

-3/4c sugar

-1/3c light corn syrup

-2-3 drops red food gel

-edible red glitter

-candy thermometer

-flavoring *optional*

Step 2: Prep

Put your glitter into a bowl and set near your cooking area, if you have a friend, extra hands definitely help with this recipe.

Step 3: The Candy Coating

Put all of the ingredients, except for the red gel and any flavorings, into a pot and bring to a boil. It's a lot easier if you use a candy thermometer to keep an eye on the temperature. You want the sugar to hit the "hard crack" stage, usually 300-310 degrees. Just before it does, add your coloring and flavors.

Step 4: The Glitter

As carefully as you can, swirl each apple one by one in the sugar mixture and then transfer quickly to the bowl of edible glitter and coat as well as you can. Set aside on parchment and let cool.

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    lime3D

    3 years ago on Introduction

    Its called 'Sanding Sugar'. Look for it in the cake decorating section. It is usually more available around Christmas.

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    BabyMonkey

    3 years ago

    Looks great I'll give it a try

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    Not_Tasha

    3 years ago

    @Venemot: that's a great idea! I'll give that a try :) thanks!

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    VenemotNot_Tasha

    Reply 3 years ago

    You are welcome. Post your results for us to see....?

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    Not_Tasha

    3 years ago

    Thanks all!!!

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    Venemot

    3 years ago

    For th glitter, try melting some suger with red food coloring. Let it cool to solid and crush

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