Make your own candy apples

Everyone knows that it’s October, meaning it’s the spooky month I’m looking forward to each new year. I know Halloween is pretty far away, but that doesn’t withhold me to share a recipe that’s ideal for Halloween purposes! So, without further ado: let’s bite into it!


  • 12 small red (or green) apples
  • 12 popsicle sticks
  • 3 cups of sugar
  • 1/2 cup of light corn syrup
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1/2 teaspoon of red food colouring
  • As for equipment: a candy thermometer
Candy Apples Recipe | Southern Living
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Steps to follow:

  1. Apples often have a waxy coating, which prevents the candy from sticking to the surface. To remove this ‘wax’, boil 6 cups of water with 1 tablespoon white vinegar. Dip the apples in the boiling mixture for 5 seconds and thoroughly dry them.
  2. Insert the popsicle sticks and make sure they’re firmly positioned in the apples.
  3. Set the apples aside on a cookie sheet lined with wax paper which is coated with cooking spray.
  4. Combine the sugar, corn syrup and water in a saucepan over medium heat. Make sure it’s heavy-bottomed. Take the candy thermometer and bring it to a boil. Cook the mixture until the thermometer reaches 300ºF.
  5. Get the mixture off the heat and stir the red food colouring into it. Be cautious as it may splash. You may have to add more than the earlier mentioned 1/2 teaspoon. It depends on the quality of your food colouring.
  6. Dip the apples one by one carefully into the mixture. Swirl them to coat them thoroughly and let the remaining bits drip back into the pan. If the mixture gets too hard during the dipping, you can simply reheat it on a medium heat to continue coating the apples.
  7. Put the coated apples on the earlier prepared cookie sheet and let them cool until the candy has fully hardened.

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