Candy Apples


Candy Apples

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red candy coated apples

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    Swirl an apple in the heated candy liquid until coated, then continue twirling while holding over the pan. Set to cool on a nonstick surface, the candy has a crisp, shiny coating after it hardens.

    P.S. — Add black food coloring to the candy liquid to give these apples an even spookier twist!

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    Servings and Ingredients

    Serves 8
    8 apples
    8 skewers
    2 c. Hy-Vee granulated sugar
    1 c. light corn syrup
    ½ c. hot water
    ¾ c. red cinnamon candies
    5 drop(s) red food coloring
    1 c. chopped nuts, optional

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      1. Prepare a baking sheet by lining with aluminum foil and spraying foil with nonstick cooking spray. Wash and dry the apples. Remove the stems and stick the skewers firmly in the stem ends.
      2. In a medium saucepan, combine sugar, corn syrup and water over medium-high heat. Stir until sugar dissolves, then continue to cook, without stirring, until mixture reaches 250 degrees, checking with a candy thermometer. Wash down the sides of the pan with a wet pastry brush occasionally to prevent crystallization.
      3. Once the candy reaches 250 degrees, add cinnamon candies and stir briefly to incorporate. Continue to cook, washing down the sides, until it reaches 285 degrees.
      4. Remove from heat and stir candy so that it is smooth and even. Add food coloring. Hold an apple by the skewer and dip it in the candy, tilting the pan at an angle and rotating the apple to cover it completely with a smooth, even layer. Bring it out of the candy and twirl it to remove excess. Roll in chopped nuts, if desired, then set on prepared baking sheet. Repeat with remaining apples.
      5. Allow apples to cool at room temperature. Candy apples are best enjoyed within 24 hours.

      Nutrition facts


      480 Calories per serving

      Amounts Per Serving

      • Total Fat: 0g
      • Cholesterol: 0mg
      • Sodium: 30mg
      • Total Carbohydrates: 125g
      • Protein: 0g

      Daily Values

      Vitamin A 2%
      Vitamin C 10%
      Iron 2%
      Calcium 2%

      Recipe Source:

      Hy-Vee Seasons Fall 2013.