I n g r e d i e n t s:
6-8 washed, dried & stems removed Granny Smith apples (medium size)
3 cups of white sugar
½ cup light corn syrup
1 cup water
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 Tbsp white food coloring – I used Bright White Soft Gel Paste
1-2 tsp. of your color of choice – the more color you use, the brighter the apples will be! I used Gel Colors
Candy Apple Sticks or craft sticks or short dowels or paper straws look good
Heavy Duty pot
I n s t r u c t i o n s:
Spray your cookie sheet with a non-stick spray and set aside. In a med to large pot, mix together the sugar, corn syrup and water over medium heat.
Bring to a boil.
After reaching a boil, let it continue to boil until it reaches 300 degrees on your candy thermometer. This process can take up to 20 minutes or so and there is no need to continually stir it but let just this mixture boil.
When it reaches the hard crack stage (300 degrees) remove from heat immediately and stir in the vanilla flavoring.
Work quickly as this mixture will cool fast and you need it hot to easily cover the apples.
Quickly add your white paste and stir well.
Next add whatever color you have chosen for your apples and stir until well blended and then start to dip your apples.
Tilt your pot a little to help easily cover your apples.
Let the excess candy mixture drip a little and then place the apples on the cookie sheet sprayed with Pam.
the apples will be ready to eat within minutes. :9