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Candy apples are a beautiful treat that’s fun to eat!
Makes 6

Although I can’t imagine not making the Spooky Forest Sticks for these, you could use this same recipe with average candy apple sticks.

From Glitterville’s Handmade Halloween: A Glittered Guide for Whimsical Crafting! by Stephen Brown/Andrews McMeel Publishing, LLC

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  • How to make a candy apple. Orange Candy Apples - Step 1
    Step 1

    Coat a baking sheet evenly with butter to keep the candy apples from sticking, and set aside.

  • How to make a candy apple. Orange Candy Apples - Step 2
    Step 2

    Insert a kitchen skewer securely into each apple and set aside.

  • How to make a candy apple. Orange Candy Apples - Step 3
    Step 3

    Place the sugar into the heavy-bottomed saucepan.

  • How to make a candy apple. Orange Candy Apples - Step 4
    Step 4

    Add the corn syrup.

  • How to make a candy apple. Orange Candy Apples - Step 5
    Step 5

    Add the orange food coloring to the ¾ cup water and pour into the sugar mixture.

  • How to make a candy apple. Orange Candy Apples - Step 6
    Step 6

    Stir to combine.

  • How to make a candy apple. Orange Candy Apples - Step 7
    Step 7

    Bring the mixture to a boil over high heat, stirring constantly.

  • How to make a candy apple. Orange Candy Apples - Step 8
    Step 8

    Reduce the heat to medium-high and place the candy thermometer into the pan.

  • How to make a candy apple. Orange Candy Apples - Step 9
    Step 9

    Continue stirring and checking the temperature often until the mixture reaches hard-crack stage (300° to 310°F). Don’t worry—it takes a while!

  • How to make a candy apple. Orange Candy Apples - Step 10
    Step 10

    When the temperature reaches 300° to 310°F, immediately remove the pan from the heat and set it on a heatproof work surface.

  • How to make a candy apple. Orange Candy Apples - Step 11
    Step 11

    Dip the apples into the hot mixture one at a time, making sure to completely coat each apple. You must work quickly because the mixture will harden rapidly as it cools. Carefully place the dipped apples on the buttered baking sheet and allow to harden. Quickly place all of your candy-coated utensils into a sink full of water for easy cleanup. Otherwise, the same hard candy on your apples will form on your thermometer.

  • How to make a candy apple. Orange Candy Apples - Step 12
    Step 12

    Carefully remove the kitchen skewers from the hardened apples and replace them with Spooky Forest Sticks.

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xxxKittycorexxx
xxxKittycorexxx · 3 projects
These look fantastic, do you know where I could by these amaizing sticks to go with my soon to be candy apples? Happy
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