When it comes to Halloween, I always crave candy apples. That’s why I’m showing you how to make candy apples with creepy candy eyeballs stuck all over them! Plus, I’m using a candy apple kit, so you just need to add water and sugar to the candy mix.
Servings: 10candy apples
Author: Chewable Structures
1Candy apple kit(by Concord Foods)
10small apples(2.5” to 3” in diameter)
Watch my recipe video here: https://youtu.be/LHY7-4MKRMU
Wash and dry the apples. Remove the apple stem and pierce the top of the apple with a sharp candy stick.
The following instructions are for a candy apple mix. (Note: Follow the instructions for your candy apple mix.)
Line a flat baking sheet with parchment paper.
Tip: Sprinkle sugar on the parchment paper. The base of the candy apple will stick to the sugar, which helps prevent the candy apply from sticking to other surfaces when you remove it from the parchment paper.
In a medium sized pot, add the candy mix, sugar and water.
Tip: Using a small whisk, stir the mixture until combined.
Heat up the candy mixture on low to medium heat
Tip: Do not stir the mixture anymore. Leave it alone and let it heat up. Be very careful! s
Using a candy thermometer, heat up the candy mixture until it reaches 302°F. Turn off the heat.
Holding the wooden candy stick, dip the apple into the candy mixture and rotate once or twice. Then, quickly remove the apple and place on the baking sheet.
Let it cool for 15 minutes, then add the candy eyeballs.
Let it completely cool before eating. If you want to prepare these the day before, then store them in an airtight container in the fridge.
Other things you need to make candy apples• Candy apple kit by Concord Foods• Apple sticks• Wilton candy eyeballs• Candy thermometerNotes:1.These are the instructions for Concord Foods Candy Apple Kit. If you use different candy apple kit, follow the instructions on the kit. 2. Tart apples, like granny smith, is best for making candy apples because the sugary coating nicely compliments the tartness of the apple. If you’re in Canada, I would use McIntosh apples. Here’s a helpful apple guide outlining various apples and their corresponding sweetness.3. Keep a close eye on the candy mixture when it’s on the stove, because there’s a small window where the candy reaches the correct temperature, then immediately burns. The mixture should be a bright red color. If it starts to turn dark red or brown, then it’s already burnt. (It will also smell burnt). If this is your first time making candy apples, you might want to buy 2 candy apple kits, just in case you burn the first one!4. When the candy mixture is ready, I like to tilt the pot, dip the apple into the candy mixture, and rotate once or twice. This will give you a thin, crispy outer layer of candy. If you rotate the candy apple in the mixture too long, you’ll get a thick outer candy crust that’s hard to bite into.