Creepy Candy Apples
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These apples are perfect for Halloween or any fun special occasion. They're hard candy apples, not soft caramel apples so beware when you take a bite.
Cuisine: Dessert
Serves: 8
  • Butter or cooking spray
  • 2 cups sugar
  • ¾ cup water
  • ½ cup light corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon food coloring
  • 8 apples (pick a large, juicy variety)
  • About a tsp of liquid flavoring (like vanilla or cinnamon)
  1. Line a cookie sheet in buttered parchment. Prepare apples by washing, drying and sticking them with a wooden dowel (I used bamboo BBQ skewers).
  2. Measure sugar, water, corn syrup and food coloring into a large saucepan. Bring to a boil without stirring, and then reduce heat.
  3. Boil until the mixture reaches 300-310 degrees on a thermometer (or hard crack stage).
  4. Immediately remove the candy coating from heat.
  5. Dip one apples at a time to coat.
  6. Transfer to baking sheet to cool.
Recipe by Recovering Vegan at