Read 'CANDY APPLE' out loud. Did you just hear and see a bunch of dyslexia in your ears and brain? Sort of, right? At first glance, when you saw the title of this post, you thought 'CARAMEL APPLE' didn't you? Well, that's what happened to me like 5 times yesterday when I told people I made Candy Apples.
Me: I made Candy Apples!
Person: OMG I looove Caramel Apples.
Me: No, I said CANDY apples.
Person: There's this great place in Big Bear that makes THEE best Caramel Apples.
Me: Get away from me. And don't say "thee."
Why does no one remember candy apples??? Was it just me who preferred them over the caramel kind as a little kid?? I will admit, these days I would pick the latter, but I wanted to introduce my son to the magic of a candy apple around Halloween. A giant, bright, homemade lollipop with a beautiful, juicy apple wrapped inside. Guaranteed you have all the ingredients and could make them in 5 minutes.
Clean apples, remove stem (go ahead and play the 'ABC/This Is Who I Will Marry' game), place wooden skewer as far as you can into apple core...
1 cup sugar, 1/2 cup corn syrup and 3/4 cup water... boil until it reaches 300 degrees (if you don't have a thermometer, you'll know it's 300 when you take a spoonful of it, drop it in a bowl of water, and it turns hard)... remove from heat and quickly whisk in 4 drops red food coloring... immediately dip apples...
...and place on parchment paper.
*This recipe makes 3 apples, double for 6.