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Candy apple recipe

I loved candy apples growing up, we used to get them when we visited the fair. So this year for Halloween I decided to make my own, decorating them with slices of licorice, mini marshmallows and silver sprinkles.

I used the black & white stripe masking tape to cover the sticks, and the lace tape to seal the small sandwich bags around the candy apples that I had placed in cupcake cases.

Gluten Free

9 Servings

Method

Candy apples

  1. Wash apples and remove the stems. Push a stick into the apples

  2. Line two baking trays with parchment paper

  3. Place water, sugar and glucose syrup into a heavy based saucepan and bring to boil over medium heat, stirring until sugar has dissolved.

  4. Place candy thermometer in pan and boil until temperature reaches hard crack (300 deg F).

  5. Remove saucepan from heat and stir in food colouring.

  6. Dip apples into the syrup one at a time, tip pan to completely coat apple.

  7. Place on baking sheets to set at room temperature.

To decorate

  1. Sprinkle with sanding sugar and push marshmallows into the sides. Decorate the top with slices of licorice.

Ingredients

Candy apples

  • 6 apples (braeburn)

  • 450g caster sugar

  • 160g glucose syrup

  • 180ml water

  • 3 drop food colouring (black)

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