Carnival Candy Apples

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MaryJane Kent

By
@MaryJaneDinsmoreKent

Please note that cinnamon oil is not an essential ingredient, it's up to you whether you use it or not. If you do use it, the 1/2 tsp of cinnamon oil is a maximum amount that you will want to use. This is cinnamon oil, not just cinnamon flavoring.

Older children will enjoy helping with these, but be careful, the candy mixture is very hot!

Rating:
★★★★★ 2 votes
Comments:
Serves:
15
Prep:
30 Min
Method:
Stove Top

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
These apples are just like the ones you had at a carnival as a kid. The hard candy coating is sweet with a slight cinnamon apple. Super easy to make, these would be great to have at a kids party or for Halloween. We loved these with a crisp red apple, but have fun experimenting with different types of apples.

Tip: Use a candy thermometer to make sure you've cooked the coating to the hard crack stage.

Ingredients

2 c
white sugar
1/2 c
white corn syrup
1/2 c
water
1 tsp
butter
1/2 tsp
cinnamon oil, at most
1 tsp
red food coloring
15 small
apples
15
popsicle sticks

How to Make Carnival Candy Apples

Step-by-Step

  • 1Remove stems from apples.
  • 2Wash and dry apples.
  • 3Place a popsicle stick in each apple, set aside.
  • 4Cook sugar, corn syrup, water, butter, cinnamon oil and red food coloring to hard crack stage.
  • 5Roll apples in syrup.
  • 6Set on greased foil to cool.

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About Carnival Candy Apples

Course/Dish: Candies, Other Snacks
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: For Kids
Hashtags: #apples, #food, #carnival