What do I do when it's Halloween time and I have too many apples in my fridge? I make scary red candy apples of course. While my son found some good hardy sticks in our yard I whipped up the candy mixture. The recipe is below and the original idea is found here.
6 (or up to 8) Red Delicious Apples
3 cup(s) Sugar
1 cup(s) Water
1/2 cup(s) Light Corn Syrup
1/2 teaspoon(s) Cinnamon
1/4 tablespoon(s) Red Food Coloring
Remove stems and use a chop stick to make a hole for your stick. Be sure to wash your sticks before hand and air dry.
In a saucepan over high heat, with a candy thermometer attached, heat sugar, water, and light corn syrup, stirring until sugar dissolves.
Bring to a boil until mixture reaches 300 degrees F. Remove from heat, and stir in 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon and 1/4 tablespoon red food coloring.
To make red apples: Dip apples, one at a time, then transfer to a greased baking sheet. Let cool, about 10 minutes.
To make black apples: Add 1/4 tablespoon black food coloring to your red syrup. (If the syrup has thickened, reheat briefly.) Dip apples, one at a time, then transfer to a greased baking sheet. Let cool, about 10 minutes.