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Red Hot Candied Apples with Cinnamon

Whether you are having a Halloween party or you just fancy making something a little different as an appetizer, these delicious cinnamon candied apples will do the trick. You can buy candied apples already made but making your own is a lot of fun and they taste extra fresh as well.

Kids are always delighted with sweet treats and this is a nifty way of getting them to eat some fruit. If you are having a party and there will be kids there, these candied apples will please them. These are quite big appetizers because they are served whole so they are great if dinner is a long way off or you might want to serve these after dinner as a snack.

The red food coloring makes these candied applies look really colorful and festive and the cinnamon red hot candies gives them a really nice flavor. You can serve these candied apples in any season but they are especially good in the fall or winter because they are warming and delicious. Candied apples are very easy to make, even if you do not do much cooking usually, and they are great for a buffet table. You can also make them for the kids while you make seafood appetizers or fancy appetizer recipes for the grownups.

Delicious Homemade Candied Apples
Summary: Red hot candied apples are great for kids or adults. The homemade flavor is excellent and using red hot candies adds a fiery surprise to each delicious candy apple.
Cuisine: American
Recipe type: Candied Appetizers
Serves: 8
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  • 8 apples
  • 8 cinnamon red hot candies
  • 3 cups white sugar
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 teaspoon red food coloring
  • ½ cup white corn syrup
  1. Put a wooden stick into the bottom of each apple.
  2. Grease a baking sheet.
  3. Combine the corn syrup, sugar, and water in a heavy pan over a medium heat.
  4. Heat it to about 280 degrees F without stirring.
  5. If you do not have a thermometer, it is ready when a little bit of syrup dropped into cold water forms pliable but firm threads.
  6. Remove the syrup from the heat and stir in the food coloring and candies.
  7. Twirl each apple in the syrup, tilting the pan so the apples are covered.
  8. Put them on the baking sheet to cool.

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The candy apples look so good, and they are especially apt for Halloween, when all things candy-related are in demand. Making your own candy apples could not be simpler, as you can see from this recipe. The bright red color makes these look really appealing and this is one great way to get the kids to eat their fruit, by covering it in candy. Serve these at Halloween or make a batch when the kids are expecting their friends over for a play date. Kids never say no to these colorful little treats.


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