Recipe by Rita~
These are for Cindy! If you like sweet crisp apples bite into this. If you don't like the coconut just place the dipped apples on to a very well grease the cookie sheet pan. Or you can dip into those colored candies if you have a real sweet tooth.
Top Review by Debbb
Great flavour but I did have some troubles - couldn't get the cinnamon candies to dissolve & the candy coating just drained off the first couple of apples & pooled on the baking sheet. I tried to wait for the candy to cool a bit before dipping the rest of the apples but I was afraid it would cool off too much. As another reviewer said, the candy coating is very, very hard.
- 2 cups granulated sugar (or vanilla Flavored Sugars Flavored Sugar or Splenda)
- 2 cups corn syrup
- 1⁄3 cup red cinnamon candies
- 1 cup water
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 teaspoon red food coloring
- 6 crisp fresh apples
- 1 -2 cup flaked coconut
Directions See How It's Made
- Remove stems from apples, wash, and towel dry.
- Insert a wooden skewer or popsical sticks in each apple, running through the apple from stem end to base without protruding all the way through the bottom end.
- Combine sugar, corn syrup, cinnamon candies, and water in medium to large saucepan.
- Cook until candies dissolve, stirring constantly.
- Be careful not to boil.
- Add cinnamon, vanilla, and food coloring.
- Mix thoroughly.
- Boil mixture to 300°F using a candy thermometer without stirring for the hard crack stage, or if you like a nice so HARD to cook the candy to 245 or 250, to the firm ball stage.
- As soon as mixture reaches 300° F.It will be very thick.
- Remove it from heat and quickly dip each apple-one by one-into the mixture until it is thoroughly coated.
- Dip the base end of apple into coconut to coat the bottom and place coconut side down skewer pointing up, on baking sheet until mixture hardens.