These are soft, chewy and spicy bites, each one filled with the concentrated nuances of fresh apple cider and cultured butter. For the best flavour, I find either direct from the orchard or organic bottled cider best to use in this recipe. Recipe adapted from the blog "Our Best Bites" who in turn modified it from America’s Dairy Farmers. I can't stress enough the importance of a GOOD candy thermometer! My first, glass, one broke, and a digital instant read is much easier to use for fine temperature measurement.