Thursday, 28 December 2017

Black Poison Candy Apples DIY

Christmas is over, but it's still the season for sweets, if there's ever actually a time that it isn't. I've long wanted to have a go at making black candy apples. I don't recall ever making ordinary candy apples, so this was a bit of an experiment. I'm not sure it went all that well :p
No doubt you can do a better job! But it was fun and I do feel inspired to try other kinds of candy apples in future. So, I wouldn't exactly call this a recipe, but here are the ingredients and method I used this time around...

Ingredients:
3 cups sugar
1/2 cup corn syrup (I used caramel sugar syrup)
3/4 cup water
Apples
Black gel food dye

The plastic straws I used are the ones that normally come with these completely awesome skull drinking glasses. I found this amount probably enough to coat 6 apples.

Method: 
1. Wash and dry your apples, and remove the stems. Stick the straws or sticks firmly into the dimple.

2. Combine all ingredients into a pot, heat on medium high until boiling.
3. Let boil, stirring intermittently, for 20 minutes. If you have a candy thermometer, your liquid candy should reach 300˚F, the "hard crack stage".
4. Remove the pot from heat, and let it cool slightly. Roll the apples in the liquid candy, and place onto a sheet of non-stick baking paper. 
5. I would suggest perhaps refrigerating them afterwards to help them set and stay hard. 
Video:
Have fun, and be careful your teeth don't pop out, these were very sticky! 

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