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October 2, 2011

Candy Apples

Happy weekend!

So happy October is finally here!!   Let the fall fun begin!   

I wanted to share a Candy Apple recipe since apple harvest season is upon us.  I made up these little treat bags with one of Berenice's adorable Karber images.  Isn't Jenny adorable in her hooded Dracula cape?  (actually, all the Karber images are adorable!)

Stamps: Karber digi (Vampire Costume Jenny)
Paper: SU! cs
Ink: Copic markers
Other: scallop nesties, CB emb folder.

Found this recipe online last year!  yummO!

Old-Fashioned Red Candy Apples
8 medium sized apples
8 wooden sticks
3 cups white sugar
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1 cup water
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)
1/4 teaspoon red food coloring (optional)

Wash and dry the apples. Remove any stems or leaves and insert a wooden stick into the end of each apple. Set apples aside.

Heat and stir sugar, corn syrup and water in a saucepan until sugar has dissolved. Boil until the syrup reaches 300 degrees on a candy thermometer, or until a little syrup dropped into cold water separates into breakable threads.

Remove from heat and stir in cinnamon and food coloring, if using.

Dip one apple completely in the syrup and swirl it around a little with the stick to coat. Hold the apple above the saucepan to drain off excess. Place apple, with the stick facing up, on a well greased pan.

Repeat with remaining apples. If syrup thickens or cools too much, simply reheat briefly before proceeding. Let cool completely before serving.

Variations: After coating each apple, quickly dip the end or press and swirl apples in shredded coconut, colored M&M's, chopped nuts, granola or colored sprinkles.

What type of fun fall treats to you like to make to share with family & friends?

Enjoy your day!

I shared today's creation with -

Karber Chall - anything goes
Stampalot - food
Stamp, Scrap and Doodle -anything but a card
My Mum's Craft Shop - dress up
and these parties!
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Susan said...

Hi Maria!

TFS this! The apples look so yummy and I love the way you decorated them! Yes, the vampire is adorable! As I type I am still basking in the enjoyment of the apple pie my husband made ealier today..it was so yummy! I would share the recipe but he won't share it with me! We are so competitive and this is something he can make better than me! Oh the shame I feel admitting that! lol

Good luck in the challenges!


Lori said...

Yum, thanks for sharing. Never really thought about it, but there isn't any flavor is there? Just sugar! lol Our neighbor always used to make popcorn balls for my brother and me for Halloween. She was a wonderful farmer lady who always had the best holiday treats!

Linda said...

Oh yummy! Thanks for sharing your wonderful creation with us at SSDS this week.

Amy said...

Oh, these look DELICIOUS!! :) I haven't had a candy apple in FOREVER -- YUM!! Your little tags are so sweet... What fall treats do we make??? Well, it might not be a "normal" treat, but we really like to make cider with mulling spices... It's a sure sign that fall is here when all have some HOT cider!! :)

Thanks for sharing your sweet project!!
Amy :) at www.lovetocrop.com

Ruth said...

These look delicious! Thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot, Ruth

pinky said...

Thats so sweet Maria. Wouldn't mind one of those and they are perfect for our challenge. Thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month.

brenda said...

These sound absolutely yummy Maria and such a perfect entry for your theme.

Thank you for sharing with us at Stampalot Challenge this month and good luck.

B x

Carrie said...

I am coming trick or treating to your house lol.. these are so cute - Just perfect for our dressing up challenge so thanks for sharing it at MMCS xx

Tracy said...

Delicious Entry, thanks for joining Sir Stampalot’s challenge, Good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Linda said...

Hi Maria, You are our winner at SSDS this week. If you send me your snail mail adders I will get your sash book out in the mail to you.

Sally H said...

Mmmm, tasty! What a delicious creation. Thanks so much for sharing with us at sir stampalot this month and good luck!

Francesca said...

Brilliant card, I love the colours

Thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month and good luck!