An autumn favorite, these are quick and easy to make. Serves 15.
15 red apples
2 cups sugar
1 cup light corn syrup
1 1/2 cups water
food coloring (optional)
nuts or sprinkles (optional)
Using craft sticks, pierce the whole apples. Lightly grease a cookie sheet.
Over medium-high heat, mix together the sugar, water, and syrup. Using a candy thermometer, heat mixture to 300 to 310 F (149 to 154 C). Remove saucepan from heat and add in 8 drops of red food coloring.
Dip apples, by the stick, into the mixture, coating evenly. Sprinkle with nuts or chosen garnish. Leave on greased sheets to cool and harden.