Cooking With Kids: Marbled Candy Apples

Well halloween is drawing nearer and nearer so we’re getting into the spirit today with this tasty candy apple with a twist!

We love all things marbled, (remember our trees from last year?!) so it only made sense for us to attempt marbled candy apples this year for a fun halloween treat! Now because we’re all for giving credit where credit is due, this recipe can be found over at Sugar and Charm with full photos and directions but here’s the basics:

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Here’s what you need:

6 Granny Smith apples

3 cups sugar

1 cup water

1/2 cup light corn syrup

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

White food coloring (we found ours at Party City)

2-3 more colors of food coloring (we used teal, blue and green gel coloring)

Candy thermometer

Plastic twig sticks


Here’s what you do:

– Wash & dry your apples, take the stems off and press in the plastic twigs as far as you can into the apple

-Place them next to the stove top so they’ll be close by & have a baking sheet with parchment paper ready for when the mess begins!

-Mix the sugar, water & corn syrup in a medium pan and attach the candy thermometer to the side of the pot, making sure it’s not touching the bottom of the pan

-Heat over medium-high and let bubble (no mixing) until it reaches 302 degrees then take off heat and mix in the vanilla extract and white food coloring until well mixed

-Quickly add a few drops of each of the colors of food coloring and stir them gently but don’t over-mix

-Tip the pot to one side and dip the apple in the mixture, rolling around to coat on all sides

-Pull out the apple and move over to the parchment paper to harden

What colors would you make your marble candy apples?!

PS Erinn is wearing the Brandy Shirt

 

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