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How to Make Poison Apples
What You Need
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1/2 cup corn syrup
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon purple gel food dye
  • 1 teaspoon black gel food dye
  • 6-8 granny smith apples
Instructions
  1. Wash and dry apples thoroughly.
  2. Place on a baking sheet and poke firmly with candy sticks.
  3. Line a second baking sheet with buttered parchment paper, and set aside.
  4. Place a candy thermometer in a medium saucepan and add sugar, water, and corn syrup.
  5. Place over medium heat; whisk until sugar is dissolved.
  6. Let the temperature rise without stirring until it reaches the hard-crack mark at 290-310F.
  7. Remove pan from heat and carefully remove thermometer, and stir in food coloring.
  8. Holding the pan at an angle to gather the syrup in one side for easy dipping, dip and swirl each apple in the syrup, let excess drain off back into the pan, and then dip, swirl and drain a second time.
  9. Place on buttered baking sheet.
  10. Repeat with remaining apples.