Of course these I Put a Spell on You Halloween Cinnamon Candy Apples could also be considered poison apples! Since they were created by a wicked witch! As you can see she designed them to look just like her. Complete with boils! This is the ultimate test! You have to crunch through her gross bubbled flesh to get to the perfectly fresh and juicy apple which awaits your taste buds. Hehehehe…….
Making these fun treats is really simple as long as you have a candy thermometer. Of course you don’t have to make them green or fit them with a witches hat. But why not? These would go over BIG at a carnival, bake sale or a witch theme Halloween party!
3 (3/16-inch dowels) 1 dowel for 2 apples
6 – 4-inch felt witch hats (JoAnn’s Fabric and Craft Store)
1 (10×15-inch) sheet parchment paper
To protect the felt hats I traced the rim onto a piece of parchment paper, cut them on the line, folded them in half and then in half again and trimmed the circle so that it fit on top of the apple. By folding the circle twice you mark the center. I punched a hole in the center with a pencil.
Sharpen the dowel with a pencil sharpener, poke the dowel down the center of the apple, hold the hat up to the apple (like it’s sitting on top) mark on the dowel the top of the hat with a pencil. Using wire cutters cut off the dowel. Test the height by placing the hat over the dowel and on top of the apple (the hat should sit on the apple). Trim off any excess.
These I Put a Spell on You Halloween Cinnamon Candy Apples are so cute!
I love how the candy coating bubbled us to look like boils.
- 6 medium apples
- 3 cups granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup light corn syrup
- 1 cup water
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon oil
- 1 to 2 teaspoons electric green food coloring (Ameri Color)
- candy thermometer
- Make sure your apples are washed, dried and have the sticks in them before starting the candy coating.
- In a medium saucepan combine the sugar, corn syrup and water.
- Insert candy thermometer and make sure it's not touching the bottom.
- Cook on medium high heat until the sugar comes to a boil.
- Turn heat down to medium and boil until the candy thermometer reaches 302 degrees (hard crack stage).
- You do not need to stir, it will disturb the temperature of the candy.
- Spray a cookie sheet with non stick cooking spray.
- Take the candy off the heat when it reaches 302 degrees.
- Quickly stir in the oil.
- Then the food coloring, stir gently to get the color evenly incorporated.
- Tilt the pan to the side and dip an apple in, swirl around to make sure the whole apple is evenly coated.
- Hold above the melted candy and let any excess drip into the pan.
- Place coated apple on the prepared cookie sheet.
- Continue on with the rest of the apples.
- Let the candy harden before adding the hat embellishment.
- These apples will keep well at room temperature for 2 to 3 days.
- DO NOT REFRIGERATE They will get really sticky!
This recipe is from Lady Behind The Curtain