“Candy Apples That Will Not Scare Kids Away”
For Hallow’s Eve, I thought Candy Apples would be yummy,
For vampires and witches who want candy in their tummy.
Because of the excitement, I spilled the red dye,
All over my shirt and into my eye,
With my apples colorless, the doorbell rang,
And as I opened the door with my fake set of fangs,
All the trick-or-treaters screamed and ran.
Perhaps it was because my shirt was dyed ruddy,
That they ran, perceiving it be bloody.
But as I ate each apple in solitude,
I gained less and less confidence,
In making Halloween food.
- 2 c. sugar
- 1 c. water
- ¼ tsp. cream of tartar
- Red food coloring
- Skewers or popsicle sticks
- Sauce pan
- Candy thermometer
- Greased sheet or Silpat baking mat
- Place skewers or sticks in to the bottoms of the apples
- Mix remaining ingredients in saucepan.
- Put on high heat with candy thermometer positioned in center of fluid level. While it is boiling, wash and dry your apples and spear with the sticks.
- Boil mixture until reaches hard crack (300 degrees), then immediately add red food coloring and stir, then immediately dip the apples and set on a greased sheet.