“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
  • Apples


  • Skewers or popsicle sticks
  • Sauce pan
  • Candy thermometer
  • Greased sheet or Silpat baking mat


  1. Place skewers or sticks in to the bottoms of the apples
  2. Mix remaining ingredients in saucepan.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
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