So I see these mini candy apples pop up on Pinterest and think to myself “Oh, that might be fun!” Well it’s not! It burns when the piping hot liquid candy hits your knuckle – I had an open wound for two weeks! Just wasn’t up my alley. They were fun for the most part though.
Here is what I did;
I bought a candy apple kit and sugar and had some apples leftover from my apple picking.
I followed the instructions on the back with the sugar to water ratio and used a wooden spoon to stir everything together.
I turned the element to high and stirred the sugar until it was mostly dissolved. I then turned my attention to the apples. Using a melon baller, I made little apple balls and stuck tooth picks into them, not all the way through though.
Stirring every so often, I waited until the candy got to a certain boiling point. If I had a candy thermometer I could’ve made my life easier but instead I had to test the candy out by letting a couple drops fall into a glass of cool water to see if they sank to the bottom (not ready) or made little tails and stuck to the side of the glass (ready).
When it got to the ready point, I swirled each tiny apple and made these cute little candy apples.
They oozed juice, hardened to the parchment paper and broke one too many times. I also got the
brilliant not so brilliant idea to stick a few in the freezer to see if that would help. IT DIDN’T!
I think I will just stick to spicing up my ramen noodles guys…
So I guess no more candy making for me anytime soon. Maybe another time for another experience. I am defeated for now.