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Black-Hearted Candy Apples

 Black-Hearted Candy Apples
The glossy coating of these old-fashioned candy apples is hard, not soft like the more common caramel variety. It's best to lick them like a lollipop. You can also cut into wedges with a sharp knife, but the candy coating may crack.
4 ServingsPrep: 10 min. Cook: 30 min. + standing

Ingredients

  • 4 medium red apples
  • 4 Popsicle or decorative lollipop sticks
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 2/3 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon, divided
  • Red food coloring
  • Black food coloring

Directions

  • Wash and dry apples; remove stems. Insert Popsicle sticks into
  • apples. Place on a waxed paper-lined baking sheet; set aside.
  • In a large heavy saucepan, combine the sugar, water and corn syrup.
  • Cook and stir over medium heat until sugar is dissolved. Bring to a
  • boil. Cook, without stirring, until a candy thermometer reads
  • 290° (soft-crack stage).
  • Remove from the heat and pour into two small bowls; stir 1/4 teaspoon
  • cinnamon and red food coloring in one bowl. Stir black food coloring
  • and remaining cinnamon into other bowl.
  • Working quickly, dip apples into hot sugar mixtures to completely
  • coat. Place on prepared baking sheet; let stand until set. Yield: 4
  • servings.

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Nutritional Facts: 1 candy apple equals 614 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 35 mg sodium, 161 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, trace protein.