Saturday, October 27, 2012

Snow White's Poisoned Candy Apple Recipe (and video)

Remember when the Evil Queen 
made the poison apple for Snow White?

Well, now you can make your own
candy apples that look just like it
by following the easy recipe below.
Don't worry, you won't fall into a deep sleep
after eating them...
but you may get a sugar high. :D
Here's the step-by-step video
to learn how to make them:

Snow White's Poisoned Candy Apples
*makes 6-8 (depending on size of apples)


6-8 Granny Smith apples
3/4 cup water
1/2 cup light corn syrup
2 cups granulated sugar
1 ounce red food coloring (use the entire bottle from the 4 color set)
cooking spray or oil
8-inch lollipop sticks or wooden skewers
1 cup Wilton Green Candy Melts (I used Vibrant Green but any green will work)
1 teaspoon vegetable shortening
1/2 cup Wilton Cocoa Candy Melts or chocolate chips


Wash and dry apples well. This step is important because if wax and oils are not removed then the candy coating will not adhere to the apple. Remove stems. Insert a lollipop stick or skewer into the hole. Lightly tap it with a rubber mallet to push it down into the apple. Set aside.

In a large saucepan, stir water, corn syrup and sugar. Add in red food coloring. Heat to a boil. Insert a candy thermometer and cook until the temperature reaches 310 degrees. 

While waiting for the candy to boil, prepare a cookie sheet by lining it with wax paper and spraying it liberally with cooking spray or oil.

When the candy has reached 310 degrees, tilt the pot while dipping an apple into the mixture, rolling to coat all sides. Let the excess drip and place the apple on the lined cookie sheet. (Watch the video below this post to see how this is done.) Let cool.

After the candy apples have hardened, place 1 cup of the Green Candy Melts and 1 teaspoon of vegetable shortening into a microwave-safe bowl and heat on medium heat in 30 second increments until completely melted (or heat in pot on stove).

Drizzle the melted candy over the tops of the candy apples and let it drip down the sides to look like the poison in the movie. Return to cookie sheet and let set until hardened. You can speed up the process by placing them into the freezer or fridge.

Heat 1/2 cup of Cocoa Candy Melts or chocolate chips in a candy decorating bottle (found in most craft stores). You can also use a microwave-safe bowl then pour the melted chocolate into a freezer bag and snip off the corner to use as a decorating bag. Draw two eyes and a nose with the chocolate like in the images above. Let harden before serving. Enjoy!

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