The best kind of apples to use for making candy apples are tarter varieties such as Granny Smith. The tart flavor contrasts nicely with the sweetness of the candy. Look for small, firm apples that are all about the same size. As far as the sticks go, you can use anything from a large lollipop stick to a chopstick.How do you make candy apples?
Insert craft sticks into whole, stemmed apples. In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, combine sugar, corn syrup and water. Heat to 300 to 310 degrees F (149 to 154 degrees C), or until a small amount of syrup dropped into cold water forms hard, brittle threads.What is the recipe for candy apples?
Directions In a saucepan over medium-low heat, combine glaze and corn syrup. Simmer for 20 minutes. Dilute gelatin mix in hot water and pour in saucepan with glaze. Stir and continue to cook until temperature on a candy thermometer is between 180 and 200 degrees F. Shove wooden candy sticks into bottom of apples, far enough to secure inside.