Friday, October 29, 2010

Trick ... or Treats

There's no trick to this (well, maybe a small one at the end!)
None. So simple even I can do it.


CANDY APPLES

8-10 apples

1 c. sugar

1 c. light corn syrup
1/2 c. water

1/2 c. red cinnamon candies

Inserts sticks in apples. Boil everything else to hard crack stage. If you have a candy thermometer, that'd be to 300-310 degrees. If not, don't fuss yourself. You'll know.  Swirl apples in candy (quickly) and place on wax paper. 




Want even simpler?


 CARAMEL APPLES
(Just take the cellophane off the candy!)


6 apples
1 package (14 oz.) individually wrapped caramels
2 tablespoons milk

Insert sticks in apples.
Butter baking sheet.
Microwave caramels and milk two minutes, stirring once.

Cool briefly.

Roll each apple in melted caramel. 
Nuts and such optional
 

Leave  a comment and I'll (randomly) give away a copy of Sleepy Hollow Dreams!

52 comments:

Wendy S Marcus said...

YUM! As a child I loved candy apples. Now with caps on my teeth, they are not happening. Have you ever had Gertrude Hawk's carmel apples with chocolate chips? To die for. I cut them in pieces and eat at room temperature...when I eat them....which isn't often....I swear. But I wish I had one right now! No need to put me in your drawing. I already have a copy of your book!

heatherthurmeier said...

I dislike candy apples, but I love caramel ones!! Mmm, now I kinda want a caramel apple...and it's only 8am... (Take my name out of the random drawing for a book. I already own it!)

Taryn Kincaid said...

Thanks, kids. I'm off to work but my sweet tooth (make that teeth!) are all a-tingle.

P.L. Parker said...

I absolutely love caramel apples. One of my favorite "treats."

Shoshanna Evers said...

Oh no, now I want to eat candy apples. I had forgotten how yummy they looked. I already bought Sleepy Hollow Dreams, but I wanted to come by and say hi!

bygeorgeallwynn said...

SOB! Those look soooo yummy - and I want -- but alas! My dental work won't allow me to partake, and even if I could, I was recently diagnosed as diabetic... so the only sweet treats I can have are of the male persuasion...

Lilly Gayle said...

Never made candy apples (used to get them at the fair when I was little and loved them until I bit into a bad one and found 1/2 a worm! ug!) But my cousins and I used to make caramel apples with my grandmother. She'd do all the hard stuff and we'd get to dip and eat! She also used to make popcorn balls this time of year...wish I knew the recipe!

Skhye said...

WOW! I never would have guessed the red candy apples are made with cinnamon hots. Will try that this weekend! And I have a candy thermometer. Writing down recipe...

I'm giving away treats at my blog today through Sunday too! http://blog.skhyemoncrief.com

~Skhye

lizarnoldbooks said...

When I walk by a bag of caramels in the grocery store I literally salivate. Thanks for the recipe!
Liz Arnold

Liz Fichera said...

I'm drooling at the pic of the caramel apples. YUM CITY!

Mary Ricksen said...

Yummy! I have made candy apples before and it's surprising how easy it is to do!
This is cruel, now I want one of each!

Nanbon44 said...

carmel apples for my family, the kids love helping make them and eating them..

Sherry said...

I love caramel apples although I've never made them myself. I like candy apples too.

sstrode@scrtc.com

Caroline Clemmons said...

Now you've made me hungry. I love caramel apples--or caramel anything.

Jean P said...

Those caramel apples look so good. I wait all year for apple season, so can go to the apple farm and get caramel apples. But the recipes look pretty easy.

Maeve said...

I love caramel apples. I don't know that I'd be successsful MAKING them. I'd pop the candy in my mouth instead of the pot! :-)

Taryn Kincaid said...

I know, right? Don't those apples look gorgeous? And sweet? I may have to find some time this weekend to run out and get the ingredients myself!

Taryn Kincaid said...

P.L ~ When I was a kid, the neighbor lady across the street always made a batch and reserved them for the immediate surrounding kids. And it never failed that I futzed around with getting my costume right (or, rather, Mom did!) so long, that I missed them, anyway. Kind of like Linus sitting in the Great Pumpkin patch and missing trick or treat! (Loaded up on tons of chocolate, instead.)

Taryn Kincaid said...

Bygeorge! That made me LOL! Not you being diabetic -- that's never any fun. But licking something of the male persuasion. Sweeeeet. Not bad for a consolation prize.

Taryn Kincaid said...

Lily -- Did that once with a cherry tomato. Took me a looooooong time to get over it. But I did eventually.

Taryn Kincaid said...

Skye~ I didn't know about the cinammon candies, either. (We used to call them Red Hots, when I was a kid -- wow, Halloween really makes me regress and brings out the kid in me again). But recipe after recipe included them. It was only the very rare one that added food coloring. I wonder how it would be with something like pomegranate juice? Must try that sometime!

Taryn Kincaid said...

Liz -- You and me, both. Last week I bought a bag of Milk Duds (little mini boxes about four duds to a box)for the nostalgia of it (in my adolescent days when we'd go to the movies, the boys would toss them at the unwary down in front. Ouch! Not to mention a sorry waste of chocolate covered caramel!) Plowed through practically the whole sack single-handedly. And my dentist thanks the evil Hershey company for that! Probably put a down payment on a boat for him.

Taryn Kincaid said...

Liz F, Mary, Nanbon, Sherry, Caroline and Maeve ~ I'd love to give you all individual responses but I'm about to go into a sugar coma. (No, actually, I just got home and have to dash out again!)
Thank you all for stopping by and indulging me -- as well as your sweet teeth!

Taryn Kincaid said...

Must run out for awhile.

But come on back some time before the witching hour and I'll let Harry's Sorting Hat (or a Yankees baseball cap) do its thing.

Wendy, Heather, Shoshanna ~ I love that you all stopped by. But I don't think you're going to be sent to Gryffindor or Ravenclaw this year! Hope you enjoy reading Sleepy Hollow Dreams anyway!
Thanks for the support, kids.

Taryn Kincaid said...

Thanks for popping by, Jean! You're in the Sorting Hat!

JL Walters said...
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Espahan said...

This is not fair. I just had a tooth pulled and the last thing I can eat is a candied apple. BOO,hoo.

Taryn Kincaid said...

Thanks JL and Marcella! Everyone's got a story it seems!

joder said...

Oh yum! You're making me totally hungry. And these recipes do look quite doable.

Taryn Kincaid said...

Thanks for coming by, Joder. I'm dying for something sweeeeeeeet right now myself!

Taryn Kincaid said...

And the Sorting Hat proclaims...

Liz Fichera

...the new owner of a copy of Sleepy Hollow Dreams.

But everyone else...you get a second chance.

Drop by http://www.theromancereviews.com from October 30 to November 1 for another crack at it!

Judy said...

I love candy and caramel apples. I always have one of them at a fair.


Judy
magnolias_1@msn.com

lastnerve said...

Wow, candy apples really take me back to the good old days! I hope you have a great Halloween!

Val
lastnerve2000@gmail.com

Taryn Kincaid said...

Judy and Val ~ Thanks for stopping by! Val, I love your screen name!

I thinnk I'm really going to have to get a bag of caramels today.

Sorry you missed the contest, but you can have another crack at winning Sleepy Hollow Dreams today over at the Romance Reviews:
http://erotic.theromancereviews.com/contest.php

Valerie Maarten said...

Nothing says Halloween like candy apples...Oh the good ole days :-)
Valerie Maarten

Terra Pennington said...

Man it has been a long time since I had a candy apples and yours look so good. Love the cover on Sleepy Hollow Dreams reminds me of the movie The Crow. Another hot looking man.

Cathy M said...

I make a batch of caramel apples every Halloween, but haven't ever made a candy apple. Thanks for the recipe, Taryn.


caity_mack at yahoo dot com

Frostedbetty said...

Yay!! Recipes!! :) Thanks!

katsrus said...

Yummy! Carmel apples my favorite. When I was a kid they handed them out for Halloween.
Happy Halloween everyone.
Sue Brandes
katsrus(at)gmail(dot)com

Taryn Kincaid said...

Valerie, Terra, Cathy and Sue ~

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Had every intention of making the caramel apples today. Bought a bag of caramels and picked up a sack of apples from the farm stand.

Now eating the caramels right out of the bag. (I'm so predictable.)

Taryn Kincaid said...

Frostedbetty ~

OMG. The pictures of the cakes and treats on your web site are to die for!

Totally drooling now.

Jennifer Mathis said...

mmm candy apples I haven't even had one of them this year . but now I want one :)
meandi09@yahoo.com

sonya said...

Why am I craving carmel apples lol
Sonya
sonyalovesbooks@yahoo.com

Beth said...

My daughter bought the stuff for caramel apples. We plan on making them tomorrow.

Lil said...

I am horribly weak about caramel apples. Love them so...

Taryn Kincaid said...

Jennifer, Sonya, Beth & Lil ~ Have sweet caramelized dreams today!

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Halloween, everyone!

Carol L. said...

I love candy apples and thanks for the super easy recipes here.
Carol L.
Lucky4750@aol.com

Tamsyn said...

Happy Halloween! Those candy apples look delicious. Thanks for sharing.
tamsyn5@yahoo.com

booklover0226 said...

I always like the caramel apples than the candy ones. YUMMY!

Happy Halloween!

Thanks,
Tracey D
booklover0226 at gmail dot com

Rain said...

I wish I had a caramel apple... Yum!

Gabrielle Lee said...

Never tried candy apples but I love carmel apples.

Gabrielle
meingee@yahoo.com

Taryn Kincaid said...

Carol, Tamsyn, Tracey, Rain, Gabrielle~

Hope you are getting your fill of candy and caramel and everything sweet and yummy today!

Thanks for stopping by!

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