Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Spiderman Candy Apples
"Are we going to make Spiderman Candy Apples, Aunt Chelsea?"
I mean, what would you say to a 4 year old boy in his Batman costume? This was a special request while we were on vacation. My sister sent me this video a few weeks before vacation so I was happy to pack a few extra items to make the candy apples. You have to watch the video - such a fun one to watch with the kiddos.
Lucky for me my sister is super crafty so I took care of the candy apples and she took the lead on actually making them look like Spiderman.
We did end up with extra candy coating and probably could have covered a couple more apples. Or, roll the apples a little slower so the coating is thicker.
Grant LOVED the apples! They were pretty tough to bite for a 4 year old, but once Ginny cut into slices he devoured them. The candy is so hot that the apple was even a little warm too.
Spiderman Candy Apples
3/4 cup water
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1/2 teaspoon red food coloring
3 wood skewers or popsicle sticks
3 granny smith apples
3-4 large marshmallows
Wilton Black Icing Tube
Wilton #3 Tip
I'd suggest watching the video for additional visuals.
Clean and dry apples. Place skewers down the center of each apple. Set aside on a wax paper lined cookie sheet.
In a medium saucepan, stir together the water, sugar, light corn syrup, and red food coloring. Place Candy Thermometer in the saucepan. Place saucepan over medium heat and stir until mixture begins to boil. Once it starts to boil stop stirring and let temperature rise to 310 degrees - this will take about 5-10 minutes.
Remove from heat and let all the bubbles settle to ensure a smooth coating - takes about 30 - 60 seconds. Take an apple, tilt the pan, and slowly roll the apple in the candy mixture to coat the apple. Let excess drip off before setting on the wax paper lined cookie sheet to harden. Repeat dipping process with remaining apples.
Once apples have cooled and hardened (15-20 minutes), use kitchen shears to cut marshmallows in shape of eyes (tear drop shape) and place on each apple. Then, place a #3 Tip on a Wilton Black Icing Tube and draw the 'web' onto each spider.
Serve right away. If too hard to bite into the apple cut into wedges.
Makes 3-5 apples.
Source: Rosanna Pansion