I am from Waycross, GA. Every year around October or November the county fair would make its way to my small town. I couldn’t wait to go, so that I could get a funnel cake and a candy apple. Those were some of the best memories I had as a kid. Running around that fair with my candy apple. No worries. No thinking about the future. Just me and my apple with those great rides. Today I will show you how to make the classic treat, Candy Apples.
- 2 cups sugar
- 1/2 cup light corn syrup
- 3/4 cup water
- 1/4 teaspoon red food coloring
- 2 teaspoon tincture (the amount used is optional)
- 1 dram candy flavoring (optional)
- Prepare apples by washing in hot water, dry, de-stem, and place wooden skewers then place a piece of parchment paper down for newly candied apples.
- Place sugar, water, corn syrup, and food coloring in a sauce pan. Do not stir and Turn on medium heat after placing candy thermometer in pan.
- Heat mixture until it reaches 260F. At this point add in the tincture and candy flavoring.
- When the mixture reaches 280F, turn heat off and dip and spin your apples in the candy mixture. Let most of the candy drip back in the pan, then place on greased parchment paper to dry at least 10 mins or til harden.
The tincture can have an effect on the taste. It is important to make the tincture as strong as possible so you do not have to use much to get the desired amount of THC in your apples. If you want the classic candy apple, do not use the candy flavoring and just let the sweetness of the apple and candy work together.
In this recipe, I used 2 teaspoons of tincture. For this batch, this is 85 mg of THC. Since we made 3 candy apples, each apple was 28 mg of THC. To learn how to calculate edible dosage, watch the videos below