Food DIY: Homemade Candy Apples

Last week, we had a our first snow day of the year and what better way to spend it by making homemade candy apples? I tried two types of candy apples, one with red candy and the other with caramel. Here's my DIY candy apple experience, step-by-step!

Step 1: Getting your supplies

For my candy apple making process, go to your local Target or Walmart and purchase a DIY box kit, with the powder to make the red candy and sticks for the apples. For the caramel apples, use any caramel candies from the candy aisle! I bought Werther's Originals Soft Caramels, also from Walmart.Werther's Caramel Candies: $1.98.

Concord Foods Candy Apple Kit: less than $5.00 (price not available online). 

Step 2: The apples

Once you've bought all of your ingredients and are back home, begin taking off the stems of each apple. Once the apples are cleaned, take the sticks from the candy apple kit and stick them in the apples where the stem were.

Step 3: Making the caramel and red candy

For the caramel coating: Pour the caramels into a bowl, and place it in the microwave for 1 minute and 30 seconds. Take it out and stir. Place the bowl back in for another minute and a half.

For the red candy: The red candy apples is a longer process. Take the powder from the kit, and put 2 cups of water in a pot, letting it boil. After the it's boiling, stir it around. (It will take roughly 5 minutes for the powder to thicken). 

Step 4: The finishing touches

Butter a baking sheet and place it in the oven. Next, dip half of the apples in the caramel and the other half in the red candy. Once they are covered, place them on the baking sheet so they can harden. To avoid the topping from being too sticky, place the apples in the freezer for at least 5 minutes before eating.

Then sit back, relax, and eat up!