The candy apple bites looked like so much fun, so I decided to make them for a party. Everything was going so well–I was cutting up my Granny Smith’s, the candy was boiling, and I was following the instructions exactly as they said on the box (I bought the $0.99 red ones you pictured above.) The kitchen smelled amazing.
However, I learned realllllly quickly that A) I must’ve done something horribly wrong or B) these candy apples were a bust.
As much as I don’t want to choose B, I think that’s the correct answer. First of all, I placed a few pieces on wax paper. I’m an anxious cook, so after letting them cool off, I tried peeling one off to try–they stuck to the wax paper. No problem, I transfered it to a greased baking sheet. When I made a few more pieces and let them cool down, I was so disappointed to discover they tasted AWFUL. 🙁
Perhaps if I did the caramel, I’d have been in better shape, but as pretty as they look, and as novel of an idea that it is, I certainly don’t suggest making the red candy apple. The shell was hard as a rock and the exposed apple turned to mush. I was also trying to be a prepared host and made them the night before, but even then, it said I cannot refrigerate the mix.
Oh well, lesson learned. Or perhaps not. Because I’m still curious as to how the caramel ones turned out.
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