Candied apples like you get at the fair! Perfect for fall treats.
2 cups light corn syrup
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup cinnamon red hot candies
8 medium Red Delicious apples on skewers
Chopped nuts (optional)
1. Combine corn syrup, sugar and red hot candies in saucepan; bring to boil over medium high heat, stirring constantly. Cook, covered, about 3 minutes to allow steam to dissolve crystals that may have formed on sides of pan.
2. Uncover and cook without stirring to soft crack stage, 290° F on candy thermometer or until syrup dropped in very cold water separates into threads that are hard but not brittle. Cool 2 minutes.
3. Dip apples into mixture to coat surface then roll in nuts if desired. Place on foil squares to cool.