Peanut Butter Candy Apples

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Peanut Butter Candy Apples

Here’s a recipe from Betty Crocker. These candy apples look incredibly delicious and are a slightly different take on the traditional candy or caramel apple. 

Hope you enjoy this great find!

Ingredients

10         small apples

10         craft sticks (flat wooden sticks with round ends)

2          cups sugar

¾         cup water

1          cup light corn syrup

1          cup creamy peanut butter

1          tablespoon shortening

1          cup chopped honey-roasted peanuts

 

Directions

  1. Line cookie sheet with waxed paper; spray waxed paper with cooking spray. Wash and dry apples; remove stem and blossom ends. Insert craft stick into stem end of each apple.
  2. In 2-quart saucepan, mix sugar, water and 1/4 cup of the corn syrup. Heat to boiling over medium-high heat. Cook about 8 minutes, without stirring, to 300°F on candy thermometer or until small amount of mixture dropped into cup of very cold water separates into hard, brittle threads. (Watch carefully so mixture does not burn.) Immediately remove from heat.
  3. Working quickly, dip each apple in sugar mixture. Place on cookie sheet; let stand 4 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, in top of double boiler, mix remaining 3/4 cup corn syrup, the peanut butter and shortening. Cook over simmering water about 4 minutes, stirring constantly until smooth. Dip coated apples almost completely in peanut butter mixture; roll apples in chopped peanuts, using hands to help adhere if necessary. Return to cookie sheet; refrigerate 15 minutes or until set. Store covered at room temperature.

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