I came across these gorgeous photos for "Poison Toffee Apples" on Simply Delicious, and thought it would be a great idea to make some for Halloween! Plus, they looked super fun!
I am by no means a cook or a baker. Sometimes I just feel like I don't have time for any of that. I'm the type of girl who, if too lazy to cook or order dinner, will happily settle for a bowl of cereal or yogurt, fruit, and granola. But when I do cook or bake, it's all about simplicity. If it's a simple and fairly quick recipe, I'll have a go at it. And the recipe that Simply Delicious provided was well, simple enough, so I thought perfect.
The hardest part was finding the black food coloring. I could've easily gotten the red, yellow, and blue food coloring at most every grocery store and mixed them together to make black, but noooooo, I wanted the black dye. So I went to the specialty baker's store and bought one.
It's SO handy having my Intel 2in1Lenovo Yoga 3 Notebook with me when I'm baking or cooking and need instructions nearby! It stays out of the way, in the corner yet visible, and flexibly bends to my eye range. Real lifesaver. And with a quick swipe of the screen, I can switch back and forth between my webpage of ingredients and my Spotify playlist (music in the kitchen is a must). Also, the convenient touch screen lets me quickly and easily scroll through the ingredients, directions, and anything else I need on the page, like picture references ('cause I need them). I was so excited to bring to real life that velvety, sticky, inky, black, shiny candied apple...
So, I got all my ingredients set up and started the cooking process. Mix everything together in a pot on medium heat. YES. Easy. Until I realize that the black dye is not mixing with my sugar. Oh no. I accidentally bought black dye that is oil based and not water based. Immediate Pinterest Fail. Threw it out and started again, this time without any water because, to be honest, I just did not have time to go out and buy more food coloring. It took awhile for the sugar to melt (probably because I used some organic whole crystal sugar...sheesh not a time to be healthy), so I just added even more light corn syrup. Anyway, despite the itty bitty fail, I got it to candied consistency (although a bit clumpy), and it was practically the same thing. I never said I was perfect!
Well, seeing as this was a trial run for the real Halloween, I'll be sure to be more prepared! In the meantime, you can get all the ingredients and recipe instructions for "Poison Toffee Apples" over on Simply Delicious' blog!
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