Reading through the comments, it didn't seem quite as simple as the title suggests. The candies would go back to a rock hard solid after cooling, which would make it difficult to bite through. Off to Google I went to find an alternative recipe that would make my daughter happy, while keeping her teeth in tact. It took me some time to hunt down a basic outline of how to make these because I had to sift through many suggestions of how to use melted Jolly Ranchers with marijuana. Yep, you learn something new every day. Thanks Google.
After a bit of reading, and some trial and error, I found a suitable recipe for these Poison Candy Apples made with melted Jolly Rancher Candy.
Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Unwrap 20 Jolly Ranchers candies, sticking with the same flavor for each. I used cherry on the red and green apple on the green. Place in an oven safe pan with 1/3 cup of corn syrup. Place pan in oven so candy can start to melt. After about 3 minutes, stir candy and return to oven for another 2 minutes, or until they are completely melted.
The above recipe called for edible glitter, which I couldn't find in my area. I did have some edible luster dust, which I immediately added to the melted mixture.
|You can see the shiny sparkles from the luster dust here.|
Insert 6 inch lollipop sticks into apples and either dip apples into mixture, or using a spoon, pour melted candy over apples.
Place apples on waxed paper and allow to cool.
*With the use of corn syrup, the Jolly Ranchers do not return to their completely hardened state. They now have a chewy gummy bear consistency.
*Yes, I took a healthy treat and *gasp* made it unhealthy with the use of candy. Sue me. It's Halloween time and is a treat, and should be eaten as such. Not every day.
The end result was just what my daughter was hoping it would be. A little messy to eat, but so delicious! A fun treat to serve up to your Halloween party guests!
What is your favorite Halloween treat?