1 cup white sugar
1/2 cup corn syrup
3/4 cup water
5 drops red food coloring
1. Grease a cookie sheet. Insert craft sticks into apples.
2. In a saucepan, over a medium-high heat, add sugar, corn syrup and water. Heat to 300 degrees (if you have a candy thermometer) or until a small amount of syrup dropped into cold water forms hard crystals. Remove from heat and stir in food coloring.
3. Holding apple by its stick, dip in syrup and turn to coat evenly. Place on a prepared cookie sheet to harden.