Peanut Butter Candy Apples

Apples are covered with peanut syrup for a wonderful Halloween dessert.

  • prep time 30 min
  • total time 45 min
  • ingredients 8
  • servings 10

Ingredients

10
small apples
10
craft sticks (flat wooden sticks with round ends)
2
cups sugar
3/4
cup water
1
cup light corn syrup
1
cup creamy peanut butter
1
tablespoon shortening
1
cup chopped honey-roasted peanuts
  • 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.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    530
    ,
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    22g
    22%
    (Saturated Fat
    4g,
    4%
    ),
    Sodium
    90mg
    90%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    82g
    82%
    (Dietary Fiber
    7g
    7%
    ),
    Protein
    10g
    10%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    0%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    0%;
    Iron
    0%;
    Exchanges:
    1 Fruit; 4 Other Carbohydrate; 2 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    5
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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