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Paula’s Wacky Taffy Apples

  • Prep time: 10 minutes
  • Cook time: 10 minutes
  • Servings: 10


  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup butter
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2/3 cup white corn syrup
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 12 apples
  • chopped if desired nuts


Insert craft sticks into stem of apples. Mix all the ingredients, except the vanilla and nuts, in a large saucepan: cook, stirring constantly, to 240 °F on a candy thermometer. Remove from heat and let cook until mixture thickens. Add vanilla. Quickly dip apples in the mixture and twist until apples are evenly coated. Place on waxed paper to drain and firm up. If desired, roll candy apples in chopped nuts.