Remove stems from apples, and insert craft sticks. Combine sugar, corn syrup and 2/3 cup water in a heavy 2 qt. saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat stirring occasionally. Boil 13 minutes, without stirring until a candy thermometer registers 300 degrees F (hard candy stage). Immediately remove from heat; stir in food coloring. Dip each apple in syrup, tilting pan and turning apples to coat evenly; allow excess syrup to drip off. Place apples on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Let stand until set, about 10 minutes. Decorate candy apples with colorful gummy worms for a playful look. Cellophane bags and colorful ribbons turn them into perfect party favors.
Tested in the THASC kitchen. Photo by THASC.
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