Candy apples make the perfect autumn treat. Coat tart apples in a candy shell made from melted JOLLY RANCHER Hard Candies, and add an extra drizzle of HERSHEY'S Premier White Creme Chips. They make a great host gift or a special dessert.
Heat oven to 350° F. Line baking sheet or cookie sheet with wax paper; set aside. Remove wrappers from candies. Wash and dry apples; remove stems. Press stick into center of each apple. (The apple should stay on the stick when you lift it, but don't push all the way through).
Place candies in medium oven-safe container or pot. (Heatproof glass measuring cup works well.) Heat candies in oven 15 to 20 minutes or until fully melted, but before beginning to bubble. (Do not stir unless necessary in order to avoid air bubbles on the apples). Remove from oven; place on heatproof surface.
Place white creme chips and shortening in microwave-safe container. Microwave at medium (50%) 30 seconds; stir. If necessary, microwave at medium an additional 10 seconds at a time, stirring after each heating, until chips are melted and mixture is smooth when stirred.
One apple at a time, dip apple into candy mixture, tilting pan as needed so that apples are covered almost all the way to the top. Allow excess coating to drip off; place on prepared baking sheet. Repeat until all apples are coated. (If the candy mixture begins to get firm, return pot to oven 2 to 3 minutes. Cool completely to room temperature 10 to 15 minutes). Drizzle with melted white creme chips*, if desired. Allow to set 5 to 10 minutes before serving.
Add blue sprinkles to white drizzle before it sets for a patriotic theme.
*The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutritional advice.