Wash and thoroughly dry the apples. Insert a stick into the top of the apples and set aside.
Prepare a baking sheet with wax paper, sprayed with cooking spray. Set aside.
In a small saucepan, mix the sugar, corn syrup and water and attach the candy thermometer to the side of the pan, ensuring that the bottom reaches the mixture.
Cook the mixture over medium heat, until the candy thermometer reaches 300 degrees.
Remove the pan from heat and stir in red food coloring until desired color is reached.
Dip each apple into the melted sugars, allowing access to drip off. Dip each apple 2-3 times before setting them on the sprayed wax paper to set.