Red Hot Stuffed Apples
Combine sugar, water, candies and food coloring in large sauce pan; bring to boil. Add apples and cook until tender.; add more food coloring if necessary to give apples a bright red coloring. Remove apples from syrup and cool. (Syrup can be saved and refrigerated for another batch.) When apples are fully cooled, fill cavities with cream cheese filling. Refrigerated until ready to serve. Serve apples whole on a bed of lettuce.
Cream Cheese Filling:
1 pkg. (3-oz.) cream cheese, softened
Â½ c walnuts, finely chopped
Combine cream cheese and nuts; mix well.