Candied Apples


This candy apple recipe makes apples with a hard candy coating like you can get at fairs.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
40 mins


  • cooking spray

  • 15 craft sticks

  • 15 medium apples

  • 2 cups white sugar

  • 1 ½ cups water

  • 1 cup light corn syrup

  • 8 drops red food coloring


  1. Lightly grease cookie sheets. Insert craft sticks into whole, stemmed apples.

  2. Combine sugar, water, and corn syrup in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Heat to 300 to 310 degrees F (149 to 154 degrees C), or until a small amount of syrup dropped into cold water forms hard, brittle threads. Remove from heat and stir in food coloring.

  3. Holding each apple by its stick, dip in syrup, remove and turn to coat evenly. Place on prepared sheets to harden.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

237 Calories
0g Fat
63g Carbs
0g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 15
Calories 237
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g 0%
Sodium 15mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 63g 23%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Total Sugars 47g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 6mg 32%
Calcium 11mg 1%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 148mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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