Homemade Candy Apples Recipe

Homemade Candy ApplesHomemade Candy Apples

This red candy apples recipe is loved by kids and adults alike so why don't you serve candied apples year-round?

My son loves candy apples so I don't wait until Halloween to cook them up. These candy treats make great snacks throughout the year.  And of course I give them away as treats to my family and close friends during Halloween parties.  

I often find myself cooking up batches of candied apples during the summer months when kids are hanging around the house playing games with my son.  

I'm sure you'll enjoy preparing candy apples with this recipe for many years to come.  This recipe calls for the simplest of ingredients.

Red Candy Apples Recipe

Recipe Ingredients:

  • 6 medium sweet apples
  • 6 wooden popsicle sticks or skewers
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2/3 cup light corn syrup
  • 1cup water
  • red food coloring

Recipe Directions:

Wash and dry apples then insert wooden sticks or skewers into center of apples. Set apples aside.

1.  In a small heavy bottom pot or saucepan, dissolve sugar and corn syrup in water over medium-high heat. Now raise heat to a rolling boil until syrup reaches the hard crack stage of 300 degrees Fahrenheit.

2.  You can test for readiness by using a candy thermometer or test the old fashioned way. When the corn syrup and sugar mixture begins to boil drop a little of the mixture into iced cold water. If it cracks when tapped it's ready.

3.  When mixture has reached hard crack stage remove from heat, stir in enough red food coloring to turn rosy red and immediately dip in apples until completely covered. Place coated candied apples on a greased cookie sheet or waxed paper and allow to harden.

Like I said before, you can prepare and eat candy apples all year round, so don't wait until Halloween to enjoy these sweet and delicious treats.