Easy Candy Apple Recipe | TheSuburbanSoapbox.com
Easy Candy Apple Recipe
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins

Fall calls for these easy candy apples made from scratch!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: candy apples, carmel apples
Servings: 8
Calories: 318 kcal
Author: Kellie
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup corn syrup
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon red food coloring
  • 8 small-medium apples
  1. Insert a stick into the stem end of the apple pushing about halfway through and set aside. 
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and coat generously with cooking spray.
  3. In a large saucepan over high heat, stir together the sugar, syrup and water. Bring the mixture to a boil and turn the heat to medium. Stir in the food coloring. Insert a candy thermometer and continue to boil until the mixture reaches Hard Crack stage (from 300-310 degrees), approximately 15-20 minutes. 
  4. Remove the sugar mixture from the heat and quickly dip the apples in the sugar mixture turning to coat. 
  5. Transfer to the baking sheet to cool completely.
Recipe Notes

Apples can be made up to two days in advance and stored at room temperature.

Nutrition Facts
Easy Candy Apple Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 318
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 10mg 0%
Potassium 194mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 83g 28%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 76g
Protein 0g 0%
Vitamin A 2%
Vitamin C 10.1%
Calcium 1.2%
Iron 1.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.