Candied Apples

Candied Apples

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Yield: 15


  • 15 apples
  • 15 twigs or craft sticks
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 12 drops red food coloring


  1. Lightly grease two cookie sheets.
  2. Insert sticks into whole apples.
  3. In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, combine sugar, corn syrup, and water.
  4. Using a candy thermometer, cook to 260ºF, then slightly turn down heat until reaches 300ºF.
  5. Check if candy is ready by dropping a small amount of syrup into cold water, forming hard, brittle threads.
  6. Remove from heat and quickly stir in 12 drops of red dye.
  7. Holding apple by its stick, quickly dip in syrup.
  8. Place on greased cookie sheets to harden.