Candy Apples

Candy Apples

An update to a classic Halloween treat, these colorful candy apples will delight kids and adults while they brighten your treat table. With adult supervision, kids can dip and decorate the apples for a combined party activity and snack.


  • 6 medium apples
  • Sturdy sticks or popsicle sticks
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • Food coloring (optional; we chose purple)
  • Candy thermometer
  • Parchment paper


  1. Wash and dry the apples. Insert a stick into the top of each one.
  2. In a medium saucepan, combine corn syrup, sugar, water and food coloring over medium-high heat. Bring it to a boil over high heat, and then reduce heat to medium-high. Using a candy thermometer, boil untilntemperature reaches between 300 and 310 degrees.
  3. Remove the mixture from heat and quickly dip the apples in the sugar mixture, coating them completely (this should be under adult supervision). Place the candy-dipped apples on a silicone baking sheet or parchment paper. Before the coating has set, kids can apply sprinkles so they stick.
  4. Allow the apples to cool completely before serving.
  5. To make candy apples easier to eat for small kids, it's a great idea to slice them into smaller, bite-sized pieces. Serves 6.