Recipe By JONAR
Published Sep 11th
Prep 10m Cook 30m Additional - Ready In 40m
Servings 15 candied apples Calories 236.8

Apples with a hard candy coating, like you can get at fairs.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 15 apples
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 ½ cups water
  • 8 drops red food coloring

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Lightly grease cookie sheets. Insert craft sticks into whole, stemmed apples.
  2. 2 In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, combine sugar, corn syrup and water. 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. 3 Holding apple by its stick, dip in syrup and remove and turn to coat evenly. Place on prepared sheets to harden.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 236.8
  • Carbohydrate 62.5 g
  • Fat 0.2 g
  • Fiber 3.3 g
  • Protein 0.4 g
  • Sodium 15 mg
  • Sugar 46.8 g


  1. I made this recipe more than once! Candy making is not forgiving a candy thermomorter a must! if you under do it is sticky if you over do it is rock hard. Try using this recipe with red hots (a bag) to flavor and color unstead of red die. makes the flavor good. also can - Read more ...
  2. Fantastice recipe. Anytime you ad an oil or additional items to the recipe it will change the cooking time to hard crack. I used this with green color and peppermint flavor on Pears. Yummy Great for Christmas Red apples and Green pears I also did the clear glass on some Pink Lady apples some peppermint - Read more ...
  3. If the recipe had included directions on cooking the sugar mixture, I would be able to enjoy the apples right now. It left out a very important step such as DON'T STIR THE MIXTURE AFTER IT BOILS OR IT WILL NEVER THICKEN!!! I found this crucial step in other recipes after waiting for the mixture - Read more ...
  4. Add about 1/2 pack (or more for your taste) of cherry Kool-Aid powder to the mixture to flavor. Other flavors of Kool-Aid would be yummy too.
  5. These apples taste just like the ones you get at a fair. I made them as a treat for my co-workers and they loved them. Just be sure you have enough time to wait for the sugar to reach the hard crack stage. i followed the advice of the person who said to put the - Read more ...
  6. The apples came out great, tasted just like at the fair. Recommend using smaller apples and since the sugar hardens fast, don't do more than ten at a time. Also, make sure the apples are completely dry and wax free, otherwise the candy won't stick.
  7. They turned out fantastic just like the ones at the fair you just have to cook it until when dropped in water the candy forms strings it's must
  8. I am 11 and have been baking since 5.believe me its a good recipe!
  9. I made this once and it didn't turn out it didn't stick to the apples and harden....... i will try it again though and see if it will turn out.

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