Recipe By Chef Robin Wood
Published Sep 25th
Prep 5m Cook 10m Additional 5m Ready In 20m
Servings 12 apples Calories 188.6

The cinnamon-flavored coating on candied apples. Best with Granny Smith or Red Delicious.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1.66 cups cinnamon red hot candies
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 12 apples

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Insert craft sticks into apples. Line a baking sheet with waxed paper.
  2. 2 In a heavy-bottomed saucepan over medium-high heat, pour candies and water. Occasionally brushing down sides of pan with a heat-resistant pastry brush, heat candy 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 let cool slightly.
  3. 3 Dip apples in hot liquid and place on waxed paper to harden.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 188.6
  • Carbohydrate 48.1 g
  • Fat 0.2 g
  • Fiber 3.3 g
  • Protein 0.4 g
  • Sodium 12.7 mg
  • Sugar 33 g


  1. This is a great recipe but I changed a few things and have a few tips to make your apples incredible! First you need a sweet and CRISP apple to get a good result here. I used Honey Crisp apples and got compliments at the Halloween Potluck I took these to about how good the - Read more ...
  2. Great recipe except - as everyone else has said - I can't imagine what size apples you would need to get a dozen out of this mixture. Mine were pretty small and I didn't even come close. Used the cinnamon disks instead of red-hots and increased the water by 1 tablespoon - they were great! - Read more ...
  3. Just for fun I made candied apples one year at Christmas with a candy cane instead of a stick. Start a punch hole with a small paring knife then put the non-hook end into the apple so the crook of the cane sticks out. I also crushed starlight mints candies and rolled the apples in - Read more ...
  4. I made these last night for our Halloween party. They were very good, but I do have a couple of comments: 1) Based on other reviews, I did double the amount of candies (I used 2 bags of cinnamon disks) and added a little more water, and it only coated 6 apples; and 2) I - Read more ...
  5. This is a great recipe. I love candy apples and recipes that suggest using cinnamon hard candies instead of just Karo syrup and food coloring are the best. It ain't a real candy apple unless it has the cinnamon candy coating. The only things I would warn are that (1) This recipe will not allow - Read more ...
  6. I tried this recipe and it didn't work without revisions. It was way too thick to coat the apples. It didn't cover the amount of apples it said it would and it needed more water. I used 5 bags of red hots and well over a cup of water. Once I got it looking like - Read more ...
  7. An amazingly easy way to make a beautiful red, shiny candied apple. Wonderful! The only problem was that the wax paper stuck to the apples, so I think I would set them on a well-oiled platter or perhaps a silicon sheet to harden. I'm very pleased with this recipe.
  8. Good recipe - tastes just like I remember. Easy to make but I found that the recipe only coated about 5 medium to small sized apples.
  9. I made these for my boyfriend who LOVES strong cinnamon but it was a little hard to make....

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