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Candy Apples

  • Author: Raymund
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 25 mins
  • Cuisine: American


Candy apples or toffee apples are sweet treats made out of whole apples coated with a hard toffee or sugar candy. Commonly seen during Halloween and Guy Fawkes Day due to the fact that these festivals fall in the annual apple harvest season.


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup corn syrup or golden syrup
  • 1/2 tsp white vinegar
  • 3 drops red food colouring
  • 6 small apples
  • disposable chopsticks


  1. Insert a chopstick into the top of each apple.
  2. In a sauce pan combine sugar, water, corn syrup, vinegar and food colouring. Bring to a boil over high heat then reduce heat to medium-low.
  3. If using a candy thermometer continue to slowly boil until temperature reaches between 150C degrees for 20 minutes, if you don’t have candy thermometer you can use a toothpick to guess if the candy is ready, dip them into the boiling sugar once the liquid thickens up. If the sugar sticks to the toothpick and hardens up in seconds then it will be ready.
  4. When sugar mixture is ready remove from heat then quickly dip apples in mixture until coated completely. Place in greased baking sheets and let it cool before serving.