{VIDEO} Candy Corn Candy Apples for Halloween

A crisp, juicy apple paired with the hard candy crunch of that sweet candied sugar, make candy apples just perfect this time of year.



Those nostalgic apples on a stick, dipped in that shiny, candy glass are a lot easier to make that you thought! Did you know you can make that sweet, hard candy coating out of just candy corns and some water?!

I got the idea to use candy corns to make candy apples because I noticed the 2 main ingredients on the bag of candy corns was sugar and corn syrup, which happen to be the two ingredients you need to make candy apples! Since the candy corns already had the food coloring in them, I thought that melting them down and boiling them would create the same effect as making candy apples the traditional way, by boiling white sugar and corn syrup with a little food coloring... and it totally worked! If you wanted to add a little red food coloring to give these the classic candy apple color, you can definitely do that too, if you want.

Just skewer the apples, boil the candy corns, and dip away!

I then decorated them by making the candy coating sticky by brushing on a little water, and the sprinkles stuck right on! I created my own custom candy corn inspired sprinkle blend using my "How to Make Custom Colored and Flavored Sprinkles and DIY Sprinkle Blends"  VIDEO TUTORIAL.

How cute did they turn out?!

Candy Corn Candy Apples

Yield: 4-6 small/medium apples


  • 4-6 small apples, any kind
  • 4-6 lollipop or popsicle sticks
  • 1 (11oz) bag candy corns (about 2 cups)
  • 3/4 cup water
  • sprinkles and extra candy corn for decorating, optional

Line a baking sheet with wax paper sprayed with cooking spray. To ensure the candy coating sticks to the apples, remove wax by dipping apples in 6 cups of boiling water mixed with with 1 tablespoon white vinegar, for 5 seconds. Wash and dry apples thoroughly.

Heat the candy corn and water in a saucepan over medium heat, stirring occasionally until the candy corn has melted. Bring to a boil. Continue to cook, without stirring, until a candy thermometer reaches 300ºF, or until a small amount of the syrup dropped into cold water immediately turns hard and brittle (about 20 minutes, do not stir the mixture as it boils). Remove from heat and immediately dip the apples one at a time, by tilting the pan and carefully twisting the apple in the hot mixture until coated. Do this quickly before candy mixture has a chance to set, if it starts to harden, rewarm over medium heat until dipping consistency is reached. Let any excess to drip back into the pan to help prevent it from pooling at the bottom of the apples. Transfer the coated apples to the prepared baking sheet and allow them to cool until the candy has fully hardened. This will happen almost immediately.

To add sprinkles or candy corn, simply brush the outside of the candy apple with water and add sprinkles. They should stick to the wet candy coating. Let dry, serve and enjoy!


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