Fall Candy Apple Recipes

candy apple recipes

Today I am sharing a few recipes on how to make a variety of candy apples! I miss that old favorite from Halloween as a child. Seeing those gooey red ones reminds me of spooky Halloween nights from my past. Our neighbors used to make a huge batch of Candy Apples, enough for an army. They were so awesome to me as a kid.

Now I love the apples you can get at the mall candy or grocery store that are huge and loaded with chocolate and nuts. Man were they tough to make, here are my tips on how to get presentable apples.

how to make candy applesFirst let’s start with traditional Candy Apple Recipes, (see recipe below). There are a couple of important things you need to know before starting on this adventure.

Get a candy thermometer! You will need it, otherwise, you will not know when the candy is ready to go on the apple. Wash your apples, then dry them using paper towels, rub them vigorously, this helps remove the wax so your candy will stick. I figured that one out the hard way.

candy apple recipeCaramel Candy Apples (see recipe below). When adding your caramels ~ yes, unwrapping them takes forever, with the 2 tablespoons of water, you must keep an eye on the caramels, they will burn very easily. Stir them constantly while they are melting.

I ended up having to spoon the caramel over my apples which was a huge bummer. I just could not get the caramel thin enough without burning it to be able to swirl my apple in it. I think my pan was too thin on the bottom. Using a double boiler pot would probably solve that problem. Live and learn.

SPRINKLE on the toppings. Do not try to roll the apple in the toppings, doing so will cause the coating on your apple to fall off. I also learned that one the hard way. Grrrr!

Caramel Apple Recipe

Chocolate Candy Apples (see recipe below). These were the easiest to make, thank goodness, I almost gave up! You should see my kitchen after the last two. Yikes. Simply melt your candy coating in a bowl in the microwave, I used Ambrosia Chocolate Flavored Bark Coating I found at the grocery store.

Next swirl your apple in the chocolate. I used green sprinkles, red sprinkles, and crushed peanuts. Again DO NOT roll your coated apple in the sprinkles. If you do it will put the chocolate off the apple. Check out the pic above of the sprinkles I had in plates and you will see the chocolate all over one of the plates. Shake them on so they look even.

Chocolate Covered Apple recipe


carmel choclate and candy apple recipesA couple of the apples were dipped in caramel and then chocolate, which is my personal favorite! Good luck to you! I hope some of these tips helped you out!

Candy Apple Recipes XOXOKIMG

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41 thoughts on “Fall Candy Apple Recipes

  1. Thanks for linking these up to Curb Alert!s Friday Block Party. I featured them this morning on my facebook page 🙂 YUM!

  2. what kind of chocolate?

  3. WOW, we love your fall candy apples! Thank you so much for linking it up in the Crafty Showcase this past week!
    Your post was picked by our Designers as one of their fav Fall crafts. We are featuring you today on our Facebook page, twitter and will pin to Pinterest.

    Stop over Sat-Thur noon and link up more of your creative ideas!

    Have a super weekend and enjoy that backyard!


  4. Hi! You are featured this week at Potpourri Friday!

  5. Thanks for linking up at One Creative Weekend. I’ll be featuring this idea later today! Please come grab a featured button and come back tomorrow to link up anything new you’d like to share at OneCreativeMommy.com.

  6. Hi Maysem, I did not chill the apples. I wished I had seen to do that. the caramel ones were a mess. I used the regular old Caramel Apple squares from Kraft, with all the pieces you unwrap. Took forever to unwrap them, lol! The sticks I used were cheap wood skewers for dipping, and in the pic I switched them to chop sticks. Good luck with yours, I am glad you liked them! Kim~Made in a Day

  7. Yum! These seriously look so good Kim. I love the Trick Or Treat tie on too! ADORABLE! I just wanted to let ya know that I’m featuring these on Work It Wednesday tomorrow:

  8. They are gorgeous! Thank you for sharing your creative touch with Potpourri Friday!

  9. I looove candy apples! They are such a guilty pleasure for me, as I don’t eat much candy. I feel ok about eating these because at least there’s an apple in the middle 😉 thanks for linking up!

  10. Love, love , love candy apples! Can’t wait to try a few of these! Thanks for sharing at Gettin’ Krafty! Can’t wait to see what you’ve got this week!

  11. These turned out lovely! I’m now really hungry for a candy apple… I would love if you would share these (and some of your other ideas) over at my link party going on right now:

    Have a nice day!

    1. Hi Kim, featuring your candle apple recipes at Project Queen’s Highlight Party tomorrow night. Thank you for sharing!!!!

  12. YUM!!! Kim, both recipes look YUMMY!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!

  13. Mmmm… these all look A-mazing.. You had me at apples! Thanks so much for sharing with the Pink Hippo Party~

  14. So glad I found your site via Dixie ‘n Dottie and their link party. Your candy apple recipes sound amazing easy to follow – I plan to make some for the grandchildren. Thanks!

  15. I am loving these, apples are my favorites in the whole wide world! I saw you @thededicated house, you are invited to stop by my blog; landedinportugal.wordpress.com

  16. I am thinking I need to make these! I LOVE these in the fall!!!

  17. I’m sending these right over to my sister and, of course, my Pinterest. My sister loves candy apples especially with caramel. Nice visiting again. Seems I’m here an awful lot … 🙂 Linda

  18. I LOVE caramel apples…but the others look delish, too! Going to have to give those a try!

  19. Those all turned out just stunning! And I’ll bet they taste amazing, too!

  20. All the apple recipes you’ll need…candied, caramel, chocolate…all in one place! I’m excited to try these!

  21. Those are so pretty! My food tastes good, but it’s never pretty lol.

    I would love if you would share your apples on the Fall into the Holidays hop!

    Katie @ Horrific Knits

  22. These look so good. I have never made Candy Apples but now I am going to! I am new to blogging. You can find me at

  23. Yum… I was just reading the Country Living article on these too !! Going to make some.

  24. I’ve had candy and caramel. But, I’ve never tried a chocolate covered candy apple. And I’m a die hard chocolate lover. Kim this is too much for me. I have to send you my address so you can ship me some of those chocolate apples. YUMMY.

  25. These candy apples are gorgeous – so shiny! I’m so looking forward to Halloween 🙂

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