| | | |

Fall Candy Apple Recipes

Disclaimer: Please note that some of the links below are affiliate links and at no cost to you I will earn a commission if you purchase through those links. See my Disclosure + Privacy Policy for more info. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases.

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 years ago. 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’m in love with the apples you can get at the mall, candy or grocery stores. The ones that are huge and dipped in chocolate with nuts. I am sharing three recipes to make the yummy chocolate dipped ones, caramel, and the original red candy kind.

Let’s start with traditional Candy Apple Recipes.

There are a couple of important things you need to know before starting on this adventure.

Use 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 Recipes

Traditional Candy Apples
Servings: 4 people
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Calories: 170


  • 4 apples
  • 2 cups sugar
  • ¾ cup corn syrup
  • red and yellow food coloring
  • Wooden skewers
  • wax or parchment paper
  • candy thermometer


  • Wash, dry and remove stems from apples.
  • Wash, dry and remove stems from apples.
  • Insert skewers into each apple.
  • In a medium saucepan, combine sugar, corn syrup, and 6 drops of both colors of food colorings.
  • Bring sugar mixture to a boil, stiring constantly to dissolve sugar.
  • Cook until thermometer reaches 290-300 F.
  • Remove from heat. Wait until bubbles slow and sauce thinkens.
  • Dip apples and swirl mixture to coat all sides.
  • Place coated apple on wax paper. Store in refrigerator.


Calories: 170kcal

The nutrition info provided is only an estimate. See my nutrition disclaimer for more info on how the data is collected for recipes.

COURSE :Dessert
CUISINE :American
candy apple recipe
Did you make this recipe?
Pin it to Pinterest! Let us know how it was below!

Chocolate Covered Apples Recipe

Chocolate dipped apples with sprinkles and nuts.
Servings: 4 people
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Calories: 280


  • 4-5 apples
  • 1 pkg chocolate flavored candy coating
  • Wooden skewers
  • wax or parchment paper
  • sprinkles, nuts or other toppings


  • Wash, dry and remove stems from apples.
  • Wash, dry and remove stems from apples.
  • Insert wooden skewers.
  • Melt candy coating by directions on packaging.
  • Dip and swirl apples to coat with chocolate.
  • shake sprinkles or toppings over chocolate.
  • Place on wax paper and place in refrigerator to harden.


Calories: 280kcal

The nutrition info provided is only an estimate. See my nutrition disclaimer for more info on how the data is collected for recipes.

COURSE :Dessert
CUISINE :American
chocolate candy apple:chocolate covered apple
Did you make this recipe?
Pin it to Pinterest! Let us know how it was below!



 Check out more of my Halloween Goodies~
 Skeleton Bread & Breadsticks madeinaday.com


  1. We’re candy apple lovers here. We’ve made tons of candy apples and my favorite are always the chocolate covered ones :-)

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

  3. what kind of chocolate?

  4. 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!


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

  6. 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.

  7. 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

  8. 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:

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

  10. 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!

  11. 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!

  12. 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!

  13. ooooh, I need to try chocolate!

    Thanks so much for linking up! I featured your post in my wrap up

    Have a great rest if of the weekend!

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

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

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

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

  16. 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!

  17. 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;

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

  19. 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

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

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

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

  23. 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

  24. 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

  25. These look yummy! Can’t wait to eat caramel apples. Haven’t had any yet. :( Would love if you’d join our Countdown to Fall link party again! Hope to see you there! Have a great week! :)

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

  27. 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.

  28. These candy apples are gorgeous – so shiny! I’m so looking forward to Halloween :)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating