I always wanted to make candy apples as a kid. I don’t know what it is about the candy apple, but adding caramel or sugar to the outside of a big, juicy apple is so appealing.
And, it’s screams FALL!!! I’ve put together a great list of candy apple recipes that are really easy to make and will be a hit at any gathering.
How Do You Make Candy Apples?
Making candy apples isn’t very hard at all. You just need to pick your coating, dip and set upright to dry. Caramel and sugar coatings are the most popular, but we have a few interesting additions in our list of candy apple recipes here.
Can You Make Candy Apples with Candy Melts?
Yes, you can make candy apples with candy melts! Candy melts are a form of chocolate the melts easily in the microwave and make great coatings on cake pops, and other treats. Just melt the candy melts and dip the apple in until the apple has a coating of chocolate. Tap the excess chocolate off the apple and set up to dry.
Do Candy Apples Need to Be Refrigerated?
Candy apples need to be refrigerated if they contain a coating that is typically best kept refrigerated. For example: caramel apples should be refrigerated. (Caramel apples can cause listeria if not refrigerated.) Candy apples covered with candy melts or melted chocolate don’t need to be refrigerated unless you live in a warm climate.
Candy Apple Recipes
Adding candy corn to this caramel apple recipe is a great way to add a pop of fall color to an otherwise plain caramel apple. This candy corn caramel apple recipe is as easy as it gets and is a fun Halloween candy apple treat!
Galaxy Candied Apples
This fun galaxy-inspired candy apple has a blue glow like the stars! I love the use of a non-fall or non-traditional candy apple color for this candy apple recipe. Adding the sparkly blue makes it very unique.
Jolly Rancher Candied Apples
These Jolly Rancher candied apples have blue colors inspired by the Disney movie, Frozen. How cool is that?
Butterfinger Caramel Apples
These Butterfinger caramel apples are an extra sweet treat. Coated with caramel like a traditional candy apple, but the addition of the crispy peanut butter and chocolate Butterfinger candy throws it over the edge!
Spooky Halloween Candy Apple
This spooky Halloween candy apple from The Crafting Chicks is a real eye opener. Made with black coating, it gives an erie effect.
Easy Caramel Apples
These Easy Caramel Apples from Couponcravings.com have only 3 ingredients, making them some of the simplest candy apples to make.
These homemade candy apples from SweetandSimpleLiving.com have the perfect red glow.