. I want mines like yours. I’m wondering if these will be ok to package in cellophane bags? I found that smaller fruits make great party snacks. The first time I tried the recipe I had lots of air bubbles. How do you get that pretty white white on the apples. I bought a bag of Kraft Caramels and there was a recipe on the back of the bag! I was just sitting here and came across your recipe for these ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS candy apples. I made these and they were so pretty. Makes you want to preserve them, rather than eat them. I’m honestly not sure!? —Agnes Ward, Stratford, Ontario, Colorful Candied Apples Recipe photo by Taste of Home. I have the practiced the Orange recipe. ), then spray a cookie sheet with non-stick butter spray. Then dry it and reuse the same pot. I’m sorry! I’d use a lot of royal blue or navy blue gel after the white until you get the desired color! I could hardly get them in the bag, they kept sticking to it. What am I doing wrong? HAVE YOU EVER FIGURED OUT HOW TO GET THE BUBBLES FROM FORMING ON THE CANDY APPLES AT LEAST 90% OF THE TIME??? Thank you! Thank you that’s great to know!! Hi. Now since you are so great at the candy apples do you have a recipe for carmel apples? I’ve never had a candy apple. Trying to get the color without having to use the foul tasting gel color. I use heavy stainless still pots. Thanks! This delicious recipe via 1 Fine Cookie.Simply Delicious presents these sticky sweet and sinister poison toffee apples.And if black or bloody doesn’t scream “poison” to you, then you can dye your apples any color you like. If I could just figure out how to make them […], […] 12. I have this one, but this Dot thermometer would also be great! These nostalgic treats are easily made with just a few ingredients and offer appealing profit margins. Just an idea, although I don’t know what I would use to dip them with; maybe a toothpick? I used Americolor Gel Colors– I’m not sure the liquid food coloring found at the grocery store would work as well. What you use for glitter effects. How fun is that! The hot candy melts the wax and the paper ends up sticking to the bottom of the candy apples! Because if you could lick, lick, lick, just one spot, long enough to get to bare apple, you could then sink your teeth into it and start eating. Tilt your pot a little to help easily cover your apples. Instead of vanilla flavoring I replaced it with a Watermelon Flavoring by Lorann. {Source: Rose Bakes} […], […] recipe and photo credit to: rosebakes.com […], […] Candy Apples by Martha Stewart 5. By the time the party started the candy was half way gone off the apple. Thanks for sharing at Tasty Creations. Thanks for sharing in our link party!! Is there anyway to get rid of the white specs, like maybe adding the bright white americolor into the mix a little earlier (in hope of the specs separating to form a even color as a end result. This will take about 20 minutes. . had a client tell me my apples were mushy on the inside…..how can I prevent this from happening? Boil 6 cups (1.4 liters) of water with 1 tablespoon (15 milliliters) of white vinegar. They were a big hit at my SILs baby shower : ). And even then we likely used the box version from the supermarket. Then you can, if you’d like, roll it in crushed candy, cookies or other toppings. Yeah – I don’t do it enough to have it down to an exact science yet – it’s more of a guessing game. I don’t always get them smooth. Only problem I had was that when the apples hardened, I had a lot of access candy at the bottom of the apple. OMG! Thanks for sharing. How do I fix chewy toffee apple mix is there a method? Any idea why my candy apples (colored) came out too thick? I made Royal Purple and put them in clear bags with gold ribbon… my friend is going to be so happy with her gift…Thank you Rose for this wonderful idea . That’s the only thing that comes to mind. I decided to make them myself a few years ago to give to nieces and nephews. What products you use to do the glittery candy apples – 4th of July and the shinny bright neon colors. I love these! So I ran out of gel pretty quickly and headed over to the craft store. I don’t think I will be trying that batch lol. I thought of maybe trying to use less white, or seeing if there’s another brand available, but like I said, it doesn’t really bother me. Insert pop sticks into apples. Hi Rose, we tried your recipe and the apples came out great. These are fantastic! If that doesn’t work, you could also try dipping them in white candy melts or making a clear candy apple and then using a white airbrush on them. I just made some! This would create small, bite sized hard candy apples. I usually just wash them with warm water and dry them with paper towels. where do i purchase the wrappers for the apples? Please let me know if that makes no sense and I’ll try again . The white coloring is actually opaque white. I have tried making candy apples for our annual Halloween party every year using the box mix from the grocery store and recipes from the internet. You are so creative and by sharing your creations, you give us the opportunity to become super creative too. Baker. Yes – you need white plus the color you want the apples to be (pink, orange, blue, etc.). Kudos to YOU!!! I TRIED ALL OF YOUR SUGGESTIONS AND NOTHING SEEMS TO WORK, Think I figured it out.. This works for me. Do you know what I did wrong??? Only issue was I used the Americolor Electric Blue and its a lot darker than I thought it would be, could that mean I didn’t add enough white? I have never used jolly ranchers, but I am willing to try if they will work. Hi Rose, I tried this recipe last night and OMG! In a large heavy saucepan, combine sugar, water and corn syrup. And you’re not crazy… I love the caramel ones too, but candy is my favorite! That’s they way I’ve always eaten candy apples from the county fair and I’m convinced it’s the way they were meant to be… like hard candy and which would you think would go best for the tiffany blue theme? I’m making my first colored batch of candy apples on today. I’ throwing a “glow/rave party” for my daughter’s Sweet 16 in October and I want the snacks to have the glow in the dark effect. Add water, corn syrup, and sugar. Please leave them in the comments! Or too thick to even dip them? https://www.facebook.com/craftscakesandcats. Fill it up with water and let it sit… all the sugar will dissolve! To make your candy apples, melt your white chocolate in a large bowl in the microwave or on the stove. Yes… I’m a candy girl!! Please read through all of my notes – I describe them in detail. I would really love to try again, but I’m hesitant for fear of getting the same results. These poison apple earrings go with your best spooky outfit.How about poison apple fingertips from Taya?And last but not least, how about this glowing poison apple to complete your Evil Queen? Why my candy will not stick to the apples. I emphasize this because if you read through the comments on this post or any of my other candy apple posts, you’ll see many comments about the candy apples being too hard to eat. Everything steemed to work out the oly problem I had was when I put them down after dipping and letting excess run off it was like not enough candy ran off when they were hardened it was likes discs on the bottom making it difficult to eat. Thanks so much! I noticed a lot of bubbles….Thank you for you comment I was wonder how I could avoid them. We live in Florida and our house is air conditioned so I don’t understand why it happens. Then they candied those. Help!! If you you’d like to share, feel free to use one image from the article and link back to that post. Need help.. That sounds like my kind of shower… I love pink!! Let Rose Bakes show you how to make candy apples in any color of your choice. For the life of me, I don’t understand trying a candy apple recipe and complaining about it being hard. The lady requested red apples instead of green because of taste but they bubbled more than the actual store bought red candy Apple mix! She had never made them from scratch before, so she did her research, photographed the entire […], […] How to Make Hot Pink Candy Apples (or Any Color!!) All images & text on this site are property of Rose Bakes LLC. That’s awesome – so glad to hear it!! I wouldn’t recommend refrigerating – they get sticky. Yes, they’re hard, yes, you can eat them… and I already know . I’m thrilled that you would like to share something from Rose Bakes! So I search the internet for a recipe from scratch and came upon this recipe where I can even make PURPLE candy apples!!! of gel coloring (whichever color you want your apples to be! Thanks in advance . Hello have question. Thank you so much Lynn for your very sweet compliments!! The Hard outside is what made it a fair special that you only got that time of year.. Combine the sugar, corn syrup, water, and food coloring (both the white and color you want the apples to be) in a heavy boiler (sauce pan). But it left a really bad/bitter after taste. I’m considering doing these for my son’s 3rd birthday, but I wasn’t sure if they were pre-schooler friendly. Stir in food colorings. Chocolate Addict. Are you able to bite through the candy? I have to make 160 of these… in your opinion do you think I should make a few at a time or one big batch? Stir in food colorings. As far as the color – it will vary depending on the brand and amount of colors that you use. what do you do if you have left over mix…can i reuse left over mix at a later time. Hi, I put them in boiling water and dried them. Thanks for sharing that fabulous recipe. These are amazing! I will definitely make these again! I’m one of those crazy people who prefers caramel apples but these are so very pretty!!! Thanks. Late-night TV & Junk Food. Ok thank u I will try again this week. Is it going to be ok to still use and if so should I add more flavor once it’s done cooking? Coloured Candy Apples by Rose Bakes  7. Have you tried washing the wax off of the apples and drying them good before dipping? If you don’t bring it up to the hard candy stage, the sugar won’t harden as much. I would think that would be ideal. I have no idea – I’ve never done anything like that! Taste of Home is America's #1 cooking magazine. My grandmother used to make both red spiced apple rings and green ones. I have an electric stove and the heat is ot steady. I was trying to find good party favors that everyone could enjoy and weren’t those $.10 cheapo toys that get thrown away that cost a fortune! I don’t ship them, so I have no idea! i ordered all coloring. In the second bowl, add remaining cinnamon and the black food coloring. This site also contains other affiliate links which means that, at no additional cost to you, I may earn a small commission if you make a purchase. Just wondering if you had any ideas of something I may have done wrong. I don’t have light corn syrup, and cant find any where I’m from. Maybe a practice run? I just wanted to say I thought it was funny how many times you had to emphasize the candy texture! you stated that for a chewy texture we had to not leave it on the stove that long correct? Spider Cake Bites by Daily […], […] then, I’ve learned how to make candy apples in any color, and I’ve done them quite a few times! Set to medium-high heat and attach a candy thermometer. I’m so sorry! Let the excess candy mixture drip a little and then … And the idea of a caramel apple-textured candy apple seems so bizarre to me… like if I wanted a candy apple with the texture of a caramel apple, I’d just get a caramel apple. Ok great! Breakfast at Tiffany’s Bday party & I would love to make them in Tiffany blue! Help! Too think on the apples after they hardened? When the candy reaches 302°, immediately remove it from the heat and use a rubber spatula to stir in the vanilla (or other flavor). I fill it with water and let it soak until all the sugar dissolves. This is a great idea – colored candy apples! I was wondering though, if i could slice them and dip them in the colour, and have bite size candied apples? Thanks for that suggestion! Was the candy mixture overcooked or shd I hv used only 2 teaspoons of the bright white versus 2 tablespoons? Or you could try dipping in chocolate instead of candy!? Add your favorite oil-based food coloring and stir. I wasn’t quick enough and the candy hardened before I was done. Update 9/14/2015 – I am disabling comments on this post. They turned out beautiful! These multicolored candied, splattered and glittered apples will surely be the highlight of any get together. certainly, fit the bill. I used purple dye, and watermelon flavoring. Recipe: How to Make Hot Pink Candy Apples Summary: This recipe makes the candy on the candy apples hard. My mistake, I put them on wax paper to dry so the paper is stuck to the bottom. I love your work. Yes, you can use Wilton colors. They really only last 4-6 hours before the candy starts to draw moisture from the apple and get soft. You know…  “hard candy” – the same as Life Savers or Jaw Breakers. Also, what size sticks do you use? Michelle. I prefer Americolor given the choice, but I have use Wilton colors many times in the past and I believe that it will work just fine for the apples! But I will recommend they use green apples, your apples look so awesome. Wash and thoroughly dry apples; remove stems. God bless. A lot of people only ate caramel or chocolate covered. Sadly, I might not be able to help much. I’ve made bright green candy apples as well. The only ones they sell here are caramel or some chewy stuff… Not like my childhood I going to try the colors. I went back thru the comments and I see were you say to use 1/8 tsp. Please feel free to like my facebook and see what i have been up too! No, once it’s cooked, if you don’t dip apples in it, it cannot be reused. One question when you say use a sauce pan can I use any type of sauce pan or does that have to be a heavy duty sauce pan too? After dipping my apple do I direct them n any choice of pecans or how can I get any candy like nerds or gummy worms to stick to my apples. Hi there, I’m wondering how long they would last if it was refrigerated as I’m thinking of helping my friend make it for her wedding favours. Good luck with your apples! They had never seen them before! I haven’t ever tried that – but it would certainly be worth a shot! Just found your site…very nice. I found everything I needed at Hobby Lobby, Michaels, and WalMart. SOME WEBISTES HAVE INDICATED TO LET THE MIXTURE GET TO 310 AND THEN ALLOW THE MIXTURE TO GET TO 300 BEFORE I know you can buy edible body paint that is ‘glow in the dark’. I’ve followed you since the beginning of your baking blog and you’ve really grown as a professional. They look almost unreal, like really colorful toys. Today I’m sharing How to Make Candy Apples Any Color! Maybe it was something I did wrong, I will have to just try again….LOL Maybe I can bag them when right after they are cool instead of leaving them out in the air overnight? We think it’s just because it was a cheap one! they came out great though! Make sure it’s fully melted. Great idea for my baby hello kitty party… I will be doing pink and green. As of today, there are over 400 and most of the replies are repetitive! I use the recipe linked above but only the white coloring. Jesus Freak. What do you do? Sep 7, 2016 - This website is for sale! Good Books. What I found that works the best after the candy is gone from the pot is put water in it right away and return to stove and boil the water, the left over sugar dissolves and you just wipe out the pot. Thanks in advance. The vanilla just adds a hint of vanilla flavor. Being unable to find the kit in the store, i looked online and found your site. Dip each waxy apple into the mixture for 5 seconds, then pat dry. Via rosebakes.com […], […] Pie Recipe from Walking on Sunshine Recipes #2: Crock Pot Pot Roast from Flour on My Face #3: Homemade Candy Apples from Rose […], […]        I am all about eye candy and these brightly colored candy apples from Rose Bakes And You Can Too! 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