• Candy Apple Kit

Candy Apples

In case you haven’t noticed the pumpkin-errythang, it’s fall. And I’m all in. I love the boots, pumpkins, colors… but we’re keepin’ it old school here with candy apples.

We made these yesterday after our first attempt was a fail. So, I’ll just save you some trouble here. When you are boiling the liquid candy, it does not need to get all the way to 302 degrees per the package. I don’t see how that’s possible without burning it. So the second time around, when it started to smell like it was about to burn around 250 degrees, I shut the heat off and quickly dipped the apples. The came out perfect. I used the Concord Food kit and other than the temperature issue, it was super easy and they tasted great!

Things you’ll need:
Concord Foods candy apple kit
Candy thermometer
Wax paper or a silicon baking sheet


  • 1. Insert sticks into apples.
  • 2. Prepare candy coating per the packaging instructions except two things—use medium heat and slowly increase the heat after boiling for about 10 minutes, using a candy thermometer to check the temperature. When the temperature reaches around 250, remove from heat and immediate dip the apples to coat.
  • 3. Place dipped apples on wax paper or a silicon baking sheet to cool and set. They are ready to eat in about 5 minutes!