How to Make Cinnamon Candy Apples
This easy Halloween treat is a spooky must-have!
Learn How to Make Cinnamon Candy Apples with this easy step by step recipe. Prepare a fun Halloween candy recipe for a party, or make these after Halloween has passed for a way to use up some leftover candy. No matter your reason for making these easy candy apples, you're sure to have no problem gobbling them up! Make sure you are cautious if you have little kids because this candy mixture gets quite hard and sticky when it hardens to the apple. We advise against letting kids with loose teeth or braces try to bite into one of these. Caramel apples tend to be a little softer to bite into, so for another version of this delicious Halloween treat, try this recipe for Perfect Caramel Apples.
- 2 cups sugar
- 3/4 cup water
- 1/2 cup light corn syrup
- 1/2 cup cinnamon candies
- 2 teaspoons red food coloring
- 6 green apples
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper; spray parchment well with cooking spray. Set aside.
In a heavy-bottomed dutch oven, combine sugar, water, corn syrup, cinnamon candies and food coloring.
Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-high to maintain a boil.
Insert candy thermometer and continue boiling until temperature reaches 310 degrees F. This is a "hard crack" stage.
Meanwhile, remove stems from apples and insert a wooden stick into the top of each apple. Set aside.
When mixture is ready, immediately remove from heat and allow bubbles to settle. Holding stick firmly, quickly dip apples in hot sugar mixture. Raise from the dip and allow some of the sugar to drip off. Place on prepared baking sheet; allow to cool.
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