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Trick-or-treat red candy apple recipe
Trick-Or-Treat Red Candy Apples
Prep Time
20 mins
Total Time
20 mins

Red Candy Apples, perfect for a Halloween trick-or-trick bag. They might not be too spooky, although the bright red looks pretty bloody, isn't it?  Kids will love them, they look fun and making them is super easy.

Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: halloween treats
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 288 kcal
Author: Daniela Apostol
  • 4 smaller red apples
  • 1 cup caster or granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tsp vinegar
  • 1/8 tsp red food colouring
  1. Place the sugar, water and vinegar in a saucepan and bring them to a boil over a low heat, then leave to simmer until the caramel thickens slightly.

  2. Keep an eye on it, as the sugar melts and the mixture thickens pretty quickly.
  3. Wash and dry the apples well, then stick wooden skewers down into the apples about halfway through.
  4. Once the mixture coats the back of a spatula, add the red food colouring, give it a stir, turn off the heat, then quickly dip the apples, tilting the pan for an even coating.
  5. Allow any excess to drip back in the pan.
  6. Place the apples on a non-stick baking sheet, you will see that the candy hardens almost straight away.
Nutrition Facts
Trick-Or-Treat Red Candy Apples
Amount Per Serving
Calories 288
% Daily Value*
Sodium 3mg0%
Potassium 194mg6%
Carbohydrates 75g25%
Fiber 4g16%
Sugar 68g76%
Vitamin A 100IU2%
Vitamin C 8.3mg10%
Calcium 11mg1%
Iron 0.2mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.