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Rainbow Candy Apples

Cayla Gallagher

Make candy apples that actually look like real candy with these fully customizable sweet treats.

Rainbow Candy Apples


  • 4 ½ cups granulated sugar

  • 1 ½ cups water

  • ¾ cups corn syrup

  • 3 tbsp white food colouring

  • rainbow food colouring

  • 12 granny smith apples

  • lollipop sticks or skewers

  • cooking spray


  1. You will be making 2 colours per batch, so just repeat these steps 3 times. Place 1 ½ cups granulated sugar, ½ cup water and ¼ cup corn syrup into a medium-sized pot and stir to combine. Add 1 tbsp white food colouring and several drops pink food colouring and mix well.

  2. Set to medium-high heat and attach a candy thermometer. Heat to 302F.

  3. In the meantime, wash the apples, remove the stems and insert lollipop sticks or skewers into the top. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray and set aside.

  4. Once the candy reaches 302F, dip 2 apples into the pink candy, then place on the baking sheet. Add some orange food colouring to the candy, mix well, then coat 2 apples in orange candy.

  5. To easily clean the pot between batches, pour out any excess candy into a silicone mold, then fill the pot with water. Bring to a boil and boil until the excess candy coating melts. Pour out the hot water, then repeat Steps 1-4, making yellow and green in one batch and blue and purple in the last batch.

Rainbow Candy Apples




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