The Best Apple Candy Recipes

An apple a day keeps the doctor away, but can the same be said of apple candies? Only one way to find out. Try one of these delicious apple candy recipes, like caramel apples, candy apples, apple fudge, apple caramels, and apple truffles. They're a cure for the boring candy blues—no doctor's prescription needed.

  • 01 of 05

    Candy Bar Caramel Apples

    Granny Smith Apple in Bowl of Caramel

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    Plain old caramel apples are a favorite of many. There's something about the sweetness of caramel that just perfectly melds with the tart taste of an apple. However, don't be afraid to get creative. You can try making these candy bar caramel apples that not only cover the apples in delicious caramel but a melted candy bar as well. We like to use snickers but you can use any chocolate candy bar you'd like.

  • 02 of 05

    Candy Apples


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    A layer of crunchy cinnamon hard candy coats a crisp, tart apple in this old-fashioned favorite. This recipe uses a secret weapon to get that perfect spicy cinnamon flavor over the apple: red hot candies. The best part about using red hot candies is that you won't have to worry about adding any extra flavoring or food coloring.

  • 03 of 05

    Apple Spice Truffles

    Apple pie truffles recipe

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    Apple spice truffles have the warm fall flavors of fresh apples and spicy cinnamon mixed with milk chocolate. The truffles are coated in chocolate and topped with crushed graham crackers to give these truffles all the flavors of delicious apple pie. These are the perfect desserts to serve at the end of your fall parties and festivities.

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    Apple Cider Caramels

    Apple Cider Caramels

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    In these apple cider caramels, the sweet, slightly burnt caramelized sugar taste pairs perfectly with the tart apple cider, spicy cinnamon, and rich butter. These caramels are soft, silky-smooth, and won’t stick in your teeth. Be sure to do a little bit of planning with this recipe as it does take a little more time than the others on this list.

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    Apple Pâtes De Fruits

    Apple Pâtes de Fruits

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    These apple pâtes de fruits have a wonderful sweet-tart flavor and a great texture. Pâtes de Fruits are a traditional French candy that is sometimes described as a very condensed jam. These chewy candies practically burst with apple flavor with every bite.