What's the best apple for red candy apples?

Red candy apples don’t only have to be enjoyed at the county fair. This old-fashioned, delicious indulgence can be easily prepared in the comfort of your own home and is a fun activity for the family! When deciding on which apple to use, consider flavor profiles of each variety and what your preference is; sweet or tart.

For red candy apples, we recommend a sweet, crisp variety like Honeycrisp. If you prefer tartness to offset the sweetness of the candy coating, go with a Granny Smith or Pink Lady.

Pro tips

  • To remove waxy coating on apples before dipping, boil 6 cups of water and add 1 tablespoon of white vinegar. Dip apples in mixture for 5 seconds and then dry.
  • Serve apples in festive cupcake wrappers suited to any holiday!