Tips And Tricks For Making The Perfect Rose Candy Apples

Rose Candy Apples
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Rose Candy Apples are perfect for all seasons, reasons, and people! There’s no one who doesn’t love the delicious crunch of the hard candy followed by the crisp apple inside of it. It is a perfect dessert that combines sweet and savoury and is fun to look at too. It is also a food with a lot of nostalgia from spending childhood at the fair.

They are absolutely fun and easy to make, and here are some Rose Bakes Candy Apples tips and tricks to achieve perfection.

What You Will Need

  • Cooking Spray
  • Rose Mould/ Ice Tray
  • 2 Cup Granulated Sugar
  • ¾ Cup Water
  • ½ Cup Light Corn Syrup
  • Food Colouring (A few drops)
  • 6 Granny Smith Apples – Medium Sized


  • Step 1

To begin with, spray the rose mould or ice tray with cooking spray and set aside.

  • Step 2

Wash the apples and dry them thoroughly with a tea towel. Once they’re dry, remove the stem and insert wooden or popsicle sticks into them about halfway through. Set them aside.

  • Step 3

Take a heavy-bottomed pot, add sugar, water, corn syrup and food colour, and turn the stove on to medium heat. Let it come to a boil! Set the candy thermometer and allow it to boil until the temperature reaches between 300° to 310°. This should take anywhere from 15 to 20 minutes, and once it does, you should remove it from the heat immediately.

  • Step 4

Tilt the pot slightly to pool the liquid candy to one side and quickly dip the apples in. It is going to be very hot, and you need to be very quick. After dipping them thoroughly, place them in the mould and allow them to cool.

Once they have cooled, they should slide out right out of the mould with ease.

Tips And Tricks

While we’ve covered the basics, the secret is in the tips and tricks. If you know the right tricks, making Rose Candy Apples will be easy as pie!

The Fruit

  • While you can use any apple you like, granny smith apples are ideal for this as they’re crisp and slightly sour, making for a great combination.
  • Select apples with no soft areas.
  • The apple has to be completely dry so that the candy can stick to it.
  • Choose medium-sized apples, as they give you the perfect balance between sweet and sour.

The Candy

  • Refrigerate your apples for approximately 30 minutes so the candy can stick to them perfectly.
  •  Add a teaspoon of shortening to the candy mix right before you’re ready to dip the apples. This reduces splatter and will protect you from burns.
  • When you wash the apples, dip them in hot or even boiling water to remove the wax completely; this will ensure that there are no bubbles.


Making Rose Bakes Candy Apples is very easy if you know the right tricks and tips. If you want a hands-on lesson before you embark on your candy apple-making journey, head over to Girls Nite Live. For just 9.99, you can learn from the hands of an expert.

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