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Neon Pink Candy Apples DIY Tutorial

Neon Pink Candy Apples Tutorial

Welcome to the ORIGINAL pink opaque Neon Bright Hot Pink Candy Apples Blog YouTube post! My recipe tutorial was the second of all candy apple recipe posted on YouTube at the time besides a traditional carnival Red candy apple recipe. These instructions are super cute and easy to follow in the video, please see the instructions and steps below if you need further help! Please share this post and TAG @sweethaute if you make some gorgeous Candy Apples of your own! 

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These candy apples were so FUN to create and today I am sharing how I made these really colorful and vibrant beauties from scratch. You can DIY this at home so quickly and easily. I had to purchase the correct types of food coloring, yet I already had the wooden dowels / sticks from a previous candy apple project. I went ahead and tried to find the smallest apples possible so they would be perfect portion sizes for kids as well as adults that do not want all the sweetness. These particular candy apples are the 'hard shell' candy apples, like a lollipop or jolly rancher candy's texture.

Candy coating with make between 12-18 apples depending on the SIZE of apple you use for your event. I would suggest using the cute small size for weddings and baby showers because most adults do not want to eat a gigantic size dessert of this nature. {messy, sticky, chewy}...yet kids do love it!
Recipe yields: 12-14 mini apples/ 12 apples


12 Apples (small or medium are perfect for little hands)
2 Teaspoon White Food Coloring
2 Teaspoon Hot Pink Food Coloring
Wooden/ Paper Sticks
1 Teaspoon Vanilla extract (or different flavor)
Silicone Spatula
Baking Sheet or Parchment Paper
Cooking Non-stick Spray
Candy Thermometer
1/2 Cup 'Light' Corn Syrup
1 Cup Water
3 Cups granulated Sugar

Gather your ingredients, I thought I had corn syrup but I forgot I used it all during the holidays so make sure you have everything.

Image above: I used wax, but next time I will be using PARCHMENT, it would work so much nicer for this project. The wax paper wanted to stick to candy underneath. 

Image above: Here you can (sort of) see the size of the food coloring, you can order them or pick them up at a party supply store, craft store that carries cake decorating supplies, or professional bakery supply.

Step 1:

Wash apples, REMOVE stem, and make sure they are completely dry. Insert the sticks and set them aside. Prepare the baking sheet with cooking non-stick spray, wax paper, or parchment paper, this is where the apples will cool.

Step 2:

Find a sturdy, thick, medium size, pot and place candy thermometer on side but be sure not to have it tough the bottom of sauce pan. Next, spray your 1/2 cup measuring cup with cooking spray BEFORE pouring in the light corn syrup.

Then place the water, light corn syrup, sugar, and food coloring in pot. Sir mixture on stove with medium to high heat, then wait until the candy mix comes to a boil.

I used the Americolor Bright White soft gel food coloring .75oz bottle, and the Americolor Electric Pink soft gel food coloring, .75oz bottle. You can trade the pink out for any color to make a different bright opaque color when combined with the bright white food coloring gel.

Step 3:

Once candy mix reaches 300-302 degrees F or the (hard crack candy phase), depending on your stove it show be about 15-20 minutes, keep your eye on it you do not want to burn the candy. Do not let mixture over boil out of pot.

Step 4:

Then when candy mix reaches 302 degrees F, and AFTER it reaches temperature...stir in your Vanilla Extract, or whatever flavoring you purchased for project.

My daughters hand....stirring in the Vanilla extract.

Step 5:

Quickly dip each apple, let excess drip off then place on baking sheet to cool. WARNING: be careful, candy is very hot and kids should not help with this stage.

Step 6:

Store at room temperature, DO NOT store in refrigerator....outer candy coating will become sticky and 'liquify' and you will have a mess.

Step 7:

Package them in cellophane wrap, saran wrap, or box them to give as treats. These are a great idea for birthday parties, valentines day, candy dessert bars, baby/ bridal showers, breast cancer awareness month, cheerleading, carnival themes, weddings, bachelorette, sorority sister gifts etc. They last for about 3-7 days, keep out of sunlight.

Hope you really enjoy this tutorial and that it helps you create some wonderful candy apples...
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~Be Sweet
Sweetest Haute

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  1. Anonymous4:48 PM

    These are so dang cute! Neon pink candy apples!!! I love pink especially hot pink!

    1. thank you they are so beautiful right?!

  2. OMG! Those are awesome - perfect for a girl's party!

    1. Yes, these are a GREAT idea for girl's parties, baby showers, bridal and wedding favors, gender reveals and of course Valentine's day:)

  3. Love these bright colored apples! Stop by our link party tomorrow morning, as you are being featured! Be sure to grab a feature button, too!

    1. thank you Amy for the feature....!!! and for visiting

  4. Wow, those so look good - too good to eat almost!
    Thanks for sharing your tutorial on Tutorial Thursdays Linky Party this month.
    I look forward to seeing you again in the next month's linky.
    Marigolds' Loft

  5. How long do they have to cool before being ready to serve and can they be made in bite sizes and still be decent?

    1. Cool within 45 min, at least mine did....I guess so bite size is always great.
      Using mini apples are also an option

  6. How many apples can you may with the amounts you have given

    1. about one dozen + plus regular sized apples, lots to spare....especially if you use mini apples you can possibly make 2 dozen.

  7. Your apples are BEAUTIFUL! What's your secret to removing air bubbles?

    1. Dip quickly, spin before it starts to cool. Also I've heard to wash the wax off completely.


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