I shared these on Facebook a few days ago, but I’m running away with a friend and having a girls day out today so I thought I’d do a short post about how to make purple candy apples, for those of you who might have missed them on Facebook!
I realize now that on Facebook, I linked back to my How to Make Candy Apples in Any Color post… and while you could absolutely use that recipe to make purple candy apples… that’s not what I did for these… ha!
I actually used candy apple mix from Sugarcraft. The brand is Candy Apple Magic and the flavor is Grape (Purple). And let me tell you… this stuff really has a grape taste! Add the sweet grape flavor with the tart Granny Smith apples… it was one delicious candy apple!
Lorann really has some of the best flavors and they’re really good (although I’ve never personally tried the grape). I had to tell you that just in case you hate it… so you can’t blame me 😉
Anyway… I just love the way these turned out! I also got to play with my new macro lens that night… and I’m so happy with my photos!
Although I still need to practice with it… in that first photo, if you look closely, it sort of looks like the apple is floating because I had the aperture too small (or something like that… I really have no idea what I’m talking about!!).
…and the pink and orange candy apples here:
*One last note – all of these are candy apples… as in hard candy apples. For my whole life, we’ve bought candy apples at the county fair and they’re hard … as in tooth-breaking, super-hard, gotta-lick-them-to-get-to-the-apple HARD. That’s the way they’re meant to be!! These are not caramel apples, soft or chewy or sticky. They are hard. I’m telling you this just in case anybody tries them then decides they want to send me a nasty email about how they’re hard and you can’t eat them … don’t bother. Yes, they’re hard, yes, you can eat them… and I already know 😉
**One more last note… ha! Many people have commented here and on the pink candy apples about bubbles in the candy. I know they aren’t nearly as pretty when that happens and it’s happened to me ALOT (I just don’t pick those to take pics of). I’m not 100% sure what causes it or how to prevent it. I’ve read that adding a teaspoon of butter or oil to the mix may help. I’ve also read that the apples must be room temperature and completely clean (wax free) and dry before dipping them. Even the slightest moisture on the apples will cause bubbles to form in the candy. I do hope that helps. The truth is, I haven’t made any apples since I read about these solutions so I don’t know if it’ll help or not!
What do you think? Do you have any questions about these candy apples? I also have a cake, pink apples and cupcakes to share with you from this party, but that’ll have to wait for another day!