Since my candy apples post is one of the most popular on my blog (of all time), I thought I'd throw together a short list of my favorite candy apple supplies.
The same list applies for the gourmet caramel apples that I make and are featured in this post. I have a missing hard drive with all of my candy apple pictures so I had to improvise today and show you caramel apples. You can see lots of actual candy apples here.
Candy Apple Supplies
First up, in this picture above you can see that the apples have sticks and are in those brown "cups". They're not really cups but I'm not sure what else to call them 🙂
I imagine there are other companies that make these, but I've only found a couple. I purchased those brown Wilton ones at Country Kitchen Sweetart.
You can also get red ones here or white ones here.
For the candy apple sticks, there are dozens of places and sizes to buy. I usually get big bags of sticks on Amazon anywhere from 5" to 7" long - depending on the best price. But I usually stick with the shorter ones because work better with my favorite boxes below.
Now let's talk about containers. Most people use bags (keep reading below) but I've found that I really love boxes best!
When you use the bags, your candy or caramel apple usually will end up sticking to the packaging. But when you put them in boxes, you avoid that problem. Bonus : they're so much prettier!!
If you you're an Amazon addict, like me, you can find the brown boxes on Amazon here. They also come in white. If you want to buy in bulk, I recommend getting them them here on BRP Box Shop.
Before I started using boxes, I'd use cellophane bags for my candy and caramel apples. I might still do this if I had a huge order where the customer wanted to cut some costs. Yes, I do charge a big more for the pretty boxes and ribbons.
The best size I've found is the 4" x 9" x 2" cellophane bags. The 2" measurement is important - otherwise the bag will be flat and not be able to expand for the apple. When I use the bags, I usually close them with twist ties, but you could also do ribbon or twine!
Okie-dokie - those are my Favorite Candy Apple Supplies for packaging! I know there are dozens of other options out there, but these are my faves.
Do you have something you like better? Leave me a comment!
Thanks ever so much for all the time you spend educating your readers. I truly enjoy reading your blog. A request, please: could you publish a recipe for RED cinnamon candied apples.....the kind where the coating is hard-candy-like?
Sincerely, from a big fan in California!
Thank you for sharing this information. Your kindness is appreciated!
Hi Rose, I am an avide reader of your posts. I was wondering if you would be willing to share your apple pricing?
Baton Rouge, LA
Hi Kimberly! I sell candy apples for $4 each and the caramel/white chocolate dipped apples are $11 each.
Thank you so much Rose.
Hi, I have a question just wondering if you sell your apples for $4&$12 how much would you sell to someone that wants to resell your apples? Thank you!
Hey Ashley - this is not something I have any experience with. I would think you'd have to have a pretty big operation and streamlined methods to discount for resale. For ME, if someone wanted to resell, it would be their responsibility to sell them for higher than my asking price (which I would not discount).
I'm going to tried the apples for my son's wedding favors. I am also going to used the box to store them in.
I found your website today. I want to make candy apples to sell but I have not made candy apples before and I would love to get my granddaughter involved, she's 12 years old.
Are there any tips that you can share that will help me-for instance how many apples to attempt at one time.
Also as far as pricing-I am thinking $6.00 for plain candy apples and perhaps $10.00 or $11.00 for the more fancier ones.
Your pricing sounds good. I don't do more than one batch at a time - the candy gets hard too fast when you try to do more.
how do you make candyapples blue do have to buy candy mixes or what
What Carmel would I need to buy and where can I get it?
We use Peter's - it can be found on Amazon here: https://amzn.to/2lnM4Ve For more info on caramel and chocolate apples, this post may help: https://rosebakes.com/gourmet-caramel-white-chocolate-apples/
Hi Rose. Thanks for all the info. However, I do not see where to purchase the cellophane bags for the Candied Apples. I want to get the appropriate kind so as to not stick. Can you advise? Thanks
Please note she mentions in the post that the apples could stick to the bags, so she prefers the boxes, but if she needs to use bags, she uses these: https://www.amazon.com/100-Bag-Set-Gussett-Style/dp/B00A7AMN2G/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&qid=1518125767&sr=8-3&keywords=4%22+x+9%22+cellophane+bags&linkCode=sl1&tag=rosebakes-20&linkId=3512cda9e1168da9b020b72a73bfea43