Cinnamon Candy Apples - These vintage-inspired cinnamon candy apples are the perfect Fall treat! #retrorecipe

1960’s Cinnamon Candy Apples

  • Author: Michelle Ferrand
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 6 Cinnamon Candy Apples 1x
  • Category: dessert


These Cinnamon Candy Apples are the perfect treat for any Halloween party!



  • 2 tablespoons distilled white vinegar
  • 6 small to medium apples
  • 6 lollipop sticks or other sticks
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon red food coloring
  • 2 drops maroon food coloring
  • 1012 drops cinnamon oil
  • Optional: gold leaf, sparkles, etc.


  1. To remove the was from the apples, bring a medium pot of water and vinegar to a boil over high heat.
  2. Reduce heat to low, and one at a time place an apple in the hot water for 5 seconds. Remove the apple and rub dry with a clean dishtowel. Repeat with remaining apples.
  3. Line a baking sheet or platter with parchment paper and librally spray with nonstick spray.
  4. To make the candy coating, stir together the sugar, water, corn syrup and food coloring into a medium pot.
  5. Without stirring, bring the sugar mixture to a boil over medium-high heat. Continue cooking until the mixture reaches 300 degrees (hard-crack stage)on a candy thermometer.
  6. While the sugar mixture cooks, remove the stems from the apples and insert a stick into the center.
  7. Remove from heat and quickly stir in the cinnamon oil.
  8. Dip an apple into the candy coating, slowly turning the apple to coat all the sides, and place on the parchment lined baking sheet. Repeat with remaining apples.
  9. Add any decorations (gold leaf or sparkles) to apples while the candy is warm.
  10. Once candy has cooled, cut apples into slices before eating…you definitely cannot take a bite from one!


-Recipe Adapted from Better Homes and Gardens Cookies and Candies Cookbook.

Keywords: how to make, apples, halloween party

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