Pack the crab apples in sterilized jars.
Combine the water, sugar and candies in a saucepan and boil until candies are melted, then pour over apples.
Place the lids on the jars and screw tightly.
Place on a rack in a container deep enough to allow water to come 2 inches above the jar tops.
Process in boiling water for 20 minutes.
Remove jars from water and cool away from drafts.