Firecracker Candied Apples

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Aug. 05, 2011


Sugar 500 Milliliter (2 Cups)
Water 175 Milliliter (3/4 Cup)
Light corn syrup 125 Milliliter (1/2 Cup)
Red food coloring 1/2 Teaspoon
Pop rocks 9 1/2 Gram
Vegetable oil 1 Teaspoon
Ontario apple 12 Small (Crispin)
Candy stick 12


Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and brush generously with vegetable oil, set aside.

In a medium heavy bottomed pot, combine sugar, water, corn syrup and food colouring. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to medium high, boiling until candy mixture reaches a temperature of 290°F—300°F, hard crack stage, about 20 minutes.

Empty all Pop Rock packets into a small bowl and mix with the vegetable oil and set aside. Insert candy sticks half way into apples and place next to candy mixture.

When candy is ready, remove from heat, tilt pan slightly to one side while dipping an apple, twisting to thoroughly coat the apple and let excess candy drip away. Working quickly, remove from pot and lightly roll into pop rocks to coat sides. Some pop rocks may crackle from the heat. Place onto baking sheet to cool, repeat steps with remaining apples. Store candied apples at room temperature and enjoy within 24 hours for best results.

Best enjoyed within 24 hrs.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 20 Minutes
Ready In: 20 Minutes
Servings: 12

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 303Calories from Fat 5

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat %

Saturated Fat %

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 7 mg0.29%

Total Carbohydrates 78 g26%

Dietary Fiber 2 g8%

Sugars 65 g

Protein %

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet