How to Make Edible Glitter for Candy Apples

How To Make Edible Glitter For Candy Apples

Candy apples are a fun and delicious treat. If you want to make them extra special, you will want to know how to make edible glitter for candy apples. This will take your candy apples up a notch and make them extra fun.

Edible glitter is safe to eat but gives the food a sparkly appearance similar to real glitter. Not only is it great for candy apples, but also cakes, cookies, candy and other baked goods. It is a simple and fun way to make your desserts extra special.

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What You Will Need to Make Edible Glitter For Candy Apples

Ingredients For the Edible Glitter 

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 to 10 drops of food coloring

For the Candy Apples

  • 6 apples
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 cups white sugar
  • ½ cup light corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons orange gel food color
  • 2 teaspoons purple gel food color
  • Prepared edible glitter
  • 1-2 tablespoons baking soda or apple cider vinegar

Equipment

  • Lollipop sticks
  • Clean jar with a tight-fitting lid
  • A large pot of boiling water
  • Baking tray
  • Large Spoon
  • Medium bowl
  • Parchment paper
  • Medium saucepan

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Step by Step Instructions: Edible Glitter

Step One: Preheat Your Oven

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Let the oven stay heated for 10 minutes at 350 degrees.

Step Two: Mix Sugar and Food Coloring

In a clean jar, add the granulated sugar and one drop of your choice of food coloring at a time. Thoroughly shake the jar to ensure the food coloring thoroughly coats the sugar.  Repeat the process as needed until the mix reaches your desired color.

Step Three: Bake the Sugar Mixture

Spread the sugar across the baking sheet and bake for 1o minutes. Allow the colored sugar to thoroughly cool, for an hour, and break up any large pieces. Store the edible glitter in an airtight container.

Step by Step Instructions on How to Make Candy Apples with Glitter

Step One: Clean the Apples

Bring a large pot of water to a boil and add 1-2 tablespoons of baking soda or apple cider vinegar. Place 3-4 apples in the pot at a time. Leave the apples in the water for 30 seconds to one minute, turning with a spoon to fully cover.

Then, remove the apples from the water and fully dry them with paper towels. Place the apples on a baking tray lined with parchment paper.

Step Two: Bring the Water to a Simmer

Bring the water to a low simmer in a medium saucepan. Add the white sugar and corn syrup. Stir together until the mix is fully combined.

Bring the Water to a Simmer

Step Three: Add Vanilla and Food Coloring

Add the vanilla and food coloring to the sugar mixture. Repeat the process with your other food coloring.

Step Four: Dip the Apples

Add the lollipop sticks to the apples. Dip the apples in the candy coating and allow them to dry on a baking tray with parchment paper.

Step Five: Cover the Candy in Edible Glitter

Cover the candy apples in a layer of corn syrup. Then, dip the candy apples in the edible glitter.

Galaxy Apple Recipe Tips and Tricks

By cleaning the apples in a pot of boiling water mixed with baking soda or apple cider vinegar, you will remove the wax coating. This will allow the candy coating to go smoothly onto the apple and reduce the chance of bubbles forming.

Galaxy Apple Recipe Tips and Tricks

The best type of apple to use for candy apples is Ganny Smith. The tartness of Granny Smith goes well with the sweet candy covering. However, you can also use Fuji, Gala, Honey Crisp, and Pink Lady apples as well.

Candy apples can be kept at room temperature in an airtight container for up to three days. Store them somewhere that is cool and out of the way of direct sunlight. Don’t keep the candy apples in the fridge, as it can cause the candy coating to become sticky and messy.

You can easily make multiple batches of edible glitter in different colors. You can even mix different colors of the edible glitter together after is done for a two-tone effect.

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How To Make Edible Glitter For Candy Apples

Candy apples are a fun and delicious treat. If you want to make them extra special, you will want to know how to make edible glitter for candy apples. This will take your candy apples up a notch and make them extra fun.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: How To Make Edible Glitter For Candy Apples
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Equipment

  • Lollipop sticks
  • Clean jar with a tight-fitting lid
  • A large pot of boiling water
  • Baking Tray
  • Large Spoon
  • Medium bowl
  • Parchment paper
  • Medium saucepan

Ingredients
  

For the Edible Glitter

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 to 10 drops of food coloring

For the Candy Apples

  • 6 apples
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 cups white sugar
  • ½ cup light corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons orange gel food color
  • 2 teaspoons purple gel food color
  • Prepared edible glitter
  • 1-2 tablespoons baking soda or apple cider vinegar

Instructions

Edible Glitter

  • Preheat Your Oven - Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Let the oven stay heated for 10 minutes at 350 degrees.
  • Mix Sugar and Food Coloring - In a clean jar, add the granulated sugar and one drop of your choice of food coloring at a time. Thoroughly shake the jar to ensure the food coloring thoroughly coats the sugar. Repeat the process as needed until the mix reaches your desired color.
  • Bake the Sugar Mixture - Spread the sugar across the baking sheet and bake for 1o minutes. Allow the colored sugar to thoroughly cool, for an hour, and break up any large pieces. Store the edible glitter in an airtight container.

Candy Apples with Glitter

  • Clean the Apples - Bring a large pot of water to a boil and add 1-2 tablespoons of baking soda or apple cider vinegar. Place 3-4 apples in the pot at a time. Leave the apples in the water for 30 seconds to one minute, turning with a spoon to fully cover.
  • Then, remove the apples from the water and fully dry them with paper towels. Place the apples on a baking tray lined with parchment paper.
  • Bring the Water to a Simmer - Bring the water to a low simmer in a medium saucepan. Add the white sugar and corn syrup. Stir together until the mix is fully combined.
  • Add Vanilla and Food Coloring - Add the vanilla and food coloring to the sugar mixture. Repeat the process with your other food coloring.
  • Dip the Apples - Add the lollipop sticks to the apples. Dip the apples in the candy coating and allow them to dry on a baking tray with parchment paper.
  • Cover the Candy in Edible Glitter - Cover the candy apples in a layer of corn syrup. Then, dip the candy apples in the edible glitter.

Notes

By cleaning the apples in a pot of boiling water mixed with baking soda or apple cider vinegar, you will remove the wax coating. This will allow the candy coating to go smoothly onto the apple and reduce the chance of bubbles forming.
The best type of apple to use for candy apples is Ganny Smith. The tartness of Granny Smith goes well with the sweet candy covering. However, you can also use Fuji, Gala, Honey Crisp, and Pink Lady apples as well.
Candy apples can be kept at room temperature in an airtight container for up to three days. Store them somewhere that is cool and out of the way of direct sunlight. Don’t keep the candy apples in the fridge, as it can cause the candy coating to become sticky and messy.
You can easily make multiple batches of edible glitter in different colors. You can even mix different colors of the edible glitter together after is done for a two-tone effect.
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Making Stunning Edible Sparkle Candy Apples

Making edible glitter is an easy way to make your candy apples more special. By simply using food coloring and sugar, you can create your own edible glitter. It is completely safe to eat and looks great on all your desserts.

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