How To Remove Wax From Apples For Candy Apples

Are you looking to make candy apples for Halloween or a party? Are you struggling with the candy coating forming bubbles? Knowing how to remove wax from apples for candy apples can help solve this problem.


Fill a large pot full of water and bring it to a boil. Add in 1-2 tablespoons of baking soda or apple cider vinegar and mix together. Both baking soda and apple cider vinegar work along with the hot water to rid the apples of the wax.

Boil Water and Add Baking Soda or Apple Cider Vinegar


Once the water is close to a boil or at a boil, add 3-4 apples into the pot at a time. Use a spoon to turn them around so they get fully coated in water. Leave the apples in the water for 30 seconds to one minute.

Add Your Apples


After the apples have been washed, thoroughly dry them off with some paper towels. Make sure you dry every nook and cranny, as any water on the apple can also cause bubbles to form on the apples.

Dry Apples

TIPS AND TRICKS TO REMOVE WAX FROM APPLES The best apples to use for candy apples are Granny Smith, as their tart flavor pairs well with the sweetness of the candy coating. Their firm texture is also ideal to hold the weight of the candy.

How To Remove Wax From Apples For Candy Apples