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1 hour
Skill Level
4 apples

These JOLLY RANCHER Candy Apples are the perfect autumn treat. Coat Granny Smith or any tart apples in a candy shell made from melted JOLLY RANCHER Hard Candies, and add a drizzle of melted HERSHEY'S Premier White Creme Chips for a show-stopping presentation. Drizzle it just right and you can create a sweetly scary web pattern for Halloween!  Perfect for your fall parties, stock up on the simple ingredients and try this recipe for yourself! You'll be busting out the pumpkins, blankets and hot cider in no time.  If you love these JOLLY RANCHER Candy Apples, try making our HERSHEY'S Spider Web Caramel Apples next.

Ingredients & Directions

Prep Time
10 minutes
Bake Time
20 minutes
Cool Time
25 minutes



Step-By-Step Directions

Equipment Needed 
Oven Oven
Cookie Sheet Cookie Sheet
Wax Paper Wax Paper
Wooden Sticks Wooden Sticks
Container Oven-Safe Container
Microwave Microwave
Microwave-Safe Bowl Microwave-Safe Bowl

Heat oven to 350° F. Line baking sheet or cookie sheet with wax paper; set aside. Remove wrappers from candies. Wash and dry apples; remove stems. Press stick into center of each apple. (The apple should stay on the stick when you lift it, but don't push all the way through).


Place candies in medium oven-safe container or pot. (Heatproof glass measuring cup works well.) Heat candies in oven 15 to 20 minutes or until fully melted, but before beginning to bubble. (Do not stir unless necessary in order to avoid air bubbles on the apples). Remove from oven; place on heatproof surface.


Place white creme chips and shortening in microwave-safe container. Microwave at medium (50%) 30 seconds; stir. If necessary, microwave at medium an additional 10 seconds at a time, stirring after each heating, until chips are melted and mixture is smooth when stirred.


One apple at a time, dip apple into candy mixture, tilting pan as needed so that apples are covered almost all the way to the top. Allow excess coating to drip off; place on prepared baking sheet. Repeat until all apples are coated. (If the candy mixture begins to get firm, return pot to oven 2 to 3 minutes. Cool completely to room temperature 10 to 15 minutes). Drizzle with melted white creme chips*, if desired. Allow to set 5 to 10 minutes before serving.


Add blue sprinkles to white drizzle before it sets for a patriotic theme.

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