Candy Apples with Gummy Worms

candy apples with gummy worms

Erik Rank

These ghoulish-looking candy apples are delicious and easy to make. 

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Yields: 4 servings
Total Time: 0 hours 35 mins



Grammy Smith apples

Wooden sticks

3/4 c.

praline crunch ice cream topping

1 c.


1/2 c.


Pinch cream of tartar

Green food coloring


gummy worms


Wash and dry apples. Insert the wooden sticks into tops of apples. Line a baking sheet with foil. Sprinkle 1/2 cup of the praline crunch topping over foil.In a medium saucepan, combine sugar, water, and cream of tartar. Bring to a boil, cover, and boil for 3 minutes. Uncover and cook until a candy thermometer reaches 300°F or hard-crack stage, approximately 3 minutes. Remove pan from stove and place in a bowl of hot water. Tint green if desired with a few drops of food coloring.Dip apples, one at a time, into candy to coat. Allow excess candy to drip off then place on prepared sheet. Sprinkle with remaining praline crunch and add gummy worms. Repeat with remaining apples and ingredients. Let apples cool completely before peeling from the foil.

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