Cinnamon-Schnapps-Spiked Candy Apples; A Devilish Treat

spiked candy apples

Planning an adults-only Halloween party? If so, consider spicing things up with these Cinnamon-Schnapps-Spiked Candy Apples! Skip the caramel and go for a devilish treat that can be paired with shots of cinnamon schnapps or red hot candies!

I made a batch of these several years ago thinking they’d be just okay. They were divine! In place of skewers, use Popsicle sticks painted orange and black. The Dollar Store also sells some cute miniature witches’ brooms that would be perfect. You can dip the tips of the apples immediately in to cinnamon sugar, nuts, red hot candies, or sprinkles. For an added touch of color, add several drops of red food coloring to the syrup mixture.

If you’re not a fan of cinnamon schnapps, you can use bourbon or another liquor in its place. Get creative! It’s Halloween after all!

Cinnamon-Schnapps-Spiked Candy Apples

Serves 6
Prep time 5 minutes
Cook time 20 minutes
Total time 25 minutes
Meal type




  • 6 Large organic apples
  • 6 Long wooden skewers
  • 2 Cups white sugar
  • 1/4 cup light corn syrup
  • 3/4 cups water
  • 5 Tablespoons cinnamon schnapps


Step 1
Organic apples are a must or you will need to soak the apples in 6 cups of boiling water with 1 teaspoon of vinegar. Remove from heat. Dip apple in water. Let dry completely.
Step 2
Line a cookie sheet with waxed or parchment paper.
Step 3
Wash and dry the apples. Insert a stick into each apple.
Step 4
Heat sugar, corn syrup, schnapps, and water over medium heat.
Step 5
Cook until a candy thermometer reaches 300 (hard crack).
Step 6
Remove from the heat and carefully dip each apple into the mixture, spinning to cover.
Step 7
Allow excess candy to drip back into pan.
Step 8
Place on prepared sheet and allow them to harden.

Posted on by Crystal in Food & Recipes

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