Making candy fruit is a fun and creative way to enjoy a sweet treat that also looks amazing. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to make candy fruit at home.
- Fruit of your choice (apples, grapes, strawberries, etc.)
- Candy melts or chocolate chips
- Food coloring (optional)
- Wax paper
Step 1: Preparing the Fruit
Choose fresh, ripe fruit that is free of blemishes. Wash and dry the fruit thoroughly. If you are using strawberries, remove the green tops. If you are using grapes, thread them onto toothpicks.
Step 2: Melting the Candy or Chocolate
Place candy melts or chocolate chips in a heatproof bowl and melt according to package instructions. If desired, add food coloring to create the desired color.
Step 3: Dipping the Fruit
Dip the fruit into the melted candy or chocolate, making sure it is completely coated. Tap the fruit gently to remove any excess.
Step 4: Setting the Candy
Place the coated fruit onto a sheet of wax paper. Allow the candy to set completely, which may take up to an hour.
Step 5: Serving and Storing
Serve the candy fruit as a sweet treat or use it to decorate cakes, cupcakes, or other desserts. Store the candy fruit in an airtight container in a cool, dry place for up to one week.
Enjoy making and eating your own candy fruit! Feel free to get creative and try different fruit and candy combinations.