Halloween Toffee Apples

2 Nov

To me, toffee apples are an essential part of Halloween. They are as important to me as carving pumpkins or scaring the hell out of people! These are traditional toffee apples (Well I think so). They are super sticky and if you have loose teeth I wouldn’t recommend taking a chomp out of this but I love them! I sunk my teeth into these while I was carving my pumpkin and I was in paradise! So much fun. I also love the color of these because of the red food coloring, it’s so vibrant!


about 8 apples of choice, I used braeburn and gala

400g golden caster sugar

1tsp vinegar

4tbsp golden syrup

1-2tsp red food coloring, optional

8 lolly sticks

  • Wash and dry the apples and remove the stalks. Insert the lolly sticks halfway in. Lay out a sheet of baking parchment for letting the apples cool later.
  • Put the sugar and 100ml water in a medium saucepan over a low to moderate heat and cook, stirring constantly until the sugar is dissolved completely.
  • Add the vinegar, golden syrup and red food coloring, if using. Kepp cooking until the mixture reaches 140ºc or it has reached the soft ball stage. This is when you pour a spoon of the mixture into a bowl of cold water and you should be able to gather it into a soft ball with your fingers.
  • As soon as the mixture has finished cooking, dip the apples in the toffee and swirl around until fully coated. Lay on the sheet of baking parchment and repeat with the remaining apples.
  • Leave the apples until set, then wrap with cellophane squares and tie eith ribbon or eat straight away!

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