Toffee apples recipe

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makes: 6
Skill: easy
Cost: cheap
5-a-day: 1
Prep: 5 min
Cooking: 15 min

Nutrition per portion

Calories 306 kCal 15%
Fat 3g 4%
Carbohydrates 78g 15%
  -  of which Sugars 67g 74%
Protein 4g 8%
Salt 0.4g 7%
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  • No Halloween or Bonfire Night party is complete without some traditional toffee apples. To create these classic sticky and sweet treats, just follow our simple toffee apple recipe. We’ve even included an easy-peasy-to-follow video how to, to help you get them spot on every time.

    Ready in just 20 mins, plus cooling time, these delicious toffee apples will complete any autumnal party (because they’re too good to save just for Halloween). This recipe makes 6.

    If you want to give these apples a red glow, add a few drops of red food colouring to the sugar mixture once you’ve removed from the heat. Or dip in flaked almonds for extra crunch.

    Love a good Halloween feast? We’ve got loads more delicious Halloween recipes to try right here!


    • 6 Granny Smith apples
    • 300g demerara sugar
    • 3tbsp golden syrup
    • 25g salted butter
    • 1½tsp cider vinegar
    • Lolly sticks or skewers


    • Clean the apples and push a lolly stick into the top of each and set aside.

    • Gently dissolve the sugar, syrup and butter in a saucepan with 75ml water then stir through the vinegar. Turn up the heat and boil until the mixture reaches 140C when it will have reached the toffee stage.

    • Carefully dip the apples into the hot toffee and swirl to coat, if the pan is too shallow use a spoon to coat. Place on a board lined with baking paper to set.

    • Eat your toffee apples!

    Top tip for making Toffee apples

    Use a sugar thermometer to ensure the temperature is right - alternatively, drop a little of the mixture into a bowl of cold water and if the syrup separates into threads which are hard but not brittle, it is ready.

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