Toffee apples recipe

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Toffee apples complete any Halloween or Bonfire Night party, and they're easy to make too. Follow this simple step-by-step video guide to make your own.

Toffee apples
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  • healthy
Preparation Time5 mins
Cooking Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Five A DayOne
Cost RangeCheap
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories306 Kcal15%
Sugar67 g74%
Fat3 g4%
Salt0.4 gRow 3 - Cell 2
Protein4 g8%
Carbohydrates78 g30%
Salt0.4 gRow 6 - Cell 2

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.

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




  1. Clean the apples and push a lolly stick into the top of each and set aside.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

Jessica Dady
Food Editor

Jessica Dady is Food Editor at GoodtoKnow and has over 11 years of experience as a digital editor, specialising in all things food, recipes, and SEO. From the must-buy seasonal food hampers and advent calendars for Christmas to the family-friendly air fryers that’ll make dinner time a breeze, Jessica loves trying and testing various food products to find the best of the best for the busy parents among us. Over the years of working with GoodtoKnow, Jessica has had the privilege of working alongside Future’s Test Kitchen to create exclusive videos - as well as writing, testing, and shooting her own recipes. When she’s not embracing the great outdoors with her family at the weekends, Jessica enjoys baking up a storm in the kitchen with her favourite bakes being chocolate chip cookies, cupcakes, and a tray of gooey chocolate brownies