Halloween Toffee Apples

Halloween Toffee Apples


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About this recipe: Delicious toffee apples coated in toffee - great for Halloween, fetes, fundraisers and birthday parties.


Serves: 9 

  • 9 small red apples
  • wooden skewers
  • 450g (1 lb) sugar
  • 150ml (1/4 pint) water
  • 30g (1 oz) butter
  • 1 tablespoon glucose
  • 3 drops red food colouring

Prep:1hr  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:1hr30min 

  1. Wash and dry the apples thoroughly. Impale them on the skewers.
  2. Place sugar and water into a saucepan, stir over heat until the sugar is dissolved. Add butter and glucose, cook rapidly, without stirring until it reaches 150 degrees C or is at hard crack stage.
  3. When mixture stops bubbling, add the red food colouring.
  4. Stand the saucepan in a large bowl of hot water to prevent the toffee from setting. Dip apples into the toffee to coat thoroughly. Stand upright (apple down) on a greased tray to set. When cold wrap in cellophane or greaseproof paper.

Cook's note

To make a peanut variation, roll apples in 125g chopped roasted peanuts after dipping into the toffee and allow to set.

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Reviews (3)


I didn't find the instructions easy to follow. - 30 Oct 2010


Can you tell me how long it should bubble for as I have made them twice and both times it hardens before i can cover 3 apples so i am thinking maybe i have boiled it too long? It tastes great just can't seem to get it on the apple :S - 23 Jul 2013


Leave out the butter or the toffee is too greasy to stick to the apples.. I used a toffee thermometer and also added a little strawberry flavouring at the end..the trick or treaters loved them, tried calling a second time 😃 - 02 Nov 2015

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