Sweet and salty toffee apples

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    Sweet, salty and chocolaty - this is a delicious way to dress up Granny Smith apples. Try these treats at your next autumn gathering.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 6 Granny Smith apples
    • 6 wooden sticks
    • 400g dairy toffees, unwrapped
    • 2 tablespoons water
    • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 1 1/2 tablespoons coarse sea salt
    • 175g chocolate buttons or chips

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Extra time:30min  ›  Ready in:1hr 

    1. Insert wooden sticks 3/4 of the way into the stem end of each apple. Place apples on a baking tray covered with lightly greased aluminium foil.
    2. Combine toffee and water in a saucepan over low heat. Cook, stirring often, until toffee melts and is smooth. Stir in the vanilla. Dip each apple into the toffee and gently run apples around insides of saucepan to scrape off some of the toffee. Scrape excess toffee from the apple bottoms using the side of the saucepan. Sprinkle lightly with the coarse salt and chill.
    3. Place the chocolate buttons into a microwave-safe bowl. Heat in the microwave at 30 second intervals, stirring between each until chocolate is melted and smooth. Drizzle over the apples and return them to the refrigerator until ready to serve.

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    These were a wonderful change from ordinary toffee apples, not that there's anything wrong with those! the sweet and salty contrast was delicious!!  -  24 Oct 2008


    Great combo with the salt and the sweet sugary caramel. These are different from the usual and looked pretty too. Only you have to work fast because the caramel hardens and the salt wouldn't stick. I dipped all apples first then did the salt, and the chocolate last, but like I said the salt didn't stick and I kind of had to press the pieces into the caramel. These are even better tasting than the plain caramel apples. If you like the contrast of sweet/salty you'll like these. Thanks for the great idea!!! I had so much fun making these.  -  22 Oct 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Hands down, most DELICIOUS way to eat a caramel apple. The combo of sweet, crunchy, tart, salty is to die for. We prefer to omit the chocolate. You really just need to strategically place a few large grains of the salt on the caramel. That is A LOT of salt on the apples that are pictured. Fleur de sel is always a treat, if you have it. And always use a tart variety apple, NEVER Red Delicious.  -  18 Feb 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)