Toffee Apples

Try this all-time favourite at home but take care when making as the toffee gets very hot! A crunchy apple coated in smooth creamy toffee makes for a real treat on Halloween.
Serves: 6

You will also need...

6 chopsticks or lollysticks 1 tray lined with baking parchment
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  • Prep time
    10 mins

    Cook time
    20 mins

Each serving typically contains

  • Energy 2110kJ 502kcal 25%
  • Fat 18.6g 27%
  • Saturates 11.7g 59%
  • Sugars 77.6g 86%
  • Salt 0.55g 9%

of an adult's Reference Intake (RI)*
Energy per 100g: 985kJ/235kcal
*Reference Intake of an average adult (8400kJ/2000kcal).
Portions should be adjusted for children of different ages.

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Here's how easy it is...
  1. 1. Dunk the apples in boiling water for 30 seconds, remove with a slotted spoon, cool slightly before wiping with kitchen paper to remove any wax.
  2. 2. Insert the sticks into the apples near the core.
  3. 3. Melt the remaining ingredients in a large pan over a low heat, stirring occasionally. Bring to the boil for about 15-20 minutes stirring frequently – if you have a sugar or food thermometer the temperature you need is about 130°C! IT IS VERY HOT SO BE CAREFUL! It will be quite a deep brown caramel colour. You can test that its ready by dropping a small amount into a bowl of cold water – if it forms a hard ball then it’s ready (see tip).
  4. 4. Remove from the heat, and very carefully take each apple and roll in the toffee to coat completely – it helps to tilt the pan as you roll the apples. Leave to set on the parchment until hard.
  5. If your caramel doesn’t set hard on the apples – the toffee didn’t get hot enough. It still makes a lovely chewy caramel anyway!

Discussion Board

  • lainy
    October 31, 2014
    Amazinggggggggggg so easy.xeasy.x
  • Leah
    November 01, 2013
    i made these, the toffee went down a trwat, although, i took it off the heat and started dipping the apples and as i was finishing the toffee started to slip off the apples. what did i do wrong?

    Carnation says:
    Hi Leah, Sorry to hear you had run away toffee! Step 1 is very important, ensure that all the wax is rubbed off the apples so that the toffee sticks.
  • Fergie
    October 28, 2013
    I'm going to try this tomorrow let you know how I got on :)
  • fluffy
    October 30, 2012
    seems simple enough !