Toffee apples recipe


Bonfire Night Toffee Apple Recipe

October 31, 2018


There’s nothing quite like the indulgently sweet and distinctly tangy crunch of a homemade toffee apple on a crisp autumn evening. With Bonfire Night almost upon us, we thought we’d share this easy toffee apple recipe so that you can treat friends and family to a delicious seasonal delight. Great for kids and big kids alike, they make a great accompaniment to your night as you watch the fireworks fizz!


For the toffee apples
  • 6 x green apples (Granny Smith or Golden Delicious are both good choices)
  • 6 x wooden skewers (lollypop sticks will do)
  • 250g soft brown sugar
  • 1 tsp cider vinegar or white wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp golden syrup
Cheeky toppings (optional but encouraged!)
Nuts, sprinkles, chopped dried fruit... just a few ideas for inspiration, but you can choose almost anything that takes your fancy!


1. Clean the apples and push a wooden skewer/lollypop stick into the top of each, then line a baking tray with baking parchment.
2. Tip the sugar into a pan, add 75ml of water and cook over a medium heat until the sugar dissolves. Next, stir in the vinegar and syrup and boil gently for around 10 minutes until it reaches the ‘hard crack’ stage (grab a sugar thermometer and check the temperature – it should be 138-140°C – or drop a little of the toffee into cold water and check if it hardens instantly).
3. When ready, dip each apple into the hot toffee, turning smoothly until evenly coated. If you’re adding toppings, now is the time! But remember, sprinkle them over the apples rather than dipping the apples into the bowl so they don’t set in the bowl. Let any excess toffee run onto the baking parchment and then leave them to fully set.
Handy hint: If you’re pre-preparing, you can do your toffee apples a couple of days in advance and leave them in a dry place wrapped in cellophane.
Happy Bonfire Night, enjoy!

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