Toffee apples

Much more than a mere lunchbox snack!

  • 25 mins preparation
  • 15 mins cooking
  • Makes 12 Item
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Fresh crunchy apples dipped in toffee and set to create this classic treat. Perfectfor parties, Halloween and school fetes.
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Toffee apples
  • 12 small red or green apples
  • 12 wooden sticks
  • 4 cup (880g) caster sugar
  • 1 cup (250ml) water
  • 1/3 cup (80ml) glucose syrup
  • red or green food colouring


Toffee apples
  • 1
    Line two baking trays with baking paper. Wash apples under cold water, stand on a cake rack until completely dry (do not rub apples with a cloth). Push a wooden stick three quarters of the way through each apple from stem end.
  • 2
    In a large saucepan, combine sugar, water, glucose and colouring. Stir over low heat, until sugar dissolves. Bring to the boil. Boil, uncovered, about 10 minutes or until mixture reaches 154°C on a sugar thermometer.
  • 3
    Remove from heat; allow bubbles to subside. Tilt pan slightly to one side; carefully dip an apple in toffee; twist slowly to coat apple completely. Remove apple slowly (air bubbles will form if the apples are dipped too quickly).
  • 4
    Twirl apple around a few times over pan then place on prepared tray. Repeat with remaining apples and toffee. Leave toffee apples to set in a cool, dry place. Do not refrigerate.


You will know when your sugar syrup is ready in Step 2 when drops of mixture snap and immediately harden when placed in a glass of iced water. Not suitable to freeze or microwave. Toffee apples can be made up to two days ahead.

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