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This recipe is classed as intermediate

Rating 3.86 / 5 (64 votes)

Prep time:
15 min
Cook time:
30 min

Kids and adults alike will love Tana Ramsay's traditional Halloween apples coated in delectable sweet toffee


1. Combine the sugar and water in a pan and stir for 10 minutes over a moderate heat until the sugar has dissolved.

2. Stir in the vinegar, syrup and butter, then bring to the boil. Let it bubble gently for 15-20 minutes until it resembles a treacly syrup - a good way to test this is to drop a little into a bowl of water; if it is ready, it will form a hard ball.

3. Push a lolly stick firmly into the base of each apple. Dip each one in turn into the hot toffee, turning to ensure it is evenly coated, then place top-side down onto a lightly greased tray to cool and set.

4. Once set - and if you are not eating them straightaway - you can wrap the toffee apples with brightly coloured cellophane and tie with ribbon.


  • 450 g demerara sugar
  • 225 ml water
  • 1 tsp malt vinegar
  • 4 tbsp golden syrup
  • 50 g butter, plus extra for greasing
  • 12 Golden Delicious apples
  • 12 wooden lolly sticks
  • 12 squares cellophane paper, (optional)
  • ribbon, (optional)

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I used this recipe for a childrens fun day, everyone who tried them loved them.

macka4 macka4  Posted 29 Jul 2008 4:25 PM