Toffee apples

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  • Makes: 6

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  • Costs: Cheap as chips

  • Skill level: Easy peasy

  • Child friendly

No Halloween or Bonfire Night party is complete without some traditional toffee apples. To create these classic sticky and sweet treats, just follow our simple toffee apple recipe. We've even included an easy-peasy-to-follow video how to, to help you get them spot on every time. Ready in just 20 mins, plus cooling time, these delicious toffee apples will complete any autumnal party (because they're too good to save just for Halloween). This recipe makes 6 apples but if you'd like to make more just double, or even triple, the quantities needed. If you want to give these apples a red glow, add a few drops of red food colouring to the sugar mixture once you've removed from the heat. You can use other apples for this recipe too, depending on what you can get your hands on. We love to give these out to kids on Halloween instead of the usual bags of sweets.

Use a sugar thermometer to ensure the temperature is right - alternatively, drop a little of the mixture into a bowl of cold water and if the syrup separates into threads which are hard but not brittle, it is ready.


  • 6 Granny Smith apples
  • 300g demerara sugar
  • 3tbsp golden syrup
  • 25g salted butter
  • 1½tsp cider vinegar
  • Lolly sticks or skewers


  1. Clean the apples and push a lolly stick into the top of each and set aside.
  2. Gently dissolve the sugar, syrup and butter in a saucepan with 75ml water then stir through the vinegar. Turn up the heat and boil until the mixture reaches 140C when it will have reached the toffee stage.
  3. Carefully dip the apples into the hot toffee and swirl to coat, if the pan is too shallow use a spoon to coat. Place on a board lined with baking paper to set.
  4. Eat your toffee apples!

Nutritional information

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.

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Ann Steer

Add sesame seeds and chop apples. coat with toffee and spread out on paper until set. Yum

Holly Recipes Assistant

You don't just have to cover apples with toffee - chocolate and sprinkes is a good idea if you're cooking with the kids!

Jolene goodtoknow Editor

I've just come back from Canada and was amazed at their range of toffee apples, chocolate apples and scary Halloween apples. Definitely something I'm going to give a go this year.

Charlotte Deputy Editor

Will you be making toffee apples this Halloween?


This toffee apple recipe is so simple - definitely worth trying for any Halloween party!

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