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How To Make Toffee Apples

Well no Halloween party is complete without some toffee apples is it? Kids and adults alike love toffee apples.

Making toffee apples is fairly simple to do and so you can easily get the kids involved in making them, just remember to always use a crunchy apple like Braeburns or Falstaff ones.

To make toffee apples you will need: -

A dozen wooden lolly sticks

A dozen crunchy apples – You will need to scrub the apples to remove any waxy residue from the outside of them as well as removing the apple stalks.

500 grammes of light brown soft sugar 3 tablespoons of golden syrup

50 grammes of unsalted butter

1 tablespoon of white wine vinegar

A heavy saucepan

Some “Hundreds and thousands” or other types of sugar sprinkles to scatter over the toffee apples to decorate them once dipped in the toffee.

How To Make Toffee Apples

First push one of the lolly sticks into the stalk end of all the apples. Place the brown sugar in the saucepan and add 140ml of water.

Add a gentle heat to the pan and stir the water until the sugar has dissolved into it. Then bring the pan to the boil but do not stir, adding in the white wine vinegar, butter and golden syrup.

Then continue to boil gently for around twelve minutes. This should then result in a nice toffee mixture, which you can test to see if it is ready by taking a little of the toffee mixture and drizzling it into a bowl of cold water.

It is ready when the toffee forms little threads when drizzled into the cold water, they should be slightly bendy but not break. The apples are then ready to dip into the toffee sauce in the saucepan. Turn them gently in the toffee to coat as much of the apple as possible. Then sprinkle the hundreds and thousands or other sugary coating over the toffee whilst it is still hot and sticky.

Place the apples upside down on an oven tray lined with greaseproof paper and leave them to cool down for around 15 minutes. They can be made crisper by placing them in the fridge to cool down quickly.

Note: For making sticky toffee apples the overall preparation time is 10 mins, plus 15 mins cooling down time. Total cooking time for the toffee mixture is around 15 mins in total. As so you can see it learning how to make toffee apples is very easy to do, and great fun for the kids to get involved in.

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By Richard Allen -

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