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Celebrate Bonfire Night with our tasty toffee apple recipe.

November 5th, 2021

By Dylan Mitchell

Nothing quite screams the 5th of November like toffee apples. The sweet sticky treats are Bonfire Night staple! So if you're hosting a get-together and need a delicious recipe that'll leave an explosion of flavour in your guests' mouths, we've put together an easy to follow, step-by-step toffee apple recipe – we won't tell if you count them towards your five-a-day!

Tasty toffee apple recipe.

Serves: 6 / Prep time: 10 minutes / Make it in: 10 minutes

Here's what you'll need.

  • 6 red apples
  • 300g golden caster sugar
  • 3 tbsp of golden syrup
  • toppings (sprinkles, chopped dried fruits, nuts)
  • boiling water
  • skewers


1. First things first, pop all your apples in a big bowl and cover them with boiling water to help remove any waxy coating on the apples so that the caramel will stick easier. Leave the apples to soak for 1 minute, drain the water and pat dry with tissue roll. 

2. Next, take your skewers and carefully push them into the top end of your apples. Be careful it doesn't go all the way through and stick out the other end! 

3. Time to make the caramel – careful, here's where it gets a bit tricky. Tip 300g of golden caster sugar into a medium-sized pan and add 3 tablespoons of golden syrup and 5 tablespoons of water. Give the water a swirl to cover all of the sugar, but be careful not to stir! 

4. Heat the mixture on a low heat until the sugar dissolves. Turn up the temp and boil the mixture until it reaches 140°C on a sugar thermometer. Again, be careful not to stir – just give it a gentle swirl in the pan if needed.

5. Apples at the ready! Quickly dip each apple into the caramel using the skewer and twirl until they're covered. The caramel will be very hot, so be careful! If the caramel begins to harden, pop it back on the heat to soften it again. 

6. Let any excess toffee drip away, then either place the apples on baking parchment to harden or start to sprinkle on your toppings to make them extra tasty. 

And that's it!

Top tastecard tip: Make extra caramel and dip in other fruits for even more sticky snacks.

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