Terrifying Toffee Apples

Give yourself a treat this Halloween with these terrifyingly delicious toffee apples!


Serves: 12

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Effort: Medium


  • 450g Demerara Sugar

  • 225ml Water

  • 1 tsp Malt Vinegar

  • 4 tbsp Golden Syrup

  • 50g Butter, plus extra for greasing

  • 12 Golden Delicious Apples

  • 12 Wooden Lolly Sticks

  • 12 Squares Cellophane Paper (optional)

  • Ribbon (optional)


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

  • Stir in the vinegar, syrup and butter, then bring to the boil. Let is 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.

  • 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.

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

Don't forget to tweet photos of your toffee apples @reallytvchannel

(Recipe by Tana Ramsay - For more recipes head to the Good Food website)