Forget buying these in the shops – homemade toffee apples are easy to make treats that everyone will enjoy and are perfect for bonfire night! The addition of the golden syrup makes them taste extra delicious too…
- 6-8 apples
- 400g caster sugar
- 1 tsp vinegar
- 4 tbsp golden syrup
- Place the apples in a large bowl, and cover them with boiling water to remove the waxy coating (this might have to be done in two batches).
- Dry the apples and get rid of any stalks.
- Push a lolly stick or twig into the end of each apple.
- Place the apples on a sheet of baking parchment.
- Pour the sugar into a pan with 100ml of water over a medium heat.
- Cook the mixture for 5 minutes until the sugar has dissolved.
- Stir in the vinegar and syrup and put a sugar thermometer in the pan.
- Boil the mixture to 140C.
- You can test the toffee by pouring a little into a bowl of cold water – it should harden instantly and be easy to break. If it’s still soft, continue to boil it.
- Quickly dip and twist each apple in the hot toffee until covered.
- Let any excess toffee drip away, then place on the baking parchment to harden.
- If the toffee starts to harden too much then reheat until softer.
- Leave the toffee to cool a little before enjoying!
Serving suggestion: once the apples have been coated in the toffee (still hot) dip into chopped nuts or chocolate before cooling – a delicious alternative!