If you are like me, these toffee apples will take you straight back to your childhood. They are simple to make and taste sooooo good! I only ever let the kids have one, but I always feel better knowing that there is an apple underneath all of that sugar lol!
To make your own, you will need:
Apples (this recipe will coat about 15)
4 cups of white sugar
250ml of honey (not pictured)
1 cup water
Food colouring (I used pink for this batch)
Paddlepop sticks (I used the super large ones)
1. Combine sugar, water, honey and coloring, and stir over a low heat until all the sugar is dissolved. You’ll be able to feel at the bottom of the pan that the grains have dissolved.
2. Bring the mixture to the boil uncovered for about 15 minutes or until it reaches the “crack stage”: Drop a couple of drops of the mixture into cold water, and it should set hard to the touch and be brittle. Or if you have a kitchen thermometer, the mixture will need to get to 150 degrees.
3. In the meantime, push the popsicle sticks into the apples and sit them on a tray lined with baking paper.
4. Remove pan from heat and wait until bubbles subside a bit then swirl the apples in the sugar mixture, tilting and rotating them until apple is completely covered.
5. Try to let a bit of the syrup drip off to avoid too much of a puddle forming under the apples. Then place them on the paper to cool down and harden.
I added a cupcake wrapper to the bottom of each Toffee Apple to avoid drips.
I also added a strip of tulle to the bottom for girly perfection (I was making this for Miss M’s 5th Birthday Party).
And there you have it, good old fashioned Toffee Apples at their best! YUMMY!
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