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Make your own perfect Toffee Apples with Baking Mad


What are toffee apples made of?

Toffee apples are the perfect treat for Guy Fawkes night, or for Halloween. Juicy apples are dipped into the sugar syrup and allowed to set. You can even add chocolate sprinkles at this stage too before your delicious toffee apple has set.

About the bake

Fun to make and share. Why not get creative and decorate with chocolate sprinkles or decorations to personalise your toffee apples.





7 Apple(s)

265g Unrefined Golden Caster Sugar

130ml Water

0.5 tsp White wine vinegar

2 tbsp Golden syrup

30g Butter (unsalted)





Step 1:

Prepare the apples by cutting out a small hole in the top and attaching a stick. Lightly grease a baking sheet for placing the coated apples on.

Step 2:

Dissolve the sugar in the water over a moderate heat. When it has dissolved, stir in the vinegar, syrup and butter.

Step 3:

Bring to the boil and cook until it reaches a hard crack stage. This should take about 10 minutes. To test this drop a small amount in a glass of cold water. If it is ready a blob of toffee will form which is slightly stretchy but breaks with pressure. If using a thermometer, a hard crack should be between 146 – 155 degrees C.

Step 4:

Dip each apple into the toffee turning it to completely cover the apple.

Step 5:

Leave the apples on the prepared tray. Wrap in cellophane for gifting.


We recommend you make more than you need as they are so scrumptious, friends and family will want more than one!

This recipe is courtesy of BakingMad, for more great recipes visit

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