Easy toffee apple recipes – yum!

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Collect lots of ripe apples and have a go at our easy toffee apple recipes - yum! (Photo: Julie Howden/WTML)

Halloween and Bonfire Night are fast approaching, so why not rustle up these tasty traditional treats – but with a twist? Just head out and pick some scrummy apples, then follow our easy recipes to find out how to make toffee apples.

Easy toffee apples

Melting a bag of toffees is a lot simpler that boiling up your own caramel coating!

You will need:

  • 6 small crisp apples
  • 400g toffees
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 6 lolly sticks or wooden skewers
  • a lightly greased dish or foil.

1. Remove the waxy coating from the apples by giving them a scrub with a little washing up liquid or soap – this helps the toffee stick better. Make sure you rinse them thoroughly though!

2. Pull out the stalks and push a lolly stick into each apple.

3. Put the toffees into a saucepan with the water and place on a low heat. Keep stirring until the toffee has melted.

4. Roll each apple in the toffee until it’s coated and put them on the dish or foil.

5. Chill in the fridge for at least an hour to harden the toffee.

Tip: Whole toffee apples might be too much for little kids, so you could coat apple slices with toffee instead.

Halloween apples

You can make some deliciously dark toffee apples for Halloween by dipping them in chocolate.

1. Make the toffee apples as above.

2. Break 400g dark chocolate into small pieces.

3. Put the chocolate into a heatproof dish and place it on a gently simmering saucepan of water. Stir it occasionally.

4. When the chocolate has melted, dip the apples and chill them.

Or you could try these super-scary versions:

  • Add some black food colouring to the toffee to make ‘poisoned apples’.
  • Coat apples in white chocolate to make ‘ghost apples’ and stick on dark chocolate chips for eyes, and a chocolate button to make a mouth in mid-scream. Eek!

Bonfire Night beauties

Experiment with sprinkles to make your apples extra-colourful for Bonfire Night. Stick them on before the toffee has hardened.

How about an explosion of little silver stars, or a whirl of multi-coloured sprinkles just like a Catherine wheel?

Don’t forget to post some picture of your creations on our Facebook page, or on Instagram or Twitter using #NatureDetectives, before they get eaten!

What's your favourite toffee apple recipes?

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