toffee apples

Toffee Apples with Sprinkles

A good old fashioned treat for kids, no matter how old!

toffee apples

Toffee Apples with Sprinkles

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Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Setting Time 15 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Snack
Cuisine British
Servings 5
Calories 270 kcal


  • 5 wooden skewers or lolly sticks
  • 5 Golden Delicious apples scrubbed
  • 175 g Fairtrade light soft brown sugar
  • 1 tsp white wine vinegar
  • 25 g unsalted English butter
  • 1 tbsp golden syrup

To decorate:

  • 1 tbsp Halloween sprinkles
  • 1 tbsp sugar stars
  • 10 g ginger snap biscuits crushed


  • Insert a wooden skewer or lolly stick into the stalk end of each apple. Line a large baking tray with baking parchment.
  • Put the sugar in a heavy-based pan with 120ml cold water and heat gently, stirring until it dissolves. Bring to the boil and add the vinegar, butter and golden syrup. Boil gently for 12 minutes, until it has reached the soft-crack stage (138°C on a sugar thermometer, or the point at which a little of the mixture, dropped into cold water, forms threads that bend slightly before breaking).
  • Dip the bottom two-thirds of the apple in the toffee, turning to coat. Working quickly, get the children to add sprinkles, stars or biscuit crumbs to each apple. Leave to set on the baking parchment for 15 minutes.


Serving: 1appleCalories: 270kcalFat: 3.5gSaturated Fat: 2.1gSugar: 56.5g
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