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Red toffee apple and sparkler.

How to Make Toffee Apples

A simple recipe for making toffee apples
Servings 4
Calories 324kcal


  • A small, high sided saucepan
  • 4 toffee apple sticks, sturdy wooden skewers or lollipop sticks
  • Baking parchment


  • 4 Apples
  • 200 g Caster sugar
  • 2 tbsp golden syrup
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 75 ml water


  • Cover the apples with boiling water for a minute to remove any waxy coating.
  • Dry the apples, remove the stalks and push a sturdy wooden skewer into the apple.
  • Add the sugar, syrup and water to a pan and heat for about 5 minutes stirring gently until the sugar dissolves.
  • If you have a sugar thermometer boil the sugar mixture to hard crack stage at 146C/295F.
    If you don't have a sugar thermometer you can test whether the sugar is at the correct temperature by dropping a little into a bowl of cold water. If the toffee hardens immediately and can be snapped when removed, it is ready.
  • Add the lemon juice, being careful as it will bubble and spit.
  • Turn off the heat and dip each apple into the toffee, turning to coat before placing them onto a piece of baking parchment to set.


Nutritional information is only an approximate guideline. Calculations will vary according to the ingredients you use and your cooking methods.


Calories: 324kcal | Carbohydrates: 84g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 195mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 78g | Vitamin A: 98IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 1mg