Mel and Mal's Sticky Toffee Apples

  • 6 Granny Smith apples
  • 350g vanilla caster sugar
  • 100ml water
  • 1 tsp vinegar
  • 4 tbsp golden syrup

These still evoke nostalgic memories of when I was a kid - I always associate them with Halloween, Bonfire Night and Fairgrounds. Happy Days!

The longer you leave the toffee to set, the crunchier it will be - just watch your teeth though!

Serves : 6        Prep/Cooking Time : 30mins (plus setting


Cover the apples with boiling water in a bowl to clean them thoroughly, as this helps the caramel to stick

Dry thoroughly and take off any stalks.

Push a wooden lolly stick into the stalk end of each apple

Roll out a piece of baking parchment and place the apples on this, stick up

Make the Toffee

Place the sugar in a pan along with the water, let the sugar dissolve and then add the vinegar and syrup. Use a sugar thermometer and boil to 140C or if you don't have a thermometer to hand, pour a little into a bowl of cold water and it should harden instantly. If it is still soft, boil a little longer

You need to work very quickly now as the toffee will set otherwise.

Coat the Apples

Dip and twist each apple into the toffee until evenly coated then place on the baking parchment to harden. Leave to cool for 1-2 hours for maximum crunch!

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