Toffee Apples

Toffee Apples

Recipe submitted by chchGIRL on December 11th, 2006

Toffee apples are a great idea for the local school fete or your kids birthday party.

Prep time:   5 minutes
Cook time:   15 minutes
Servings:   8 toffee apples

8 smaller red apples
1 1/2 cups of caster sugar
1 tablespoon of vinegar
1/2 cup water
6 drops of red food colouring
8 lollypop sticks (or use chop sticks cut in half)

1. Wash apples and dry throughly. Remove any stalk and push stick into the centre of each apple.

2. In a heavy-based saucepan place the sugar, water and vinegar and heat gently for 5 minutes or until the sugar is dissolved.

3. Turn up the heat and boil vigorously for approximately 8 minutes until the toffee just starts to turn golden. Test to see if the toffee is going to set (every minute after 6 minutes) by getting a small amount on a teaspoon and dribbling into a glass of cold water. When the threads are hard, it's ready.

4. Remove from heat and add food colouring. Dip in the apples into the toffee and twirl each apple to make sure it is well coated and the excess drips off. Place the toffee apple on grease proof paper to cool. Note this step is not good for young children as the hot toffee mixture can be very dangerous.

Average Rating:   (51 votes)

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    • Angus posted on March 4th, 2020
      Overall Rating: 10.0 / 10

      Super easy and delicious!

    • Marie posted on April 10th, 2019
      Overall Rating: 10.0 / 10

      This recipe is my favourite for the last several years!!! And now i’ve memorised it as the 3-2-1 recipe (3 cups of the sugar, 2 tbsp vinegar & 1 cup water) as I always double up on da syrup between batches. Love that ingredients are super easy to remember (as well as method) and I always use Granny Smith apples as syrup glides super smooth when coating (less of the ugly bubbles compared to other types of apples). It’s delicious and my family love it and it’s my go-to for school fundraisers, it’s great!!!

    • Rebecca posted on September 27th, 2016
      Overall Rating: 9.0 / 10

      Awesome recipe, very quick and delicious. Perfect for beginners

    • peter posted on September 4th, 2016
      Overall Rating: 10.0 / 10


    • Zara posted on October 3rd, 2014
      Overall Rating: 8.0 / 10

      It set to quick Way to quick it the pan ,,,but the toffe was nice

    • Ashleigh :) posted on June 23rd, 2013
      Overall Rating: 9.0 / 10

      I loved this :) I modified the recipe and added some lemon juice for some flavor :) it was delicious! I know this recipe was for toffee apples, but instead I put the toffee in cupcake holders to set :) it worked really well, definitely reccommend!

    • Barbara posted on June 8th, 2013
      Overall Rating: 10.0 / 10

      Amazing results! Much appreciated.

    • Taijah posted on April 22nd, 2013
      Overall Rating: 10.0 / 10

      Ha,It was pretty amasing how it actually worked out.mmmmm they were yummyi made them for my parents as q thanks for getting my Ipod touch Man its great to be young.Big thanks also to the Person/People who wrote thos Thanks
      #B.T.W im 12

    • Jan posted on March 6th, 2013
      Overall Rating: 10.0 / 10

      Great toffee apples - thanks :)

    • kyral posted on December 17th, 2012
      Overall Rating: 6.0 / 10

      this is cool makeing toffee apples i love them

    • Cathy posted on December 10th, 2012
      Overall Rating: 10.0 / 10

      It really worked! :) Im not an actuall member...but i really like this THANKYOU!!!! :)

    • christine posted on December 7th, 2012
      Overall Rating: 6.0 / 10

      i dont know what went wrong but my toffee did not give me the desired results it was very sugarry not very appetising at all

    • FreezBoy posted on November 25th, 2012
      Overall Rating: 10.0 / 10

      Thanks Very thanks i love this apples

    • tarn posted on November 21st, 2012
      Overall Rating: 10.0 / 10

      I am going to try these for this weekend. Can someone please let me know if they have to be eaten straight away or if you can store them over-night? Thanks

    • lydia posted on October 29th, 2012
      Overall Rating: 10.0 / 10

      yum thos toffee apples were very yum they reak your teeth!!!

    • Hannah posted on October 28th, 2012
      Overall Rating: 10.0 / 10

      This recipe was very quick and easy, the toffee apples were very yum :)

    • billie posted on October 2nd, 2012
      Overall Rating: 9.0 / 10

      nice as toffe apples :) tumeke !

    • Erin posted on August 16th, 2012
      Overall Rating: 10.0 / 10

      Awesome. TIP - I was a bit slow on the apple coating and it was getting thicker, so I put back on the heat for a tiny bit more and thinned it out so that I could do more. Thanks

    • ASH posted on August 13th, 2012
      Overall Rating: 9.0 / 10

      This Toffee apple so amazing ,people have to try it !!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Kate Stewart posted on July 30th, 2012
      Overall Rating: 10.0 / 10

      Great recipe! Simple ingredients, clear instructions and very easy. I cut the apples into quarters and drizzled the toffee over the skin side, the end product was delicious. Will definitely be using this recipe again.

    • aimee aaranas posted on July 2nd, 2012
      Overall Rating: 10.0 / 10

      this is so great i made them for my family and they loved it such a great recipe thanks lots kiwiwise your fantastic it was also easy fast and enchanting

    • kyzequeenbee posted on January 30th, 2012
      Overall Rating: 10.0 / 10

      I have never made toffee apples, so after much pestering from my 10 & 9yr olds we had a go. This recipe was FANTASTIC!!! Like comments above I had to boil for a few minutes more than stated but it was soooooo easy and a wonderful result. To try and avoid sticking I used lightly greased (cooking oil) foil paper and put the toffee apples in the freezer, it worked a treat!

    • cody posted on August 24th, 2011
      Overall Rating: 10.0 / 10

      we have never made toffee apples before and we had so much fun it turned out great thanks

    • Burch Family posted on March 18th, 2011
      Overall Rating: 9.0 / 10

      I have tried many recipies for toffee apples and this one is the best! I spray a tray with canola oil and they never ever stick. I always double the toffee amount too so its easier to coat, so there is more toffee to dip into. Also i dont think the timing is right either, even if i havent double the toffee amount, it still needs longer, but i guess eveyones stoves are different.
      But a great recipie! :-)

    • GAZZA MAGOO posted on March 5th, 2011
      Overall Rating: 10.0 / 10


    • Huri posted on January 30th, 2011
      Overall Rating: 10.0 / 10

      Great recipe!! Thank you Fabian obviously got it wrong...
      After cooking soak pot in water and it desolves all the hard sugar!
      Thanks again!

    • Avie posted on September 29th, 2010
      Overall Rating: 9.0 / 10

      Wow! fantastic toffee apples! I had to boil mine for about 10min longer than stated. They turned out so good that i now have to make another batch! Thanks so much for this one!!!

    • Brook posted on September 28th, 2010
      Overall Rating: 10.0 / 10

      awsome recipe i am going to use them for my halloween party what a fantastic recipe

    • michael posted on September 16th, 2010
      Overall Rating: 10.0 / 10

      this toffee apple is so good, you should try it.

    • Catherine posted on September 14th, 2010
      Overall Rating: 7.0 / 10

      really good recipe, not convinced that the timing is spot on but they turned out really well and were yummy

    • shelly posted on September 12th, 2010
      Overall Rating: 10.0 / 10

      what an easy and yummy toffee apple, and does not even take long to make. The kids loveed them will def make them for the birthday.

    • lee posted on September 9th, 2010
      Overall Rating: 10.0 / 10

      hi im going to try this recipe later today. Last week I tried another recipe for toffee apples which resulted in lumpy goo- my son is having a circus party over the weekend.

    • sakshi posted on September 7th, 2010
      Overall Rating: 7.0 / 10

      hey this worked really well! we are having a market thing @ our school this is perfect!

    • toni posted on August 28th, 2010
      Overall Rating: 8.0 / 10

      i enjoyed trying this recipe it's my first time making toffee apples and i thought they turned out great for the first time ever trying.the kids loved them too.i would definately use this recipe again!

    • victoria posted on August 26th, 2010
      Overall Rating: 9.0 / 10

      Great recipie. I used tin foil to rest the apples on, waited till they had cooled complety then I pealed them off easily.

    • Fabian posted on July 20th, 2010
      Overall Rating: 10.0 / 10

      It was HORRIBLE! the only reason i gave it a 10 was so that i could get my post up. Toffee turned out burned, pretty much impossible to clean utensils used. Do not use this recipe as it is Uselless.

    • Lizzie Whyte posted on June 26th, 2010
      Overall Rating: 9.0 / 10

      It works really well but if you want them really red add more food colouring

    • Alex posted on February 25th, 2010
      Overall Rating: 10.0 / 10

      hey thanks for the recipe im only 13 but today we had toffee apples for sale at school and i really wanted to try to make some for myself and it works pefectly the only thing i didnt have was food colouring so i put in vanilla essence it takes away the smell of vinegar and it smells and tastes GREAT thanks

    • kylie posted on February 16th, 2010
      Overall Rating: 10.0 / 10


    • Cherish posted on November 9th, 2009
      Overall Rating: 9.0 / 10

      These were awesome! Karen, an easy way to stop these from sticking is to use that spray nonstick stuff they have everywhere. Just put a bit on the paper or straight on the tray. Mine came off like a dream. I didn't even have to scrub a thing! hope this helps.

    • Mika posted on November 4th, 2009
      Overall Rating: 10.0 / 10

      Great toffee apple recipe.Its sounds simple to make and i cant wait to make it tomorrow for my school stall.Thanks a bunch and it sounds very sweet too,

    • Dell posted on October 31st, 2009
      Overall Rating: 10.0 / 10

      fantastic, just made them for my kids for halloween and they look and taste amazing, I used braeburn apples, nice and firm and not too sweet to compliment the sweetness of the toffee.

    • Julie Morgan-Hughes posted on October 1st, 2009
      Overall Rating: 10.0 / 10

      I didn't realise how easy it was to make toffee apples and this recipe was superb!

    • zoe posted on September 14th, 2009
      Overall Rating: 10.0 / 10

      I really really like it.

    • ms booty posted on July 17th, 2009
      Overall Rating: 10.0 / 10

      great recipe toffee apples come out them..thanks a bunch!!! :-)

    • Karen posted on May 26th, 2009
      Overall Rating: 8.0 / 10

      Great recipe, my 8 year old son and I have made these three times now, and they are so yummy - toffee comes out perfectly. Only thing is - I cannot figure out the trick to stop them sticking to the surface I put them on. Greaseproof paper was hopeless, the paper stuck to the toffee, any ideas anyone? Also mine went all sticky the next day - is there a trick to this?

    • zenny posted on April 28th, 2009
      Overall Rating: 8.0 / 10

      Worked out well.
      I added a essence flavour to the toffee just for something extra :)

    • Rangi posted on December 25th, 2008
      Overall Rating: 10.0 / 10

      I have been making toffee apples for many years, never having found a recipee that suits me. This recipee is tremendous. My toffee apples are perfect. Timing in the recipe is spot on! Excellent!

    • Fantaliadodo posted on November 24th, 2008
      Overall Rating: 10.0 / 10

      I tried a load of other recipes for candy apples and only yours worked. Thanks!

    • Ella posted on April 22nd, 2008
      Overall Rating: 8.0 / 10

      it was very nice to read and i made it it was very yum.Ella

    • Gazzaah posted on January 25th, 2007
      Overall Rating: 10.0 / 10

      I love these Apples, I'm not much of a cook but made these for the kids at Xmas and they were very simple to make and the Kids loved them. I actually made some green ones with green apples and green colouring as well for Xtra Xmas pleasure...10/10