How to Make Toffee Apples

How to Make Toffee Apples


Servings 15
Time Needed Prep
Ingredients 6
Difficulty Easy

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4.3 based on 3 ratings.


  • 15 g Sticks
  • 15 Apples Red Delicious are the best, washed and dried well
  • 4 cups Sugar
  • 1 cup Water
  • 1/2 tsp Cream Of Tartar
  • 2 tsp Red Liquid Food Colouring (optional - you can just leave them toffee coloured if you wish!)

Nutrition Information

Qty per
1g serve
Qty per
Energy 4cal 387cal
Protein 0g 0g
Fat (total) 0g 0g
 - saturated 0g 0g
Carbohydrate 1.12g 100g
 - sugars 1.12g 99.76g
Dietary Fibre 0g 0g
Sodium 0.01mg 0.95mg

Nutritional information does not include the following ingredients: Sticks, Water, Cream of Tartar, Red liquid food colouring

Please Note - Nutritional information is provided as a guide only and may not be accurate.

How to Make Toffee Apples

I love making Toffee Apples, it’s great fun.  It’s also quite dangerous (I’ve had many a burn on my arms…) so please be so very careful!!  Although the recipe is easy – if you’re only a beginner cook – get some help for this one! For more great ideas on recipes for the School Fete, don’t forget to check out the Confectionery section! 

If you are looking for Toffee Apple Sticks – we have listed a couple of stockists below!



  1. Push a stick into the middle of each apple from the top (ie place the stick where the apple was connected to the tree).

  2. Line two baking trays with baking paper.

  3. Place sugar and water into a heavy-based saucepan over low heat.

  4. Cook, stirring, until sugar has dissolved. Stop stirring.

  5. Bring to the boil.

  6. Using a wet pastry brush, brush away sugar crystals on sides of saucepan above syrup.

  7. Stir in cream of tartar and food colouring very carefully (it can spit!).

  8. Reduce heat to low.

  9. Simmer toffee for 20 minutes or until it reaches hard crack stage. To check if it has reached this stage, add 1 teaspoon of toffee to a glass of ice-cold water.

  10. Remove solidified toffee from water and bend it.

  11. The toffee should crack easily and not feel sticky.

  12. Once toffee is at this stage, remove from heat immediately.

  13. Wait until toffee stops bubbling then dip 1 apple into toffee.

  14. Tip pan on an angle to coat apple in toffee, especially around stick.

  15. Place onto prepared baking tray.

  16. Repeat with remaining apples.

  17. Allow to set at room temperature.

  18. Wrap in cellophane and tie with a pretty ribbon.  Great for Fetes or birthday parties!

Recipe Hints and Tips:

  • Toffee Apples are not suitable to freeze.

Toffee Apples

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