celebrating 130 years 1884-2014

Toffee Apples

By Chelsea Sugar
Toffee Apples
8 servings
  • 21 reviews

  • Difficulty
  • Prep time 15 mins
  • Cooking time 10 mins
  • Serves

    3 cups Chelsea White Sugar or Chelsea Organic Raw Sugar
    1 Tbsp white vinegar
    1 Tbsp butter
    1/2 cup water
    1/2 tsp cream of tartar
    Few drops Red food colouring
    8 apples
    8 wooden ice-block sticks or wooden sticks


    Put the sugar, vinegar, butter and water into a saucepan. Heat gently, stirring constantly until sugar dissolves. Add cream of tartar and food colouring. Bring to the boil. Do not stir. Let mixture boil until the hard crack stage. (The hard crack stage usually happens at 146-154°C. This stage can be determined by dropping a spoonful of hot syrup into a bowl of very cold water.
    If the stage has been reached, the syrup will form brittle threads in the water, and will crack if you try to mould it. Or use a candy thermometer.)

    While mixture is boiling, wash and wipe the apples dry. Push an ice-block stick into each stem end. Remove pan from heat, tilt slightly then dip an apple into the toffee, turning to coat. Place on a sheet of baking paper or non-stick foil. Repeat with remaining apples. Leave until cold and set.

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Average Rating
(21 reviews)

Followed recipe step by step; Although the recipe was generic I used a sugar thermometer. Toffee tasted slightly burnt and the red of the coloring wasn't visible through the caramel color of the toffee. Disaster.


Amazing recipe, easy to follow and tasty as heck.

i would like it softer

Wonderful memories of a bygone age, just watch for teeth breakages!

Very nice, although I didn't use food colouring for a good caramel look. Good recipe instead of apples I used shallots. Very sweet and bitter, I recommend using shallots. Balanced as all things should be.

I love this its so easy to do, and only takes a few minutes these are great to sell at kids fairs and make the perfect treat for summer holidays.

Great recipe, I added Hansell raspberry also, gives that raspberry taste & smell, delicious

I like it

Best to make with the white sugar as the raw sugar turns too brown during the boiling stage. Tastes slightly burnt & affects the food colouring :-(

Serves more than 8

This recipe was great. Kids and their friends loved them.

Omg love it

This taste nice

Simple yet delicious recipe that is perfect for sweet-toothed adults and kids alike. Really looking forward to making this again!!!!

This toffee apple recipe is amazing and really good for school.
It doesn't take long and people love it.
I really loved it.

it was good

amazing i love it

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Followed recipe to the t, even used a sugar thermometer. Toffee tasted slightly burnt and the red of the colouring wasn't visible through the caramel colour of the toffee. Disaster.

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Excellent tips on this receipe and I loved making them they are an awesome fundraiser! I just have to work out how to stop them from sticking to the baking paper.

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Spray the baking paper with some olive oil spray!;D Great recipe!;D

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