What are the best apples to use for Toffee Apples?

What are the best apples to use for Toffee Apples?
No bonfire night gathering is complete without a plate full of mouth watering sticky toffee apples!

This easy step by step recipe shows you exactly how to create these delicious treats. The best apple to use is anything sweet and ripe such as Jazz’s or Royal Gala.

You will need 

8 apples

400g golden caster sugar

1 tsp vinegar

4 tbsp golden syrup

Handful of Flower & White Salted Caramel Meringue Bites and Chocolate Crunch Bites, crushed up



1. Prep your apples: place in a large bowl, then cover with boiling water (you may have to do this in 2 batches). This will remove the waxy coating and help the caramel to stick. Dry thoroughly and twist off any stalks. Push a wooden skewer or lolly stick into the stalk end of each apple.


2. Lay out a sheet of baking parchment and place the apples on this, close to your stovetop.


3. Make your toffee: Tip the sugar into a pan along with 100ml water and set over a medium heat. Cook for 5 mins until the sugar dissolves, then stir in the vinegar and syrup. Set a sugar thermometer in the pan and boil to 150C or ‘hard crack’ stage. If you don’t have a thermometer you can test the toffee by pouring a little into a bowl of cold water. It should harden instantly and, when removed, be brittle and easy to break. If you can still squish the toffee, continue to boil it.


4. Decorate! Working quickly and carefully, dip and twist each apple in the hot toffee until covered, let any excess drip away, then place in the crushed up meringue bites and leave on the baking parchment to harden.


5. Leave the toffee to cool before eating. These can be made up to 2 days in advance. Store in a cool, dry place.