Toffee apples, or candy apples, are fun and simple to make. Here’s a simple recipe to try just in time for the Halloween season.
Ingredients and materials
- 1 cup organic sugar
- 1/2 cup water
- 0.5 tsp vinegar
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- 2 tbsp butter
- 6 apples
- 6 wooden skewers or popsicle sticks
- Sauce pan
- Candy thermometer (helpful, but not absolutely necessary)
- Wax paper or oiled tray
- Over medium heat, dissolve the sugar in the water.
- After it is dissolved, add the vinegar, syrup and butter. You can also add red food coloring if you are into that.
- Bring the mixture to a boil. Do not stir. Cook until the hard-crack stage (280 degrees Fahrenheit), about 10 minutes of boiling. An alternative way to check is that a drop of the mixture hardens into a ball when dropped into cold water.
- While the mixture is cooking put a skewer through the bottom of each apple.
- Once the toffee is ready, dip each apple into the hot toffee, turning it to coat the apple.
- Let the toffee harden by placing the dipped apples onto waxed paper or an oiled tray.
Recipe inspiration by UK TV
Photo credit: Flickr Creative Commons by Sevenmarie