Saucepan Kids make toffee apple for a Halloween trick or treat
Saucepan Kids make toffee apple for a Halloween trick or treat

Halloween Toffee Apples

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October 26, 2014

These toffee apples are simple to make, fun to decorate and rather tasty too. Along with apple bobbing and the flour game* these are ideally for a Hallowe'en party.

  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 5 mins
  • 15 mins

    5 mins

    20 mins

  • Yields: 8 toffee apples


8 small red skinned apples

300g caster sugar

150ml water

2 tbsp golden syrup

8 lollipop sticks

Sprinkles or desiccated coconut


Wash and thoroughly dry the apples and push a lolly-pop stick or skewer into the stalk end of each one

Put the sugar, water and golden syrup into a saucepan and place on a low heat

Once the sugar has dissolved, turn up the heat and allow the toffee to simmer until it turns an amber colour

Take the pan off the heat and add the lemon juice - be very careful as it may splatter as the juice is poured in

Dip each apple in the toffee so they are covered evenly

Allow to cool for a few seconds and then dip the base of the apple in the sprinkles or desiccated coconut

Place on baking parchment to cool and harden

As the toffee for this toffee apple recipe is incredibly hot the kids involvement is limited though can measure out the ingredients, squeeze the lemon juice and very carefully, under close supervision, roll the apples in the sprinkles.

* Flour Game
* Fill a small mixing bowl with flour, pat down, turn over and remove bowl to make a flour 'sandcastle'. Place a sweet on top get the children to take it in turns to cut some of the flour away until the sweet collapses. The child who caused the collapse then has to get the sweet with their mouth, getting covered in flour in the process. I recall this game very clearly from when I was a child but not many others I talk to recall it so maybe it was just me??



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