Sumptuous Halloween Apples

Are you looking for a perfect Halloween treat? How about a candy fruit? It is both nutritious and it will also curb your sweet tooth. Making these Halloween apples is a job for all grown-ups as the toffee will be very hot – but surely the kids will love eating all the apples.


8 red apples

400g caster sugar

1 tsp lemon juice

4 tbsp golden syrup

Red or black food coloring

Red or black food glitter

What you need:

Sturdy lolly stick


  1. Remove the twigs from the apple.
  2. Push the sharpest part of the lolly stick into the stalk-end of each apple. Make sure that it is firmly wedged in.
  3. Put a large piece of baking parchment onto a wooden board.
  4. Place the sugar into a large saucepan and add the lemon juice and 100ml water. Bring to a simmer and cook until the sugar has dissolved. Swirl the pan gently to move the sugar around, but don’t stir.
  5. Add the golden syrup and bubble the mixture. Be careful it doesn’t boil over until it reaches ‘hard crack’ stage or 150C on a sugar thermometer. If you don’t have a thermometer, test the toffee by dropping a small amount into cold water. It should harden instantly and, when removed, be brittle. If it’s soft, continue to boil.
  6. When it’s ready, drip in some food coloring and swirl to combine. Add the glitter, if using, and turn off the heat.
  7. Working quickly, dip each apple into the toffee, tipping the pan to cover all the skin. Lift out and allow any excess to drip off before putting on the baking parchment. Repeat with the remaining apples. Gently heat the toffee again if you need to.


Eating tips: Best eaten on the same day.



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