Easy Candy Apples | Kids Fun
- 8 Granny Smith Apples
- 400g golden caster sugar
- 4 tbsp golden syrup
- 1 tsp white vinegar
- 100ml water
- 1⁄2 tsp red food colouring (optional)
- Optional: sprinkles, edible glitter and other decorations
Looking for a fun and simple treat that the kids can get involved in making? We’ve got the recipe for you! perfect for parties and movie time at home, these candy apples are as fun to eat as they are to make.
How to . . .
Wash the apples with hot or boiling water (carefully!) to remove the waxy coating and help the caramel stick. Dry thoroughly and remove any stalks. Push a wooden skewer into the stalk end of each apple.
Lay the apples out a sheet of baking paper coated with cooking spray. Add the sugar and water to a saucepan and set over a medium heat. Cook for 5 mins until the sugar dissolves, then stir in the golden syrup and vinegar.
Bring to the boil and cook to 150°C or ‘hard crack’ stage (usually around 20 min). 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. Stir in the red food colouring here if using.
Dip and twist each apple in the hot toffee until well covered, let any excess drip away, then place on the baking paper to harden. You may have to heat the toffee a little if the temperature drops while you’re dipping. Leave the toffee to cool before eating or store up to 2 days before an event in a cool, dry place.
Top tip: You can also roll your toffee apples in nuts, sprinkles or mini M&Ms before they cool for extra wow factor!