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Easy Toffee Apple Recipe For Kids

Updated on April 30, 2013
Toffee Apple Recipe
Toffee Apple Recipe

Toffee Apples For Kids

We have all heard the saying about eating an apple a day to keep the doctor away, and we all know the benefits and health related positives to fruit. So too are we always reminded to keep our sugar intake to a minimum.

Rules we live by.

However rules are meant to be broken (on occasion) and break them we will.

The easiest, yummiest, stickiest, crunchiest toffee apple to be eaten practically all year round.

Let's discover how to create this indulgent piece of fruit.

5 stars from 2 ratings of Toffee Apples

Cook Time

  • Prep time: 5 min
  • Cook time: 10 min
  • Ready in: 15 min
  • Yields: 6 people - based on 6 apples used

Toffee Apples Being Prepared

easy toffee apple recipe for kids crunchy apples
easy toffee apple recipe for kids crunchy apples
Toffee Mixture On Stove
Toffee Mixture On Stove
Toffee Mixture Bubbling
Toffee Mixture Bubbling
Dipping Apples Into Toffee Mixture
Dipping Apples Into Toffee Mixture
Toffee Apples Ready - Allowing To Set
Toffee Apples Ready - Allowing To Set


  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Water
  • Pinch Cream of tartar
  • 6 Apples, Preferably Granny Smith
  • 1/4 teaspoon Red Food Coloring
  • 6 Icypole sticks or Skewers

Preparation & 'Cooking'

  1. Select firm, unblemished apples. Wash and dry each one carefully.
  2. Insert an icypole stick or skewer into the base of each apple, up through the core. Ensure to leave enough stick as this becomes the 'handle' of the toffee apple. Set aside.
  3. On a low flame, add the sugar, food coloring, water and cream of tartar into a saucepan and heat until all the sugar has dissolved. Stir occasionally.
  4. Once sugar has dissolved, turn up heat to cause sugar mixture to start to boil. Once boiling, do not stir.
  5. Once sugar syrup has boiled for no more than 10 minutes, remove from heat and allow the bubbles to subside. Be careful not to touch with your fingers.
  6. Take each apple by the stick and carefully dip each apple, head first, into the toffee syrup, swirling around until the apple is completely coated in toffee.
  7. Repeat with each of your 6 apples, and stand each toffee covered apple on its head, with the stick in the air, on baking paper. When the toffee cools it will harden.

Apples and Honey

One of the key symbols of the Jewish New Year, or Rosh Hashanah, is honey and this is introduced into the traditional meal in a number of ways. Honey represents a sweet year, a sweet year ahead, so not only is the challah (bread) dipped into honey and eaten during the evening meal, but also slices of apple.

In fact one could argue that apples and honey, as well as the round challah loaves, are the most recognizable symbols of the new year. Honey cake also makes itself known at this time of the year, baked from recipes handed down from generation to generation.

Let's take the concept of the apple, generally in its sliced form, and honey and metamorphasize it into the symbol of apples and honey with a toffee apple.

Whilst this may not be one for the children to partake in due to the hot toffee involved, once set and cooled, a great way for the kids to get their hands 'dirty' is to get them to wrap colourful pieces of cellophane around the head of each apple and tie little bows with string or ribbon and they can become great little gifts for friends.

I hope you have enjoyed this little twist on the traditional apple and honey Jewish New Year sweet. Give this toffee apple recipe a try. I promise you'll be amazed at how simple it is.

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And if you are making it for this coming Jewish New Year, Shana Tova!

Jewish New Year Tradition
Jewish New Year Tradition

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      WorkAtHomeMums 5 years ago from Australia

      Be prepared to get sticky fingers :)

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      Danielle McGaw 5 years ago from Manitoba, Canada

      OMG - this looks awesome!

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      Leah Lefler 5 years ago from Western New York

      I love this candy apple recipe because it doesn't require a candy thermometer - I'll have to try this one soon!