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Poison Toffee Apples for Halloween

These black Poison toffee apples are the ultimate wickedly sinister Halloween treat and will make an excellent centerpiece.
Course candy, Halloween, Sweets
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6 -12 apples
Author Alida Ryder

Ingredients

  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cups water
  • 1/2 cup liquid glucose/light corn syrup
  • few drops black gel food colouring
  • 6 Granny Smith apples or 12 small apples (Ensure your apples are fresh and haven't been waxed)

Instructions

  1. Grease a piece of baking paper and place on a tray/baking sheet.
  2. Insert bamboo skewers in all the apples and set aside.
  3. In a medium pot, combine the sugar, water, glucose/corn syrup and food colouring and stir over medium heat until the sugar has dissolved and the mixture feels smooth when you rub it between your fingers.
  4. When the sugar has dissolved, turn the heat up and wash the sides of the pot down with a pastry brush dipped into clean water to prevent crystals from forming.
  5. Allow the caramel to boil until it reaches the hard crack stage (150°c/310°F on a candy thermometer).
  6. Carefully dip the apples into the hot candy mixture and place on the baking paper to set and cool for approximately an hour before serving.