Poison Toffee Apples

20 mins to prepare // 20 mins to cook // Serves 6


  • 2 cups Sugar
  • 1 tube Liquid glucose
  • 3 or 4 cups Water
  • 1 tube Black food colouring gel
  • 6 Pink Lady® apples
  • 6 Strong twigs cut from a tree and dried out or 3 pairs of chopsticks

Full preparation

  1. Line a baking tray with greaseproof paper.
  2. Insert the sticks into the apples at the stalk end and set aside.
  3. Place the sugar, water and glucose in a saucepan.
  4. Bring to the boil without stirring and cook until it reaches the hard crack stage at 150C.
  5. When it gets to soft crack at 135C, add a black food colouring, you might need to add quite a bit to get the colour right.
  6. When the sugar mixture has reached temperature quickly dip the apples into the mixture.
  7. Let the excess drip of and place on the lined baking tray to set.
  8. If the mixture starts to cool during dipping put back on the heat and re heat.
  9. Leave to set and cool for 20 minutes.