Autumn is filled with wonderful family moments, all those crunching leaves on the ground. Toasting marshmallows over an open fire and long autumn walks in the countryside on the cold frosty ground. And the perfect time to prepare some tasty, spooky, poison toffee apples.
It takes me a while to accept summer is over. But in reality autumn is my favourite season. With the promise of Halloween and dark cosy nights by the fire with my little family, I feel it’s the most exciting season.
Halloween is a big event for our family; and always has been since I was little. My brother was born at 2 minutes to 12 on Halloween! If that is not the best excuse ever for a Halloween party then nothing is? And with Jack being born at the end of October he too has had his fair share of spooky parties.
Toffee Apples are one of our biggest family traditions that I honestly can’t imagine Halloween without. My Mum always made sure we had shiny red toffee apples to munch on during Halloween. And poison toffee apples are a tradition I have carried on with my family.
At wouldn’t be Halloween without Toffee Apples would it?
In my endeavour to make all of our food homemade and in collaboration with the lovely people from Pink Lady® and PinKids® their smaller snack size but perfectly formed relative. I have researched and made my own toffee apples with a twist.
It had to be Pink Lady® as these are the only apples the Christie boys will eat. They even have their Grandma buy them in when they visit. They know the difference! You can’t ever change brands they know!
Only the best of the best apples are selected, hand-picked and given the Pink Lady® seal of approval – the pink heart-shaped sticker you find on every apple is a symbol of its authenticity and guarantees consistent quality.
Being a huge fan of all things Disney and with Snow White being one of my favourites, I decided to go for spooky poison apples. How amazing would these look at a Halloween party, or a spooky bowl of poison apples for trick or treaters?
And what a lovely tradition to share with your family on Halloween or at Halloween parties?
Recipe For Poison Toffee Apples
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 tube of liquid glucose
- 3/4 cups water
- Black food colouring gel
- 6 PinKids® Apples
- 6 strong twigs cut from a tree and dried out on a radiator or 3 pairs of chopsticks
- Line a baking tray with greaseproof paper
- Insert the sticks into the apples at the stalk end
- Place the sugar, water and glucose in a saucepan
- Bring to the boil without stirring and cook until it reaches the hard crack stage at 150C
- When it gets to soft crack 135C, add a black food colouring, I found I needed to add quite a bit to get the colour right.
- When the sugar mixture has reached temperature quickly dip the apples into the mixture
- Let the excess drip of and place on the lined baking tray to set
- If the mixture starts to cool during dipping put back on the heat and re heat
- Leave to set and cool for 20 minutes
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This post was written in collaboration with PinKids® and Pink Lady® apples.