Toffee Apples with Chocolate

Toffee apples with chocolate, hazelnuts and sesame seeds

Makes: 12 servings 

Time: 15 Minutes

 

This must try dessert-on-a-stick is party ready and sure to leave your guests with a sweet taste in their mouths.

Ingredients

12 small red-skinned apples

12 lollipop sticks

For sesame seed toffee apples:

200g (7oz) demerara sugar

1tsp balsamic vinegar

2tbsp golden syrup

20g (¾oz) butter

30g sesame seeds

For chocolate-coated apples:

200g (7oz) plain chocolate (50% cocoa for best results)

2tsp (per apple) roasted chopped hazelnuts

Instructions

Push a stick into each apple.

For the sesame seed apples, combine the sugar with 50ml of water over a low heat and allow the sugar to dissolve. Add the vinegar, golden syrup and butter into a pan. Stir with a wooden spoon on a medium heat to melt, then bring to the boil. Boil for 5-6 minutes. To test if the toffee is ready, put a drop of the mixture into water to see if it hardens. Remove from the heat, add the sesame seeds (or, for a classic toffee apple, you can leave these out) and swirl the pan. Dip into the toffee to coat. Let any excess drip off. Put on an oiled baking tray to cool for 10 minutes.

For the chocolate-coated apples, melt the chocolate in a bowl set over a pan of simmering water. Dip each apple into the chocolate to coat, and sprinkle with nuts. Put on a tray in the fridge to set.

 

Source: Tesco Real Food

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