You'll need 15 wooden chop sticks or paddle pop sticks for this recipe.15 small Red Delicious or Pink Lady apples, washed, dried4 cups white sugar1 cup water½ teaspoon cream of tartar2 teaspoon red liquid food colouring
1. Push a stick into each apple. Line two baking trays with baking paper. Place sugar and water into a heavy based saucepan over low heat. Cook, stirring, until sugar has dissolved. Stop stirring. Bring to a boil. Using a wet pastry brush, brush away sugar crystals on sides of saucepan above syrup. Stir in cream of tartar and food colouring.
2. Reduce heat to low. Simmer toffee for 20 minutes or until it reaches a hard crack stage. To check if it has reached this state, add one teaspoon of toffee to a glass of ice cold water. Remove solidified toffee from water and bend it. The toffee should crack easily and not feel sticky. Once toffee is at this stage, remove from heat immediately.
3. Wait until toffee stops bubbling then dip one apple into toffee. Tip saucepan on an angle to coat apple in toffee, especially around the stick. Place onto prepared baking tray. Repeat with remaining apples. Allow to set at room temperature.
Enjoy and let the kids have a party!