Apple of my Eye

Sponsored by Limited Edition Tic Tac Green Apple

Things which are green:


The fresh green leaves springing to life on my crab apple tree.

Craft Paddle pop sticks.

Limited edition Tic Tac Green Apple.

What better way to celebrate all of these things together then to make me some country toffee apples! You’ll need:

First things first you have to make the toffee. I know! Scary, right? I was TOTALLY scared. But if I can do it…you can too! I even went and got a thermometer! Somehow I think my “thing” at the next School market will be toffee apples.

Take 4 cups of sugar, one cup of water and 1 teaspoon of white vinegar into a heavy based saucepan and bring it on the boil. Once it’s boiled, it needs to simmer for 20 mins or so (until it reaches 150 degrees c which is the hard crack stage). Who knew?! If you wanted to colour the toffee red or green just add a few drops to the mix before it starts to boil.

While that’s bubbling away, take a melon baller and cut out small balls of apple, making sure that there is a little green skin on the top.

Then push in the paddle pop sticks. When I do this again I will use plain sticks and NOT the coloured ones as I don’t think the green is food safe! So use PLAIN WOOD. You have been warned!

Then you can add some ribbon. Hello country gingham! Look how cute you are!

By this stage the toffee should be ready. Place the hot pot into a baking dish filled with cold water so that it stops bubbling.

You then need to dip the apples into the toffee, then put the tops (skin side down) into a bowl of Limited edition Tic Tac Green Apple. You need to work fairly quickly and place then onto a baking tray lined with baking paper.

They just need a few minutes to cool and stick.

And there you have it!

I think these would be great for a kid’s party, or School Fete and dead set, if I can tackle this, I PROMISE you can too! Remember how cool toffee apples were when you were a kid? Me too, me too.

You know what else is green? THIS!

And you can win it!

To celebrate the release of the Limited Edition Tic Tac Green Apple the kind peeps at Tic Tac would like to give you a chance to win a Green Apple Kitchen Aid! There is 1 Apple Green Kitchen Aid mixer up for grabs for readers of Woogsworld & BabyMac. For your chance to win, just think of a name for my toffee apple creation and leave it in the comments below.

The comment judged the most creative across both blogs by Tic Tac will win the Kitchen Aid. Entries close at midnight Thursday 20th September with the winner announced on Friday 21st September. Australian residents only.

So…what should I call this recipe?

With thanks to the Limited Edition Tic Tac Green Apple.
Click here to visit their Facebook Page.
Recipe idea was taken from Pinterest here and the toffee apple recipe sourced and adapted from a few recipes on

  • Emily

    Taccy apple :-)

  • Adriana Glass

    Such a great idea! (had a chuckle about the colored paddle pop stick fail, I’ve done that before too… Ah what’s a little dye between friends)
    I like that these are a manageable amount of toffee apple, not that huge, sticky impenetrable blob we used to gorge on then ultimately discard once we’d given ourselves a belly ache.
    Love how you styled them in the jars! Gorgeous!

  • Chantelle

    Polka dot pops!

  • Hope’s Mama

    Grapple sticks!

  • NickyC

    Tic Tac Toe-ffy Apples

    PS they look fantastic and i love your photography!

  • SawHole

    This is not an entry, as we are friends and people would cry: “Rort!” but I wanted to say you are very creative, Beth. I admire your courage in tackling toffee.

  • Anna Schiopu

    Tic tac toffee apple explosion

  • Deb ([email protected])

    Tic Tof Tac Apple Bites

  • Janine Fitzpatrick

    Ticcy Taccy Toffee Pops

  • Rockn

    Tic Tapples

  • SawHole

    This is not an entry, I just wanted to say well done Beth. I admire your courage in tackling toffee.

  • Jos SewCookLaughLive

    Apple Tic Tof

  • Jaylene Oreo

    Ticcy taccy toffee

  • Anonymous

    Sticky Ticcies!


  • planbmidlifeadventure

    Tic Tac Tof App

  • Cara Devaney

    Tic Tac Toffee Topper


    Stickle Tacs x

  • SimKenington

    Apple Toffee Tic-Tac-Crunchies!

  • Blythe

    Tic Tac Apple Bomb

  • Olivia Roach

    Apple Crunchy Bites

  • Mel

    Tic Tac Baby Mac Apples

  • Ruth Mason

    Tic tac babymac, kitchen aid a woog

  • Jesse

    Baby Mac Tic Tac Mini Toffee Apples

  • Jodi

    Snap Apple Pop


  • Shannon

    Tic Tac Toe-fy Apples!

  • duchess_declutter

    Grapple sticks :)


    Tic-Tapple Pops x

  • Angels have Red Hair

    Ticcy Taccy Toffee Tidbits


    Tic Tac Toffee
    (you know, like tic tac toe) ;)

  • Ginny

    Tic Tac Apple Pop!

  • Louisa

    tic tac toffee apple …..shocking, I know. I haven’t had a coffee yet, just a tea. :(

  • Carmel Morris

    Tic-tac toffee pops

  • Sarah

    Well Done Betty. Very impressed. It certainly bought back many memories for me. Sarah x

  • Maryanne

    MacTac Apples

  • MamaGen

    Tic, Tac, Pop!

  • Anonymous

    Kermit ?

  • sheffie

    Tic Tac Pops

  • Reannon Hope

    Apple pops

  • Anonymous

    Tickle tackle hard green apples

    aimee d

  • Faux Fuchsia

    Ticky- Tacky Apple-tastic Sticks should be the name.

    Or TAS for short.

    All these photos are very Martha Stewart-living-the-Domestic-Dream. So Soothing on Monday.

    Meanwhile can I just say I luff a kitchen aid mixer with every cell and fibre of my being? Any piece of kitchen equipment that comes with its very own gear box is immensely comforting during Life’s Challenging Times.

    Let’s face it Beth, Life’s Hard. Get Cooking I say.

    Don’t forget to plant a quince tree.


  • Anonymous

    They kinda remind me of lotus pods so maybe ‘Apple Pods’ (Kelly Walters)

  • Lyn-Maree

    Eve’s Temptation

  • ChristieLou22

    TAPS ( a condensed/mini version of toffee apple!)

  • sarah

    Tic Tac ToFee Pops.

  • kelly

    “TIC TAC TAFFEY APPLES…”…yes…i think it’s a winner Beth :-)..xx
    T.T.T.A FOR SHORT!!!

  • Lexi:: PottyMouthMama

    Apple Mac Tic Tac Paddy Whack Toffees

  • Janelle

    Tic Tac Blossoms

  • Anonymous

    Tic Tac Green Apple Toffee Pops!
    They looks beautiful and I am going to give them a whirl on the weekend for my kids.
    Sue Nelson

  • Lee Smith

    tic tapple
    “a tic tapple a day keeps the doctor away”


    Stickle Tacs


    Tic-Tapple Pops xx

  • Julia

    With a tic tac
    Baby Mac
    Made a toffee app

  • Suszie Love

    Sticky Lime Drops

  • Lipgloss Mumma

    Tic-Tapple-icious pops

  • Nicola

    Toffee Tic-led pomme pops!

  • Anonymous

    Good luck everyone, I have had this Green Apple Kitchen Aid for years and it works a dream and is handsome as hell! Even a touch retro!

  • Shelley

    Shit I wanna win this but can’t come up with anything!
    Tic Tac Tacky Baby Apple Pops?

  • Anonymous

    Tic tac apple clusters. Yum!


  • Mel

    tic Toffs

  • Kelly MacNamara

    Green martian pops from the planet of Tic Tac!!

  • whitney

    Tacky Apple Tacks!

  • Bel

    Tic Tac Lick Suck Crunch

  • vancybec

    Apple Tacs – dude, my mind is all in a tither – imagine the show pony factor with that baby on your benchtop! eeeeeep!!

  • Mandy

    Baby MacApples :)

  • Anonymous

    Well here goes “Tic Tac Toffee – apple on a stick”
    Best wishes,
    Belinda from Newcastle.

  • sar

    Tooth-killer thrillers. They look like they’d be worth it too! Sarah

  • smellsgoodfeelsgood

    I don’t know how you do it Beth :) Tiny Tic Tac Toffee Apples

  • Cherie @ raising master Max

    Apple Mac’s,

    Or how about …


    Oh my LORD :)

    Love your stuff x

  • Anita Manners

    Tic-tac Grannies – they look to me like cute grannies with green hair! I obviously need more coffee today! Would love to win this for a close friend who has been lusting over the green kitchen aid – I have a blue one & I love it!

  • Nat – Muddy Farmwife

    Tic Tapple Toffees
    Tic Tackle Tapples

    Talk about tongue twisters.
    Oh my goodness how awesome it would be to have that Kitchen Aid on my bench! The cooking goodness you could do with that.

    Love the photos and love the fact you were brave enough to tackle toffee, not something I have worked up the kitchen courage for. Great comp Beth.

  • Ms_Clutterbuck

    Not So Tricky Sticky Ticcies

  • Sascha

    They are too cute.

    How about Tac tini?

  • Lisa Smith

    Tic Tac Paddy Whack Toffee Apple Snack

    Thanks for the opportunity to enter this fantastic competition!! :-)

  • Lisa Suzanne

    Hi, what about:

    Tic Tac Baby Mac Toffee Apple Snack


  • Megs

    what about…. Apple iPops

  • Salz DummySpit

    tic-Apple toffee pops.

  • Miss-B

    I think they look like flowers!

    My suggestion … mini apple tic-tacky toffees

  • Libby

    ‘T’-Squared Toffee…your friends will be green with envy!
    (yep, that’s about as tacky as the toffee)

  • Deb

    sticky ticky tacky toffee.

    say that 3 times fast.

  • Girl in Baggy Greens

    Taccy Appys!

  • Jess Myheartisyourhome

    Mac’s appletacs

    These look fantastic!

    Well done

  • Rechelle

    Grapple Pops! Agree on the brave factor of toffee – last time I made toffee ended in two fingers stuck together and second degree burns

  • Holli


    What a great idea.

    Can’t wait to try! Thanks :)

    Holli xo

  • Megan

    Ticci Tacci toffee apples :)

  • Miss Nic

    Apple Max.
    i tacs
    Green Afros.

  • Anonymous

    They look like a little family…so…
    The T T MacGreen’s with baby Apple!

  • ally

    sticky ticky tacky toffee apples
    (or in reality icky sticky ticky tacky toffee apples)

  • lizandluke

    tic tac apple bites????

  • Stevie

    Baby Macs Tac Toffee

  • Caroline C

    Tic Tastic Apple Pops

  • Lipstick and Licorice

    Sticky SubLIME Sticks

  • Kezpats

    Lickee Stickee Toffee delicioushee

  • Susan H

    They look like a little family…so…
    The T T MacGreen’s with baby Apple.

    Sorry forgot to add my name in previous post.

  • paulines

    Green with tic tac envy toffee apples.

  • Alisi’s Mummy

    How about Victory Apples

    ‘Coz they look like they’re wearing wreaths on their heads, and because you were victorious in producing the toffee!

  • Leigh Goodman

    They look like weeny little apple trees – Tic Tac Toffee apple Trees!!

    GOD how I’d love to win one of those mofo bad boys! x

  • Craig Hand

    Tacky Apples.. Yum



  • Anonymous

    Tacky Apples – Yum


    Jodie-Ann Hand

  • Shaz

    How about ‘Tic Tac Knick Knacks’?



  • Jessica Flett

    Tic-Tac Toffee Apple Pops…
    I love the styling and recipe idea Beth. These looks gorgeous. The bite size is so clever.

  • Corinthians Grace

    That way we can say… just getting some nick nacks that I don’t have to dust. Just polish off!!!!

  • [Good Mum Hunting]

    Goody green Tic Tac drops!

    Green limousines… (Tragic fan of the Badloves was I…)

    Tic Tac Apple Stix

    Tic Tac Paddywhack…

    Yeah, I’ll stop now.

    Great price Bev, just superb!


  • sarah br

    Baby Macs Apple Tacs”

  • Bec | Bird with a chip

    How cool are these… “T-apple s-Tics Tacs”… methinks. X

  • Noo

    ticky tac baby mac apples!

  • Anonymous

    Niesh- Baby Mac Toffee tack pops!

  • PrettylilBirdie

    Green with Envy candy Apple :)

  • Kylie

    Tic Tac Tempters
    Tic Tac Teasers
    Tiny Tic Tapples

  • KK


  • Jenna Lee.



  • Crash Test Mummy

    Apple Mac-a-Tacs

  • Jenny

    Maybe Ticcy Taccy Toffee Appys?

  • Tegan @ Style Chic

    Tic Tac Toc Pops!

  • Anonymous

    Apple-icious Toffee Mac Tac’s

  • tahlia @ the parenting files

    The Green Gabbles

  • highland felds

    hi beth, is there room for me too…
    teeney tic tac trees

  • Tessa White

    Tickle Tackle Tapples.. say that fast 10 times!!

  • Sharni

    Tic-kled Green Apples

  • Jane D

    Toffee Tacles

  • Jo @Country life experiment

    Apple {Baby} Mac

  • Anonymous

    Tic Tac Paddywhack Pops :)

    Jen Clark

  • Belinda Doyle

    Tic Tapple Pops :)

  • Danya

    Baby tic taccled toffappes :) Yes, toffappes is SO a work and you know it!! You know, like frappes, appes and canappes, come on admit it, you say canappes instead of canapes……….. surely :) :)

  • zoe

    Apple Blossom

  • Kairan Hanson

    Tic Tac Apple Macs

  • Anonymous

    Tic tac apple stack

    That kitchenaid belongs on my bench!!! It would complete me! Deb Eng

  • Kairan Hanson

    Tic Tac Apple Macs

  • Anonymous

    Tic tac green apple baby macs!

  • Rachel Ahern

    Tickle Pops

  • Anonymous

    Oops! Forgot my name! Derrrrr
    Holly Geiger
    Tic tac green apple baby macs!

  • Kairan Hanson

    Tic Tac Apple Macs

  • Kimmie

    Mac Taffy Apples

  • Clare

    Baby Mac’s Tickity Tackity Apple Pops

  • Margie SW

    Toffee Tapples

  • Anonymous

    green apple trees

    tic tac apple smack

    cactus apples

    kirrilly dowling

  • Margie SW

    Toffee Tapple Tic Tac Poppies

  • Kylie moir

    Tic tapples!!

    I’m going to give them a try!! Yummo

  • Maryandlil

    Baby appletacs by Baby Mac

  • Jane

    Baby Ticcy Taccy Scrummy Greeny Apples

  • Maryandlil

    Baby Appletacs by BabyMac

  • Mary


  • feebeecakes

    Tic Mac baby apples

  • Ainsley T

    Ticcy Takky Sticky Apple

  • Sarah-Jane


  • Neets


  • Michelle Schoeps

    ‘Old school toffee apples with a Tic Tac twist’. We all know I have Tabitha so I dont want to seem greedy, but imagine – Pink and Green! x

  • Michelle Schoeps

    Tic Tac Apple Mac – someones probably done that.

  • Jenelle Coote

    Tickle Tackle Apple Crackle

  • Anonymous

    The BIG apple ;-) …. Taking you back to new York!!!

    Tic tac APPLEmac

    Kim Bibby x

  • Rockmum

    Granny Smiths in curlers

  • Sarah McGregor

    Green Goblin Gobbles

  • cjandrob

    There’s a tic tac app for that!!

  • cjandrob

    There’s a TIC TAC app for that!

  • Bree

    Baby Mac tic tac gaps (green apple pops)

  • Cathy

    tic tac green apple splat

  • Steph

    Mini tic tapples or topple pops! So very cute and I’d give anything to win that kitchen aide!!

  • Anonymous

    Mop Pops – they look like little people with mop top hair dos and bow ties :) Jacinta b

  • Cathy

    tic tac green apple splat

  • Lj

    Appley apple pops (so easy you can do them in your sleep ;-)

  • Caroline Coady

    Toffee Apple Tic Tac Toppers

  • Lj

    Appley apple poppers (so easy you can make them in your sleep)

  • gypsyjo

    There are so many good suggestions! Hard to compete… I thought they looked like grannies too, so I’m going with Green Grannies (I’m sure there are many out there!).

  • Dianne W

    My husband says Granny’s Delight.

    I say, Granny’s Green Apple Tic Tac Delight!

  • Kerrie

    Toffee apple orchard

    I love the ribbon!

  • Anonymous

    Baby Mac Grenoffie pops – Mia Laing

  • Dianne W

    Tic Tac Toffee Apples

  • Annette Noble

    Spring Sticks!

  • Ellen Arthur

    Tic Tac Topples

  • Rebekah

    Green ‘not Gwenyth Paltrow’s daughter’ delights

  • madeleine

    Appletinis! They look so good. Would be the hit of the fete round these parts.

  • Designs by M

    Apple Pop Sticks!

  • Anonymous

    Ticcy Apples
    (Georgina Clark)

  • Belinda – Nest Design Studio

    B’Mac t’apples.
    Yes, this is my very lame answer….but every name I thought of involved a very immature primary school tic tac/barbie joke.

  • Anonymous

    My comment wont publish on blogger either… but I say call em’ GRABOPPLES!!!!! Step Right Up and Get Your Tasty GRABOPPLES!!!!…. catchy hey! – Helena Van Every

  • Something Gorgeous

    Green ticky toffees. X Toni

  • Charmaine Campbell

    Candylicious Tic Tac Apples

  • Katrina

    Kermit the pop

  • Something Gorgeous

    Ticky Tacky Apples. XToni

  • Christy

    The apple tic tac tofee cluster…sure to be a jaw buster!!

  • Robyn C

    AppletasTIC TACs

  • Yvonne Edwards

    Summer apple bites!!

  • Anonymous

    I think toffee apple tactics. Rember the ads tic tac are my tactics? They look yum!

    Ally Bithell

  • Anonymous

    Little Tic Tac Apple Men
    Rebecca Simunic

  • Liza @ Life with 3 under 3

    knick knack paddy whack, baby macs tic tac snacks!

  • Dom Deeb

    Tic Tac Marbles

  • April Hague

    Apple Popticles

  • Bianca Devjak

    It has to be a catchy name for kids so…
    Tic Tac Meanie Greenies!

  • chunkychick_in_NZ


  • Sky
  • A Country Mum

    Fantas-tic-tac Apples

  • Anonymous

    Envy Buds?
    Tic Tac Apple-icious?
    Tic Tac Candy App?

    Why can’t I get my Google account to work?

  • Kirsti
  • Sarah bettinsoli

    Candy apple lolly pops

  • Sarah bettinsoli

    Candy apple lolly pops

  • Miranda hendra

    Apple fantictac- tactic pops

  • Colin

    I’ll take 3 please.

  • Leanne @ Uber Simplicity

    Apple Tic Tastic, cause you know tic-tacs are my tactic!

  • jody

    Very clever! I think they look like beautiful little green chrysanthemums or Daisys, perfect for spring! I would call them ‘Green Daisy Pops’ – why not? xx

  • Jane Frosh Stylist

    Baby Mac-a-tac apples :)

  • Danielle

    Mini Apple Macs 1.0

  • Anonymous

    Hi Beth, first time I’ve commented but have to say I love your blog and this prize rocks!! I would call them: tic tac Christmas pops, thanks again for the opportunity and love checking in everyday xxx
    Lisa Oliver

  • Amy Ross

    Fresh granny pops

  • Anonymous

    Apple Army Pops – Felicity Ryan

  • Anonymous
  • Andrew Duckmanton

    Tic Tac Apple Zaps

  • Anonymous

    Something easy and short for kids to say, “TWATT” sticks (toffee with apple tic tacs). Cheers, Christy ([email protected])

  • robyn

    Those are seriously cool! I am terrified of toffee. I would call them Apple Green Gobbles. LOVE the colour of the kitchen aid xxx

  • GourmetGirlfriend

    MacApple TacStick

  • Anonymous

    What a great toffee apple. My name would be “apple tic tac T.O.E.S.” or just “tic tac T.O.E.S.” where T.O.E.S. stands for toffee on elegant sticks (because your green sticks with the gingham ribbon are so cute and add a touch of class to the humble toffee apple).
    Chris ([email protected])

  • Libby

    Ticky tacky sticky apples

  • C amber

    Tic tak apple crunch

  • David ‘Keith’ Fedirchuk

    sTic sTac?

  • Laura

    Tapple Pops

  • Judy

    Tic Tac Toff-ee-licious

  • MellyJ

    TicTastic Apple Pops!

  • Dean Koorey

    Well they’re a taste explosion, blowing away your tastebuds…
    So…”Granny Smith & Wessons” !!

  • Sanjay Hackett

    Tic Tacular Toffees

  • kchambo

    Baby Apple Zapples