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.
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Recipe idea was taken from Pinterest here and the toffee apple recipe sourced and adapted from a few recipes on taste.com.au.