Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 25 mins

Apples for Halloween follow the tradition of the centuries old Halloween game of trying to catch apples with your teeth from a barrel of water.Toffee apples appeared later at Halloween fairs.


  1. Thoroughly wash the apples then dry with kitchen paper.
  2. Insert a wooden stick in each, downwards through the core, to act as handles.
  3. Put the butter, treacle, sugar and vinegar in a pan, mix together and bring to the boil for about 20 minutes.
  4. Quickly dip the apples in the hot mixture and then place on a rack to set.