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How To Make Dairy Free Toffee Apples

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Toffee apples are a gorgeous and tasty treat, perfect for Bonfire and Halloween nights. This autumn treat, waiting to be made are dairy free, and will taste better, than the ones bought in shops. So, get some apples and make these dairy free toffee apples the easy way.
What you'll need: 
8 small apples
8 lolly sticks or wooden skewers
400g Brown or white sugar
1 teaspoon white vinegar
100ml of cold water
4 tablespoons golden syrup
Red food colouring (optional)
Heavy based saucepan (don’t use non-stick pans)
Baking tray
Baking paper
1: 
If you want to remove the coated wax from the apples, put the apples in a bowl of boiling water. Make sure the apples, are completely submerged in the water. You may have to do this in batches, if the bowl is not big enough. Doing this will also, help the caramel to stick to the apples.
2: 
Dry the apples, you can use a paper kitchen towel to do it. Twist off any stalks on the apples. Push the lolly sticks or wooden skewers, into the stalk end of the apples. Check to see if it's steady when held by the stick.
3: 
Put baking paper on the baking tray and place the apples on the baking paper, until ready to use.
4: 
Put the sugar and the water into the pan, and warm on a medium heat. Dissolve the sugar, and then add the vinegar and syrup. If you are using colouring, you may add it in at this stage.
5: 
Boil the mixture for about 10 minutes, don't stir during this stage. While boiling, the toffee will reach a hard crack stage. Cook while the sugar or candy thermometer reads 140C. If you don't have a thermometer, you can simply put cold water into a cup or glass. Drop a little bit of toffee mixture into the cold water, if it hardens instantly, the toffee is ready to be used. If it's soft in between your fingers, continue to boil until it reaches that hard crack stage.
6: 
Remove from the heat and let the bubbles disappear.
7: 
Dip the apples and twist each apple in the toffee, until the whole apple is coated. Lift the apple up and let any excess toffee sauce drop in the pan. If the sauce gets a bit thick while coating, just warm the toffee sauce up a little. Place the apples on the tray covered with baking paper to harden.
8: 
Leave the toffee to set properly before eating.
Conclusion: 
These toffee apples will be a welcome treat to any Halloween or Bonfire night. They will have your own personal touch. You can offer them, to anyone who is a vegan or doesn't like dairy products.
Tips: 
Stick to small or medium sized apple, they are easier to control, and less mess created.
As the toffee is sweet, use soar or sharp tasting apples, like Cox apples.
You can add any food colouring or flavours you want. For example, you can have lime with green colouring
You can coat the apples twice, if there is any toffee sauce left over.
You can present your toffee apples wrapped in cellophane, tied with a ribbon round the stick
Warnings: 
Don’t give very young children this treat. Their teeth’s won’t be strong enough, to bite through the toffee surface.

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