Farm Chef recipe: Bonfire Night toffee apples

With Bonfire Night coming up Farmers Weekly’s Farm Chef Mary-Ann Beaty has come up with a recipe for toffee apples.  

As well as being a sweet treat these toffee apples provide the perfect opportunity for children to let their imaginations run wild with the decorating. 

See also: Farm Chef recipe: Caramelised plum tart

Serves 6

Preparation time 15 minutes

Cooking time 15 minutes  


Toffee apples

© Jonathan Page

6 wooden sticks

6 eating apples

400g dairy toffees

½ tsp vanilla extract

For the decorations

Popping candy, chocolate buttons, biscuit pieces, rock salt


  1. Push the sticks about two-thirds of the way into the apples and place them on a baking tray on lightly greased foil
  2. Over a very low heat melt the toffees until smooth and stir in the vanilla
  3. Dip the apples in to the toffee mixture until covered. Decorate as desired
  4. Put in the fridge to harden until ready to serve

Mary-Ann Beaty farms with husband Adam on the Warwickshire/West Midlands border in partnership with Adam’s brother Tom and his wife Kate. It is a mixed farm with a contracting enterprise. They have two children – Charlie, who has just started a placement year at Claas UK, and Roo (Richard), who is doing an apprenticeship in digital marketing.

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