Chocolate-Toffee Apples

Chocolate-Toffee Apples Recipe
Photo: Johnny Autry; Styling: Cindy Barr
This must try dessert-on-a-stick is party ready and sure to leave your guests with a sweet taste in their mouths.


Serves 12 (serving size: 1 apple)
Total time: 1 Hours

Recipe from

Cooking Light

Recipe Time

Hands-on: 32 Minutes
Total: 1 Hours

Nutritional Information

Calories 311
Fat 11.7 g
Satfat 3.4 g
Monofat 4.5 g
Polyfat 2.2 g
Protein 1.6 g
Carbohydrate 55.8 g
Fiber 4.8 g
Cholesterol 9 mg
Iron 0.6 mg
Sodium 49 mg
Calcium 29 mg


12 small Honeycrisp or other firm red apples
1 cup chopped pecans, toasted
1 cup granulated sugar
2/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup water
2 tablespoons brown sugar corn syrup
2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
2 tablespoons butter
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 ounces bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped


1. Rinse apples; dry well to remove waxy residue. Insert a craft stick into stem end of each apple. Place pecans in a shallow dish.

2. Combine sugars and the next 4 ingredients (through butter) in a small, heavy saucepan over medium-high heat, stirring just until sugar dissolves, and bring to a boil. Cook, without stirring, until a candy thermometer reaches 325° or until syrup begins to caramelize. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla and salt.

3. Working quickly with 1 apple at a time and holding apple by its stick, dip in caramel mixture, tilting pan and turning apple to mostly coat apple; allow excess to drip off. Quickly dip apple in pecans. Place apple, stick side up, on a cooling rack; let stand until set. Place chocolate in a microwave-safe dish; microwave at HIGH 1 minute or until melted, stirring every 20 seconds until smooth. Drizzle chocolate over apples. Let stand until set.

Julianna Grimes,

Cooking Light

October 2012
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