M&S reveal new Colin the Caterpillar Toffee Apple Recipe - and it’s perfect for Bonfire Night

Why not give it a go?

M&S toffee apple recipe
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M&S have got you covered with their new toffee apple recipe, perfect for Bonfire Night.

As the night draws closer, we start to crave some typically seasonal treats. And M&S have shared a new toffee apple recipe that takes inspiration from everybody’s favourite cake character - Colin the Caterpillar (opens in new tab).

Coated in milk and white chocolate, jazzie sprinkles and toffee sauce, they not only taste delicious, but look spectacular.

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And if you’re limited for time this year, never fear. This toffee apple recipe is much simpler than the ones for traditional hard-toffee apples.

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Whether you’re following this M&S toffee apple recipe to make a sweet surprise for the young people in your life - or even just for yourself - these are well worth a go. Make them ready for Bonfire Night evening and you can just sit back, relax and enjoy all things autumnal.

You will need:

  • 4 large apples
  • 1 bottle toffee dessert sauce
  • 1 chocolate sponge roll
  • 1 jar jazzie sprinkles
  • 300g milk chocolate, broken into small pieces
  • 100g white chocolate, broken into small pieces
  • 4 mini Colin chocolate faces

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M&S Method and Full Recipe (opens in new tab):

  1. Place a lollipop stick in the centre of an upright apple and push firmly down into the core until secure.
  2. Pour toffee dessert sauce into a deep bowl and roll the apple in the sauce. Place upright on greaseproof paper on a large baking tray and chill in the fridge for 15 minutes.
  3. On a large plate break up the sponge roll until you have large, breadcrumb-like pieces. Pour over ⅔ jar of jazzie sprinkles and use a spoon to mix together.
  4. In a deep bowl melt the milk chocolate in the microwave on a low heat, stirring occasionally to ensure that it doesn’t burn.
  5. Remove the apples from the fridge. Some of the toffee sauce may have pooled to the bottom of the apples; use a spoon or knife to spread back over the apple.
  6. Dip the apples in the milk chocolate to evenly coat.
  7. Roll the apples in the cake crumb and jazzie sprinkle mixture.
  8. Place upright back on the greaseproof paper and chill for 15 minutes.
  9. Melt the white chocolate in the microwave. Using a knife, drizzle the melted chocolate over the apples to create stripes. Sprinkle with remaining jazzie sprinkles.
  10. Using the leftover white chocolate, use your knife to carefully spread some on the back of a white chocolate Colin face. Stick on the front of your apple. Chill for a minimum of 2 hours.

Enjoy your toffee apples!

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