The Colin toffee apples (Picture: M&S)
2020 has been quite a year for Colin the Caterpillar as he celebrates his 30th birthday.
We’d had lots of new Colin themed products and some delicious recipes to encourage the nation to celebrate three decades of the popular M&S caterpillar cake.
In August, the brand posted a guide to making the Colin the Caterpillar trifle for summer and people loved the idea.
Now for Halloween, M&S has Colin’s take on another classic – the toffee apple.
Using sponge roll, toffee sauce,, chocolate and a pack of Colin faces, the brand has created this recipe for sticky apples with a resemblace to the cake.
The apples are perfect to make for Halloween this weekend or Bonfire Night next week.
- 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
- Place a lollipop stick in the centre of an upright apple and push firmly down into the core until secure.
- 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.
- 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.
- In a deep bowl melt the milk chocolate in the microwave on a low heat, stirring occasionally to ensure that it doesn’t burn.
- 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.
- Dip the apples in the milk chocolate to evenly coat.
- Roll the apples in the cake crumb and jazzie sprinkle mixture.
- Place upright back on the greaseproof paper and chill for 15 minutes.
- 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.
- 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 two hours.
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