M&S shares recipe for Colin the Caterpillar toffee apples

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Colin toffee apples (M&S)
Colin the Caterpillar toffee apples (M&S)

Colin the Caterpillar has long been a British birthday party staple and now Marks and Spencer has revealed a new way to eat the beloved treat.

As part of its Halloween campaign, M&S has revealed a recipe for Colin toffee apples.

The recipe offers a new twist on the classic treat, and includes sticky toffee, milk and white chocolate, sprinkles and Colin mini faces.

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To make the apples you will need:

  • 4 large apples

  • 4 lollipop sticks

  • 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

Once you’ve gathered all of your ingredients, you can start making the toffee apples.

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.

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On a large plate, break up the sponge roll until you have large, breadcrumb-like pieces. Pour over two-thirds of the 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.

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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 the remaining jazzie sprinkles.

Use your knife to carefully spread some of the melted white chocolate onto the back of a white chocolate Colin face. Stick on the front of your apple. Chill for a minimum of two hours.

Frankencolin is the spooky twist on Colin the Caterpillar (M&S)
Frankencolin is the spooky twist on Colin the Caterpillar (M&S)

The Colin the Caterpillar cake has also seen a Halloween twist this year, with M&S releasing ‘Frankencolin’ - a spooky twist on the sponge.

Frankencolin is smothered in chocolate, decorated with nuts and bolts and completed with a green, angry-looking face.

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