How to Make Colin the Caterpillar Toffee Apples

Colin the Caterpillar turns 30 this year, and to celebrate the cake that graced the table at every birthday party I grew up with, there are lots of special delicious celebratory treats. Just in time for this spooky season, Marks & Spencer has launched a recipe for Colin's Caterpillar Toffee Apples. This adorable twist on a Halloween classic is perfect for any Zoom Halloween party you throw, or even just for nibbling while watching a scary movie.

Marks & Spencer's latest spooky campaign is sure to make your October 31st plans a little better. They've created a section on their website with all the Halloween-themed snacks and treats you could want. As well as gingerbread rum punch and gourmet sausages, they've also released a recipe for Colin's toffee apples.

To make them everything you need, all you need is:

  • 4 big apples
  • 1 bottle toffee dessert sauce
  • 1 chocolate sponge roll
  • 1 can jazz sprinkles
  • 300g milk chocolate, cut into small pieces
  • 100g white chocolate, cut into small pieces
  • 4 mini Colin chocolate faces

You can buy all of the above from Marks and Spencer. Once you have your ingredients ready, you need to push the lollipop sticks into the apples so they are safe and easy to eat. Pour the toffee sauce into a bowl and roll the apples in until they are completely coated.

Then place them on a baking sheet and put in the refrigerator for 15 minutes. While they are cooling, break up the sponge until it resembles thick crumbs and pour in the powdered sugar. Mix them together.

Melt the milk chocolate and dip the apples in it from the refrigerator. Then put the chocolate apples into the sponge, sprinkle with the mixture and let cool for another 15 minutes.

Melt white chocolate and drizzle over apples. You can also use it as glue to attach Colin's face to the apple. Then refrigerate for another two hours.

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If you can't imagine anything better than a Colin the Caterpillar themed Halloween (because nothing can beat that), you can also opt for a Frankenklin cake. It's the regular cake you know and love, but with decorative chocolate nuts and bolts.