Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Chocolate Covered Apples

There was a booth selling carmel covered apples at the Gravenstein Apple Fair last weekend, but I prefer chocolate-covered apples. It was probably too hot to sell chocolate covered apples last weekend, but here's an easy recipe so you can make them at home.

Chocolate Covered Apples

6 firm Gravenstein Apples (or medium sized Fuji or Granny Smith)
6 sturdy lollipop/popsicle sticks
10 ounces dark chocolate
1/2 cup nuts
Waxed paper

Twist off stems of apples, and insert sticks into apple cores
Place apples in refrigerator while preparing chocolate.
Melt chocolate in a double boiler or a saucepan over a saucepan (I use a metal bowl over simmering water for this recipe, so it's easy to dip and roll the apple in the same bowl)
Dip apple into melted chocolate, allowing the excess to drip back into the bowl. Roll around in chocolate, turning with the stick, until the entire apple is coated.
Puts Nuts (or other topping) into separate bowl and roll apple until completely covered in nuts.
Place decorated apples on a cookie sheet lined with wax paper, standing upright.
Refrigerate for 25 minutes or until the chocolate is set.


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Anonymous said...

Chocolate covered apples on a stick is a meal in itself!

Gravenstein apples, covered with chocolate on a stick is the ne plus ultra of this type of delicious snack.