Dipping food in chocolate is so fun! Chocolate fountains, chocolate fondue and chocolate strawberries – all popular chocolate dipped desserts! Except I feel a little bit ashamed because, well…I don’t like chocolate covered strawberries. I don’t even like thinking about them. It must be some repressed childhood memory or something. I really don’t know. But would you like to know what I do like?
Chocolate covered apples.
Yes, you heard me right. Apples. Ever tried it?
The ingredients is simple, the technique is a little on the messy side, but the results – delicious! Our kids had fun dipping the apples.
Granny Smith apples or other variety
Chocolate Melting Wafers (like these which don’t require tempering but will still melt easily and give a sheen when dried)
Mini Caramel bits
Other toppings of your choosing
I used Granny Smith apples because I wanted a tart apple to contrast with the sweet toppings.
Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
Wash, dry and core your apples. Cut into 1/8 inch slices (not too thin or they won’t hold up but not too thick or they’ll be tricky to eat). If you have to error one way or the other, go thicker. Pat dry with paper towels.
Melt chocolate wafers according to package directions.
Dip apple slices into chocolate, coating both sides. Use a knife inserted into the center to lift the apple from the chocolate. Let excess chocolate drip off, then place chocolate covered apple slice on the cookie sheet.
Melt caramel bits according to package directions. Drizzle with caramel sauce and your choice of toppings over apples.
Add toppings of your choosing. I made
- Plain Chocolate
- Caramel Drizzled
- Caramel and Chopped Peanut Covered
- Crushed Graham Crackers
You could top with sprinkles, coarse sea salt, mini M&M’s, toasted coconut flakes, toffee bits – anything you like! (I tried to make a s’more version with marshmallow cream and graham cracker crumbs and although it was tasty, it was MESSY! But good.)
Place in refrigerator until set. Keep refrigerated until ready to serve.
What toppings would you try??