Chocolate Apples!

 

This is hardly a recipe, since it’s so simple to pull together and you can really let your creativity run wild with these. These festive treats have the appeal of caramel or candy apples without the need to slave over a hot stove for a long time, or the sticky mess.

You’ll need:

  • 8 small to medium sized apples
  • 1 bag (2 cups) semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 8 strong, but small twigs
  • some sprinkles, nuts, seeds, or flaked coconut for sprinklin’
  • parchment or waxed paper lined cookie sheet

First, wash and remove stems from apples. Dry each apple super duper well, and then replace the stem with a twig, by pushing down firmly but gently into the center of the apple. The twig should be lodged in there well enough to support the weight of the apple, so you can essentially pick up the apple with the twig. Although don’t go too crazy and start swinging ‘em around or whatevs, because they will dislodge and you could have a messy and possibly dangerous situation on your hands.

Next, over double boiler, or in large microwave safe bowl, melt chocolate chips. Stir often to prevent scorching.

Using the twig lodged in the apple as a handle, gently coat apple with chocolate. Sprinkle with fixin’s and then transfer to parchment covered cookie sheet to harden up. Repeat until all apples are covered.

That’s it!

 

As cute as they are, and as tempting as it may be to shove one of these monstrosities into your mouth, these are easiest to eat when sliced up.

 * I’m picturing Isa herself coming and slapping me on the wrist with a ruler. But she seems much too nice for that, don’t ya think?

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22 Responses to Chocolate Apples!

  1. Mo says:

    So. frickin. cute.

  2. Stacy says:

    Chocolate + apples! I eat several apples a day this time of year, so I can’t believe I never thought to add chocolate to the mix! These look awesome! =)

  3. These are beyond adorable! I love the sticks!

  4. Kathy says:

    They look delicious and so cute!

  5. Those look lovely! I normally don’t go for apple desserts, but this looks like something worth trying :)

  6. Heather says:

    Those look good and so pretty with the coconut shreds :)

  7. Farrah P says:

    I love the twigs. Too cute~

  8. Katrina says:

    I LOVE this idea! The twigs are the perfect touch.

  9. Jenny says:

    I love these!

  10. Amanda says:

    Apples are pretty yummy on their own, but this takes them to a new level!

  11. Cara says:

    Allyson, your book seriously looks INCREDIBLE!!! I cannot wait to get it :) I’m so excited for you…

  12. Jes says:

    I’m not the biggest fan of caramel apples, but chocolate covered apples get my vote! Plus the twigs-so cute & such a great idea. Have fun in Philly; it’s one of my favorite cities :)

    • allyson says:

      OooOOh, if/when you make it back to Philly, give me a holla, Jes! We are most certainly having the time of our lives here. :)
      Also, I’ve never been a big fan of caramel apples myself, but I love how they look… this is a happy medium, methinks. :D

  13. jessy says:

    you can bet your boots you get an A for effort, my friend! i’m burned out with MoFo today – it’s just a bit overwhelming this year and i know it is for you, too. everyone is crazy busy this year, but i love that we’re all still rock’n the amazing vegan eats! with such deliciousnesses like your chocolate apples……mmmmm…….. you’re fo ‘sho kick’n MoFo booty, allyson! MEGAyay!

    • allyson says:

      you, my dear, are kickin’ WAY more MoFo booty than I! But, I’m gonna proudly rock that gold star you just gave me, Jessy! <3 Superyay for everyone who has been crankin' out the posts during VeganMoFo!

  14. Jojo says:

    Oh wow, those look great.

  15. Kim Lutz says:

    These look way to good not to make! This weekend? Hmmm…..