Halloween Chocolate Apples

When I was a young girl I’d walk round the supermarket with my mum and dad for their weekly shop and see amazing candy and chocolate covered apples on sticks in the fruit section. It always seemed like the most exotic fruit and the most delicious treat on earth in amongst the standard ‘boring’ fruit and veg (I’m obviously a 90’s child…) and most weeks I’d plan to spend my pocket money on one. Of course it never really worked out that way as the supermarket was always too far for me to travel and so my pocket money usually got spent at the corner shop

One of the things I wanted to do this autumn was make chocolate apples with J and so we hatched a plan to make them one night this week. First stop was to make our purchases including our favourite apples – Gala for her and Golden Delicious for me, before moving onto the chocolate and halloween sprinkles to top them off. Unfortunately our local supermarket doesn’t stock lolly sticks (!) and so we had to make an extra stop at a craft store, but J was very excited as we made our way round the shops

We set to work banging the chocolate to break it up, pushing lolly sticks into the base of the apples, and J ‘supervising’ me melting the chocolate for the next (and most fun) stage of our process – apple dipping! We dunked them in the chocolate filled bowls, covered them further in chocolate, ‘wiped the apple’s bottoms’ and then laid them on the baking parchment, before J took great delight in throwing as many sprinkles as she could over them before the chocolate started cooling

All in all the activity was approx 20-30 minutes but watching her excitedly pull a chocolate apple from the fridge and then eat it was pretty great and it was nice to spend an evening doing something other than homework and TV

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If you’re interested it’s the most simple recipe and gives your child (and you!) one of the 5 a day, plus a little sweet treat on the outside:

Ingredients:

  • 8 apples
  • 8 lolly sticks
  • 300g milk chocolate, broken up and melted
  • Halloween or decorative sprinkles of your choice

Method:

  1. Take any stalks off the apples and push the lolly sticks into the base of the apple
  2. Break up the chocolate and gently melt it
  3. Pour melted chocolate into a bowl and dip the apples in, swirling them around and using a spoon to cover the upper half
  4. Use a spatula to ‘wipe the apple’s bottom’ (this made J laugh every time!)
  5. Decorate with sprinkles, festive decorations, marshmallows – anything of your choosing
  6. Leave to cool for 5-10 minutes, then place in the fridge to set for at least half an hour
  7. Watch your child excitedly pull one from the fridge before joining in!

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