Wednesday, June 29, 2011

My Alternative To Candy Apples...Sort Of



You know how I love to make cake pops....all dipped in creamy chocolate and drizzled with my favorite candy sprinkles or choc chips...mmmmm!!
 I also love caramel apples (and so do my kiddos). So last night we were talking about how stores already have the Halloween stuff out and how ridiculous that is...and this, well, led us to talking about making caramel apples!! YAY! Except I didn't have the ingredients for that :(
But we could make chocolate coated apples! "HURRAY!" said the guys {ok, that was me saying it, but they were THINKING it, alright??!!}
We gathered the ingredients, which weren't much, and THIS is what's so great about making these kinds of candy apples>>they're EASY.
Ingredients:
White Chocolate Candy Coating
Red and blue sprinkles
apples (I like Gala and my boys like Granny Smith)
wood popsickle sticks
chocolate chips and/or nuts if you wish
Wax paper



Take your apples and wash and dry them. Remove any stickers.
Remove the stem, and poke the stick through this area about 1/3 of the way in.
Set aside. Pour your sprinkles in different bowls as well as your chips and nuts. You will need a nice deep bowl to dip your apples into.
Set you wax paper down on your work surface.
In your microwave, put in your chocolate candy coating tray (this is why I love this brand it's sold at Kroger's and after you're done you simply throw it away. No pots to wash :))
MW about 1 minute then in 15 second increments stirring with your spatula until melted. This particular brand melts real nice and smooth :)
Here's the fun part: your kids will love decorating the apples.
I take the apple and dip it into the melted white chocolate and if it's not too deep to cover all of it, I simply spoon it so as to cover all the apple. I then invert it and twist it back and forth gently so the candy coating slides down and leaves a smooth surface.
Now you can either dip your apples into the bowls of sprinkles or simply take a spoon and sprinkle on.
Set on wax paper to cool.



Note: I also have some floral foam blocks STILL covered in plastic where I stick my apples into when I want the bottom to be smooth and not flat.
You can also use a fondant gel pen to decorate your apples once they're dry.
Wrap in pretty cello bags and tie ribbons to give out on the 4th of July or to your friends and neighbors!! YUMMY!!
Happy Apple Making Day :)




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5 comments:

  1. This is such a cute idea. I love caramel apples, too, and I tend to associate them with fall. This is a great way to make a little patriotic treat.

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  2. As Rachael Ray would say: Yum-o! Love this idea! Coming over from Inspiration Friday and your newest follower!

    Jeanine

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  3. Mmmm, this sounds like a great treat!

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  4. I love these! I am having a Red, White and Blue Linky Party and I'd love for you to join in on the fun by linking your project.
    www.itsybitsypaperblog.com

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  5. Love how you packaged these yummy apples for gift giving! They would be a perfect link-up at the Pretty Packages Party starting today!
    http://blackberryvine.blogspot.com/2011/07/pretty-packages-party-11.html
    Hope to see you there!
    Smiles!
    Jami

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