Every Friday night is treat night at my house. I let my son stay up a little later this night and we make special treats to enjoy. It’s a great way to spend time together as a family and create lasting memories. It is also important not to deprive ourselves of the occasional sweet treat. This way we can indulge a little without getting off track from maintaining a healthy diet.
This past Friday we made our own candy apples. This is a quick and simple treat to create. Be inventive and have fun!
What you will need:
- Sticks, yes sticks……have fun taking the kids outside and grabbing a few off the ground.
- A bag of dairy-free chocolate chips
- 6-8 apples (tip, go with a sweeter apple)
- Toppings of your choice….some ideas include nuts, coconut, sprinkles, crumbled cookies or candies.
- Parchment paper
I enjoyed eating the apples right off the sticks. It was like eating the apple right off of a tree!
Cutting the apples into wedges, makes it easier to eat for the little ones!
Just a note: as you can see, we used granny smith apples but after trying this, I recommend using a sweeter apple. While the tart blends well with the sweet, the high acidity of the apple combined with the toppings (i.e.-the walnuts) can unpleasant on your tongue.
Wrap and refrigerate.