Treat Night-Candy Apples

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
  • double-boiler
Toppings we used: coconut, walnuts, pink sugar crystals, strawberry vegan marshmallows (melted)

Wash apples thoroughly and cut holes into the tops. Wedge sticks in…..sticks shouldn’t be to big that they don’t fit or too small so that they are unable to hold the apples on them. 
Melt chocolate chips in double-boilers.
Dip apples into the melted chocolate.
Cover in your favorite toppings.
Place apples on parchment paper and store in refrigerator for 45 minutes to an hour.
Enjoy!!

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!

Hmm…..I’m beginning to get some holiday gift ideas in mind……..

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.

 

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