Homemade chocolate apples are fun and yummy treat that can be enjoyed anytime of the year and the best part is, you can have fun decorating them.
In my book there’s no right time of the year for chocolate apples because you can decorate them to suit the season. Red and white for Christmas, dark colors for fall and pastel colors for the spring. Apples are available all year round, why not enjoy this treat anytime?
Before I get to the yummy details of these apples, this post is a collaborative effort with some of my fellow food bloggers who have also made some delicious apple recipes. Check out all the other delicious APPLE recipes below from bloggers who took part in our 30 Day Apple Challenge.
- Easy Apple and Cranberry Roll Ups by Lovefoodies
- Old-Fashioned Apple Cake by The Kitchen is My Playground
- Overnight Apple Oatmeal with Praline Topping by Manila Spoon
- Apple Pie Cupcakes by Num’s the Word
- Apple Pecan Dump Cake by Blessed Beyond Crazy
- Overnight Streusel Apple Cinnamon French Toast by Noshing With The Nolands
- Apple Crumb Cake by Life Currents
- Apple Fritter Cake by Who Needs A Cape?
- Slow Cooker Brown Sugar Sausage, Apples and Onions by Hot Eats and Cool Reads
- Caramel Apple Cobbler by Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch
Now, let’s talk chocolate. For these particular apples I used a combination of melted white chocolate, semi-sweet chocolate, peanut butter chips, dried cranberries and chopped pecan, then I just decorated how I felt at the time. Here is how they are decorated in the picture below from left to right:
- Coated the entire apple in white chocolate, drizzled semi-sweet chocolate on the top and sprinkled pecans.
- Coated the entire apple in semi-sweet chocolate, drizzled white chocolate and peanut butter.
- Coated the entire apple in white chocolate and studded with dried cranberries while the chocolate was still wet.
- Coated the entire apple in semi-sweet chocolate, drizzled peanut butter on the top and sprinkled with pecans.
For handles, you can buy popsicle sticks or lollipop sticks. But I was recently on a trip to the Arizona desert and thought I would collect sticks to give the apples the ‘fresh picked from the tree’ look. How cool would that be if they came off the tree covered in chocolate? I digress. If you do use sticks from the garden, cut the end to a point this way they will go into the apple easier and of course, wash them first. If you like the look of using sticks you can buy from through our blog shop (link).
Homemade chocolate apples are a fun way to serve dessert when entertaining. Make a platter of different ones and let everyone choose their own or even let them decorate their own. Let them earn their dessert. 😆
- 4 Granny Smith apples
- 4 sticks of your choosing
- 10 ounces peanut butter chips
- 10 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 10 ounces white chocolate chips
- 2 ounces dried cranberries
- 2 ounces pecans chopped
Cut the stems off the apples and insert the sticks.
Line a small baking sheet with wax paper and make room on your fridge for it.
Add all the chocolate and peanut butter chips to separate microwave containers.
Heat them one at a time for 10 second increments, stirring in between until they are all melted.
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