Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Mini Candied Apples

I had to stick in one more food post. I saw these little candied apple bites, at Family Fun, and I knew the kids would love them. They turned out to be simple enough for the kids to make, pretty much on their own, and their tiny size makes them perfect for snack time.

Gather together:

  • About half a bag of chocolate chips (use butterscotch, or peanut butter chips for a more caramel apple look).

  • A couple of apples. We used one Granny Smith, and one Red Delicious, and ended up with twenty little bites.

  • Some candy sprinkles, or nonpareils.

  • Tooth picks. We shortened ours a bit, by cutting off one of the sharp ends.

  • A melon baller. We didn't have a melon baller, so we used a round, scoop shaped, measuring spoon.

Use the melon baller to scoop out little balls from your apples. Children might need a bit of help with this step.

Stick the sharp end of a tooth pick into the skin side of each apple ball.

Melt the chocolate chips in the microwave (put them in the microwave for 30 seconds, stir, and repeat, until they are completely melted). While the chocolate is melting, use a napkin to dry of the fleshy part of the apples.

Working quickly, dip each apple piece into the chocolate, so that only the green, or red part is still showing. If you take too long, the chocolate will cool, and begin to harden. Do not try to remelt the chocolate, it will not work.

Move each apple straight from the chocolate to the sprinkles, and then set them, stick up, on a plate, for the chocolate to harden. You might want to consider covering the plate with wax paper, so the chocolate won't harden to the plate.


It's great to be a homeschooler.


Nadia said...

i found your website through one pretty thing, i love your food ideas.. definately want to try the chocolate apples! thanks for the inspiration!

Nadia said...

love this, definately gonna try this!
thanks for the quick tutorial

Marcee said...

That is soooo cool!!!!