Chocolate Covered Apples
We've got a simple yet delicious recipe just for you – Chocolate Covered Apples! These sweet delights will add a touch of magic to your bonfire gathering. Get the family together and create unforgettable memories under a sky full of fireworks.
What you need:
6 fresh, crisp apples (Granny Smith or Gala work wonders)
1 cup of your favourite chocolate chips (milk, dark, or white – it's your choice!) or 250g of your favourite chocolate bar.
A medium saucepan
4 cm of water
A heatproof bowl
Colourful sprinkles, crushed nuts, or mini marshmallows (for the finishing touches)
Things to consider when choosing your chocolate.
Dark chocolate melts the quickest due to the higher cocoa butter and fat content.
Milk and white chocolate can burn quicker so require more attention and consistent stirring.
Step 1: Give your apples a good rinse and dry them thoroughly. Insert a wooden stick or skewer into the top of each apple, ensuring it's secure.
Step 2: Fill your medium saucepan with 4 cm of water and place it on your hob over medium heat. Watch as the water comes to a gentle simmer.
Step 3: Find a heatproof bowl that fits snugly on top of your simmering saucepan, but make sure it doesn't touch the water below.
Step 4: Lower the heat to keep that simmer ultra-gentle.
Step 5: Pour in your chocolate chips, or if using bars break up your chocolate, into the heatproof bowl and let it rest there, ready to transform. Watch as it gradually melts into liquid gold over 4-5 minutes. Stir with care.
Step 6: Once the chocolate has melted it's time to dip and twirl. Hold the apple by the wooden stick and dip it into the melted chocolate. Twirl it around, allowing the excess chocolate to drip back into the bowl. If you are doing this with the family, little ones will love helping with this part!
Step 9: While the chocolate is still gooey, sprinkle your chosen toppings or drizzle more chocolate over the apples. Children will love this step, so let their creativity shine!
Step 10: Place your chocolate-covered apples on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and pop them in the fridge for about 30 minutes. This will help the chocolate set.
Bonfire Time! Pack up your home-made chocolate apples and take them to your locally organised bonfire with your loved ones or simply enjoy the deliciousness of your chocolate-covered apples at home.