Are you wondering how to make chocolate dipped apples? Apples, a superfood fruit, sure are good for you, so why not turn them into a delicious and healthy dessert. Dipping them into a relatively low-sugar dark chocolate provides the perfect contrast between sweet and tart. Even better, making this wonderful treat is fairly simple.
How to Make Chocolate Dipped Apples in 5 Easy Steps:
Step 1: Core the apples
Select 2 apples to core. There are two ways you can approach taking the core out of the apple. First, you can buy an apple corer. This device makes it super easy to remove the core. Your other option is to cut the apple in half and cut out the core using a knife. By removing the core your chocolate dipped apples will be more enjoyable to eat. It is also important if you want to stuff your apples with some yummy surprises (see Betsy’s recipe below.)
Step 2: Melt the chocolate
Place 1 cup of dark chocolate or semi-sweet chocolate chips into a microwave safe bowl. Pour 1/4 tsp of coconut oil onto the chips. Microwave for thirty seconds and stir. Microwave at 30 second intervals until the chocolate is smooth and creamy. (Hint: The oil helps the chocolate to harden and not stay in liquid form.)
Step 3: Dip your apple into the chocolate
Place your apple into the bowl and swirl it through the chocolate until covered. Use a spoon to scoop any left ober chocolate onto the apple.
Step 4: Let the chocolate dipped apples cool and dry.
Place the apples onto wax paper, place in refrigerator, and allow the chocolate to cool and dry to the touch.
Step 5: The most important part!
Enjoy your chocolate dipped apples!
Yield: 2 apples
Now that you know how to make chocolate dipped apples, it is time to make them into a gourmet treat.
Betsy’s Nut Butter Stuffed Chocolate Dipped Apples Recipe (pictured above)
These apples are a healthier and tastier version of the traditional caramel apple. The gourmet nut butter surprise inside is the best part! You can choose from Betsy’s Best Cinnamon Peanut Butter, Cinnamon Almond Butter, Toasted Coconut Cashew Butter, or Cardamom Cashew Butter. Allergic to nuts? Use Betsy’s Best Cinnamon Sunflower Seed Butter instead. All 5 nut and seed butters are gourmet treats. Trust Betsy! It will be #LoveAtFirstTaste!
Nut Butter Stuffed Chocolate Dipped Apple Ingredients:
- 1 apple, cored
- 2 T of any Betsy’s Best Gourmet Nut or Seed Butter
- ¼ C semi-sweet chocolate chips
- ¼ C white chocolate chips
- 1/4 tsp coconut oil
Nut Butter Stuffed Chocolate Dipped Apples Directions:
Stuff Betsy’s Best into the apple’s hollowed-out core. Melt chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl in 15-second increments, stirring between. Dip the bottom half of apple in chocolate and coat with a knife. Let chocolate cool. Melt white chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl in 15-second increments, stirring between. Use knife to coat upper half of the apple. Let chocolate cool completely before eating.
Drizzle some caramel or butterscotch onto your chocolate dipped apples for another twist and roll in crushed nuts to finish it off!