How To Make Chocolate Dipped Apples

How To Make Chocolate Dipped Apples

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!

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Milkshake

Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Milkshake

 

Betsy’s Best chocolate peanut butter banana milkshake recipe will bring back memories of a classic ice cream shoppe treat – without the guilt! Made with great ingredients like almond milk, chia seeds and Betsy’s Best, our Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Milkshake recipe packs a healthy punch. Great health has never tasted this good! 

Milkshake Ingredients:

1 frozen banana

½ cup almond milk (or coconut milk)

2 Tbsp Betsy’s Best Gourmet Peanut Butter

1 Tbsp chia seeds

1 Tbsp cocoa powder

1 tsp vanilla extract

5 drops liquid stevia

4 ice cubes

pinch of sea salt

Step By Step Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Milkshake Recipe Directions:

 

Step 1: Blend all ingredients until smooth and creamy.. 

Step 2: Grab your favorite tall glass

Step 3: Enjoy the healthy spin of this tasty chocolate peanut butter banana milkshake.

 We hope you love our healthy chocolate peanut butter banana milkshake recipe. Did you will taste the difference when using our gourmet cinnamon peanut butter? Let us know in the comments below.  If you love it please share #LoveAtFirstTaste!

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5 Unique ways to cook with Peanut Butter

5 Unique ways to cook with Peanut Butter

Most people have mastered how to make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, spread peanut butter across a cracker, or slather it on an apple. For most, peanut butter has mainly been used as a topping or a spread to compliment a food. So why is peanut butter rarely a featured ingredient or the highlight of a dish?

Learning how to cook or bake with peanut butter is easy because it can literally be added to any kind of dish. From sweet to savory, it will compliment just about any recipe and highlight a whole new flavor to any dish. The added cinnamon in Betsy’s Best Peanut Butter adds a new flavor profile that can bring depth to a banana bread, round out a BBQ sauce, or sweeten a dressing. Cooking becomes fun when you learn new ways to use a food. A common staple in the house, peanut butter will give your cooking a whole new twist! Try these 5 ideas the next time you are searching for something unique, and use your peanut butter for a new cooking technique.

#1 Marinate those Meats—From BBQ, Honey Mustard, Satay, or Teriyaki, add a spoon of Betsy’s Best Peanut Butter to your sauce or marinade for a roasted butter flavor.

#2 Baked Goodness—A dollop of Betsy’s Best Peanut Butter in a bread or muffin recipe, or a crumb topping, adds some sweetness with spice and makes everything nice!

#3 Dressed for Success—Give a vinaigrette dressing a twist with a stir of Betsy’s Best Peanut Butter in a balsamic, honey mustard, or ginger dressing.

#4 Breakfast Butter—Forgo the butter and spoon Betsy’s Best Peanut Butter on oatmeal, smear on pancakes or waffles, top on French toast, or blend in a smoothie for a great morning meal.

#5 Spoonful of LOVE—For those of you who hate to cook, all you need is a spoon and a jar—no other ingredients needed! We get caught with our spoon in the jar on a regular basis, so no judgment here.

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Crazy for the Health Benefits of Cashews

Crazy for the Health Benefits of Cashews

What better way to bring in the New Year than with a bite of Betsy’s NEW Toasted Coconut Cashew Butter?! This gourmet butter is like no other as it incorporates the sweet taste of coconut with the robust cashew flavor. Here at Betsy’s Best, we are crazy for cashews. That is why we have given our consumers 2 chances to reap the bountiful benefits of this wonderful nut as it is in the Cardamom Cashew Butter and now the Toasted Coconut Cashew Butter.

Why are Cashews so Crazy Good?

FATCashews are full of healthy, monounsaturated and heart-protective fat. Commonly fat is something that we, as health fanatics, try to stay away from. However, monounsaturated fats can raise your good cholesterol while lowering your risk for heart disease.

PREBIOTICSPrebiotics and probiotics are terms that are very popular in today’s health society. Probiotics introduce the healthy bacteria to your gut microbiome, including things like kefir, temph, kombucha and miso. Prebiotics serve as the food to feed the bacteria. Just like we eat foods that are good for our health, we need to feed our healthy bacteria foods that are good for their health. Luckily cashews can do it all! Being one of the highest prebiotic nuts, cashews leave both our gut and the rest of our body happy and satisfied!

VITAMINS/MINERALSVitamins E, K, B6, and minerals copper, phosphorus, zinc, magnesium, iron and selenium are all packed into this kidney-shaped nut. Our friends, the antioxidants, also find their way into this nut. Lowering our risk for infection and fighting off the bad toxins in our body, we are happy cashews are good sources of antioxidants.

Not sure how to use cashew butter? Well Betsy is here to save the day. Below is a list of recipes Betsy uses that keep her going Crazy for Cashews!! 

Apple and Chive Salad with Cardamom Cashew Butter Dressing

Toasted Coconut Cashew Butter Pinacoala Smoothie

Brussels sprouts Chopped Salad

White Bean Turkey Chili

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