If you have ever indulged in the pastime of eating Chocolate Covered Apples, you know what a delicious luxury they truly are.
You can stick with a basic chocolate dipped apple, or you can get wild and crazy and sprinkle the chocolate with your choice of yummy toppings.
Don't miss out on this opportunity to use this tasty treat to fill your kitchen with laughter and the hearts of your children with memories they will cherish for years.
If you really want to indulge yourself or someone you love to a succulent treat, consider ordering gourmet chocolate covered apples from some of the scrumptious options below. I can hardly look at those chocolate apples without literally drooling. Mmmm!
Cover a tray with wax paper. Wash and dry apples. Insert a stick into the stem end of each apple.
Place chocolate and shortening into a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on medium heat for 1-2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds. Do not overheat! The chocolate is ready when it is completely melted and smooth. Of course, you can always use a double boiler to melt the chocolate if you prefer.
Dip apples into chocolate, twirl to remove excess chocolate. Place on tray and refrigerate for 1 hour or until set.
If you would like to dress up your chocolate apples with special toppings, have them ready to sprinkle on as soon as you are done coating the apples.
Some great ideas for toppings are coconut, crushed nuts, sprinkles, mini M&M's, or crushed candy canes.
You could also drizzle a contrasting chocolate over the top for added decoration. Let your imagination soar!
You will find the wooden skewers, a selection of chocolate for melting and a variety of sprinkle toppings at Candyland Crafts. They even have little cellophane favor bags if you want to individually wrap them for gifts or party favors. Have fun!