What you’ll need:
Small, red apples
Chocolate chips, chocolate bark, or chocolate candy melts
Candy sprinkles, chopped nuts, or other goodies
Popsicle or sucker sticks
A caramel apple might have been the first pop. Served on a stick, and covered with thick, gooey caramel, the apple was often found at a fair or another special event. Of course, nowadays, people make their own with no problems. Caramel apples are really popular from October through December but can be served any time. But instead of that giant apple on a stick, use slightly smaller apples, and give other choices besides caramel. When you do all of that, you create a new twist on the old caramel apple, and you make a treat that anyone would love. Chocolate apple pops are even more delicious than any caramel apple that you’ve had before.
If you’ve ever purchased a caramel apple you know that it was quite large. That’s how caramel apples are. But if you make apple pops a smaller apple is preferred. Buy red apples that are a little bit small to make the chocolate versions. Wash the apples, remove any stems, and then use an ice pick – or similar implement – to poke a hole into the center of the apple. Push a sucker stick, or popsicle stick, into the apple.
Prepare candy melts, or melt chocolate bark or chocolate chips, and otherwise get ready to dip the apples. The chocolate – whatever type it is – can be melted in the microwave. Cook about 15 seconds, stir, cook 15 more seconds, stir, and so forth, until the chocolate is melted and creamy.
Hold the stick of each apple and dunk it in the chocolate. It’s okay if the chocolate doesn’t cover the entire apple. In fact, the presentation of the finished pop is much more luscious if a glimpse of the apple can be seen. Another choice is to spoon the chocolate over the apple; it creates a slightly different look. After coating each apple in chocolate, dip it in the type of sprinkles or other goodies that you want, and then stand the fruit in a Styrofoam block to set. Or, stand each apple on parchment paper to create a somewhat of a pooling effect around it.
There are so many things that can be sprinkled onto the chocolate apples. Try chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, candy sprinkles or other candies, coconut, cereal, and chopped nuts. Make all of your chocolate apples the same or create different versions.
The chocolate apples, covered in goodies, are eye-appealing, easy to make, and scrumptious. Serve them at weddings, birthdays, and other special occasions, or just make them for your kids. The recipients of the delicious apples will fall in love with the decadent treats that will soon become a family tradition.