If your kids are anything like mine, then this time of year they love the look of chocolate and toffee apples but lack the ability to be able to eat them. Instead they nibble all the chocolate off, leaving an almost entirely untouched apple underneath.
So, this year we decided to make our own using apple slices instead. Not only do these have all the taste but they are so much easier to hold and to eat! Unfortunately, I don’t know who originally came up with the idea as there are 1000 variations on Pinterest, but here are our utterly unhealthy – yet delicious – version.
These are so easy to make and are great for a half term foodie craft to do with the kids. Especially if – like us – you are also on some kind of lockdown!
WHAT YOU NEED (MAKES 6)
- 2 large apples
- around 200g of milk chocolate
- sweets and yummy stuff to decorate
- 6 wooden lollipop sticks
- a baking tray
- baking paper
WHAT YOU NEED TO DO
To make your chocolate apple slice lollipops, first place your chocolate on the stove to melt.
Whilst that is melting, cut your apples into slices which are round 1cm thick. No need to be too precise as you just need them thick enough to be able to support the lollipop stick.
Using a small sharp knife, make a small slit in the bottom of each slice. This will make pushing the wooden lollipop sticks in much easier.
Once each slice is set on a stick, put to one side until the chocolate is fully melted. Once it is melted, coat each slice in plenty on chocolate, placing them onto the baking paper layered on the baking tray.
Now – while the chocolate is still warm – decorate!! Use whatever you have to hand. For us that was sweets, strawberry laces and sprinkles.
That’s it!! I told you it was easy. Now all you need to do it pop them in the fridge for 20 minutes or so and they are ready to eat.
A delicious autumn, sweet treat.