Chocolate & Caramel Dipped Apples

For my last post of October, I wanted to make it a festive one! A few days ago, the 28th, it was national chocolate day and tomorrow is national caramel apple day, as well as Halloween. So I thought I would make a cute little snack that would be perfect for all these occasions.

Typical caramel apples that you would get at an amusement park are so hard to eat because they’re just too big. I’ve actually never bought a caramel apple because I knew I wouldn’t be able to eat the whole thing. That’s why I thought it would be smart to cut the apple into wedges and then dip them. You get all the fun, but without all the mess!

I dipped mine in semi sweet chocolate and then drizzled them with dulce de leche (or caramel sauce). Using semi sweet, instead of milk chocolate, was such a good choice because it cut the sweetness level a little bit. It was a good combination, having the crunchy apple with the soft chocolate and caramel.

They were such an easy snack and look so cute. Kids will love this treat and they won’t know it’s actually quite healthy. The best part is, you can get the kids to help you prepare these! If you put the apple wedges on sticks, they can dip them in the chocolate or do the drizzle on top.

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Ingredients:

  • 2 apples, each cut into 8 wedges
  • 2/3 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 3 tbsp dulce de leche or caramel

Directions:

  1. Combine chocolate and coconut oil in heat proof bowl and melt over double boiler until smooth. (Alternatively, melt in microwave)
  2. Carefully dip apple wedges (can put apples on sticks to make this easier) into warm chocolate, leaving a little apple undipped, and place on parchment lined tray. Put tray in fridge to let chocolate harden, 10-15 minutes.
  3. Put dulce de leche (or caramel) into small zip-top bag. Make a small cut at the corner and pipe the caramel onto the dipped apples. Return to fridge for another 10 minutes.
  4. Best enjoyed the same day because the apple will begin to soften/turn brown.

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