Dark Choccy Apples

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So it's that time of year when Halloween and bonfire night fills the shops with crazy sugar-filled treats. Candied 'this' and popping 'that' and an innocent trip to the shops turns into you being 'mean mummy' and saying no to that bright pink apple covered with goodness only knows for the third and final time!...and breathe. So, this year I took matters into my own hands and on stepping across the supermarket threshold I uttered the words "Who want to make some chocolate apples when we get home?" To deafening sounds of "ME!!" I smugly set about asking the kids to pick their favourite apples, dark chocolate and sprinkles and avoided the "I wants" of previous years.

It goes without saying that apples are healthy but did you know there is an array of health benefits in dark chocolate also? Dark chocolate is a great source of magnesium and Iron which is great for growing busy little bodies. It is also a great source of antioxidant to help keep those snotty noses at bay. It's known for being great for heart health and helps improve cognitive function too. Make sure you get a good quality dark chocolate of 70% cocoa or more and be sure to check its vegan. (Cocoa butter is not dairy.)
This is a super short recipe and a super short blog post because let's face it, it doesn't take a lot to give the kids a treat that both of you can be happy with. I hope you guys enjoy making these little beauties. We look forward to seeing the pictures of your versions!
Makes 6 apples
Ingredients
  • 6 apples
  • 300g dark chocolate
  • Wooden lollipop sticks
  • Choice of sprinkles, nuts, seeds, dried fruit, biscuit crumbs or edible glitter.
Instructions
  1. Melt the chocolate in a Bain Marie
  2. Push a lolly stick into the hole where the apple stalk comes out
  3. Line a tray with baking paper ready to put your apples on
  4. Dip and spoon chocolate over your apples
  5. Sprinkle on your chosen toppings
  6. Pop onto the paper and leave to set.
There we have it. It's as simple as that. They are great to take on picnics or to have at firework night get-togethers and you can enjoy watching your little ones having a treat knowing that its full of goodness for them. How do you like them apples?

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