Healthier Valentine’s Day Treat: Chocolate Covered Apple Slices

A Valentine’s sweet you can feel good about!

A healthier Valentine's treat you can feel good about!

I’m super excited about today’s “recipe.” There are a bajillion reasons…

♥ Yay for everything heart shaped!

♥ Chocolate. Obviously.

♥ SPRINKLES!! (and pink sprinkles at that!)

♥ Only four ingredients (and that includes the optional white chocolate and sprinkles).

♥ Healthy!! Well… compared to your average box of Valentine’s day chocolates anyway.

♥ Sweet and crunchy on the outside, crisp and juicy in the middle. Remember me? The food texture freak?

Oh, and guess what? They are SO easy!!

A healthier Valentine's treat you can feel good about!

Start by slicing a large apple like this. I only had Pink Lady apples in my fridge, but Granny Smiths would be so yummy too.

I can get about 4 discs out of each apple. If you’re pretty handy with a knife, you may be able to get a slice or two more by going thinner. If I try to slice thinner, I start cutting diagonally and mess everything up. So I kept mine on the thicker side.

Next: grab a cookie cutter.

A healthier Valentine's treat you can feel good about!

Most heart cookie cutters I’ve seen come in a nesting set with multiple sized cutters. Just pick the one that fits the apple slices you’re working with. I think mine was about 3 inches across at the widest point, and I was working with decently large apples.

Once you’ve cut them out, be sure to remove the seeds. I just used a toothpick.

A healthier Valentine's treat you can feel good about!

Melt some chocolate melting wafers. I won’t bore you with another sermon on melting chocolate, but you know how I feel.

You dip, I dip, we dip…

A healthier Valentine's treat you can feel good about!

So here’s the secret to making candy dipping (any candy dipping) a billion times easier: use a tooth pick for each piece you dip, and then LEAVE IT IN! Yep.

Then after it cools and hardens, pull the toothpick out. Add a little drizzle and some sprinkles, and no one will ever suspect there’s a toothpick hole under there. If you need more of a visual, I made a slideshow video tutorial for using this method here.

A healthier Valentine's treat you can feel good about!

A healthier Valentine's treat you can feel good about!

Ta-da!

I think they’re even prettier than a box of chocolates ❤️. And since there’s an apple slice in there, it’s basically health food, yes?

A healthier Valentine's treat you can feel good about!

These would be so cute packaged up with a sweet little valentine’s day tag (made by someone who is much craftier than me!).

Enjoy!

Chocolate Covered Apple Slices

A Valentine's sweet you can feel good about!

Ingredients:

2 large apples, sliced as pictured

12 ounces milk chocolate melting wafers

Optional:

1/4 cup white chocolate melting wafers

sprinkles

Directions:

Slice the apples as pictured.

Use a heart-shaped cookie cutter to cut the apple slices. Remove seeds with a toothpick.

Melt the chocolate melting wafers according to package directions. Use a toothpick to dip the apple slices into the melted chocolate. Shake off excess chocolate before placing dipped slice on parchment paper or a silicone baking mat to cool and harden.

Remove the toothpick.

Place the white chocolate wafers in a ziptop bag. Microwave in 30 -second intervals to melt. Snip a tiny corner of the bag and drizzle the white chocolate over the apple slices. Add sprinkles.

WW: 7SP

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A healthier Valentine's treat you can feel good about!

 

In to quasi-healthy treats? I happen to have a few good recipes up my sleeve! Check these out:

Baked Pumpkin Donuts

https://www.somethingswanky.com/baked-pumpkin-donuts/

3-2-1 Cake

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Skinny Funfetti Buttermilk Pancakes

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Ashton Swank

Ashton is the owner and author of Something Swanky. Although first and foremost a wife and mother, she considers herself an online entrepreneur, freelance writer and photographer, and brand ambassador. Her focus is in food styling, food photography and recipe development.