Healthier Valentine’s Day Treat: Chocolate Covered Apple Slices Recipe
A Valentine's sweet 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.
♥ 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!!
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.
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.
You dip, I dip, we dip…
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.
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?
These would be so cute packaged up with a sweet little valentine's day tag (made by someone who is much craftier than me!).
- 2 large apples, sliced as pictured
- 12 ounces milk chocolate melting wafers
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.
In to quasi-healthy treats? I happen to have a few good recipes up my sleeve! Check these out: