I remember making toffee apples with my mum as child and they were just SO messy. Then eating was even worse, the caramel cracked and fell everywhere and the contrast between the sweet sugar caramel and the regular apple was actually unpleasant, to the point that I would eat the caramel and throw away the apple!
Making these choccie apples is just so easy, simply melt raw dark chocolate with a touch of coconut oil, spoon it over gorgeous crisp sour apples then top with a sprinkle of hazelnuts. Quick easy and the best part is they are actually delicious…the whole thing, apples and all!
- 6 granny smith apples
- 6 twigs foraged from the garden or lolly sticks
- 150g raw dark chocolate
- 1 heaped tsp coconut oil
- chopped hazelnuts
- Cut a small slice in the top of each apple and insert the stick.
- In a ramekin big enough to handle the whole apple, break the chocolate into small pieces (as small as possible).
- Add coconut oil and in the microwave melt the chocolate on a medium heat for 30 sec. remove stir and again for 30 sec. You may need to do this a couple of times until there are one or two chunks left then simply stir it until all is melted - be careful to not burn the chocolate so take it slowly!
- Sprinkle the hazelnuts onto a small plate and have them near the chocolate to create a production line.
- Dunk the apple in the melted chocolate and using a teaspoon, scoop the chocolate up and over the whole apple, pull the apple out of the chocolate and let the surplus run off.
- Hold the apple over the hazelnuts and sprinkle as many as you like over.
- Leave to rest on a piece of grease proof paper.
- Rinse and repeat until finished.
- After about 30 min transfer the apples to the fridge until needed.
- Store in the fridge if the outside temp is really hot.
If using a bain marie to melt the chocolate, once melted pour it into a small bowl as this makes it much easier to cover the apple entirely and smoothly.