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Dipped Apple Bites

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Want to eat chocolate truffles without any guilt? Try Dipped Apple bites. Crisp, juicy apple balls in melted chocolate are a healthier alternative to a box of Valentines Day chocolates, but just as fun and delicious!

What are Dipped Apple Bites?

The other day I was at the grocery store, and they had a GIANT display of Valentines Day boxes of chocolates. All different sizes and shapes and flavors. I started to pick up one for each of the girls, but then I stopped myself because I remembered that…

A: we still have uneaten chocolate from Christmas lurking on our pantry

B: I am trying to get us all to eat a little heathier this winter

That’s when the idea for Dipped Apple Bites popped into my head!

Whenever I make chocolate dipped strawberries, the whole family loves them. So started thinking of another fruit that my kids like, that would also give them that same fun feeling of eating that box of Valentine’s Day chocolate. Dipped Apple Bites are just the thing!

What Do You Need?

  • Granny Smith Apples
  • Chocolate candy coating or Almond Bark (milk, dark or white will work)
  • Fun toppings like sprinkles, crushed nuts or chopped dried fruit like cherries or cranberries

How Do You Make Dipped Apple Bites?

In a microwave safe bowl, melt 16oz of the chocolate. (I prefer to dip some in milk chocolate, and some in white chocolate, so I melt 8oz of each flavor). Set aside.

Get your toppings ready. I like to use sprinkles, chopped dried cherries and crushed pistachios.

The best way to crush nuts is to put them in a ziplock baggie and use the bottom of a drinking glass to break them up.

Organize your toppings into small bowls and set aside.

Lay a piece of parchment paper on flat surface for the bites to harden.

Using a teaspoon size melon baller like this one, carve ball shapes out of the apples. There is no need to peel the apple. The apple skin will add a little texture and give the chocolate something to grab on to.

I can get 8-10 balls out of a medium sized apple, so 3 apples will get you approx two dozen apple bites.

Use a fork to dip the apple balls in the melted chocolate making sure its completely coated. Tap off and access chocolate, and place ball on parchment paper.

Immediately sprinkle each ball with toppings and let harden.

Work quickly to prevent the apples from turning brown. You could also carve one apple, dip and sprinkle those balls before starting on the second apple.

Once the chocolate has hardened, use a pairing knife to trim away any access chocolate from the bites.

Serve on a cute plate or tray.

Refrigerate leftovers in an air tight container for up to 3 days.

Looking for another fun Valentines Day treat? Try my White Chocolate Cherry Cookies.

dipped apple bites on plate

Dipped Apple Bites

Liz Olberding @ Up North Nosh
Want to eat chocolate truffles without any guilt? Try Dipped Apple bites. Crisp, juicy apple balls in melted chocolate are a healthier alternative to a box of Valentines Day chocolates, but just as fun and delicious!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 2 mins
Dry Time 10 mins
Total Time 22 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 24
Calories 67 kcal

Equipment

  • melon baller tool
  • microwave safe bowl
  • parchment paper

Ingredients
  

  • 3 Granny Smith Apples
  • 16 oz Almond Bark milk, white or dark chocolate work
  • 1 T sprinkles
  • 1 T pistachios crushed
  • 1 T dried cherries chopped

Instructions
 

  • In a microwave safe bowl, melt 16oz of the chocolate. (I prefer to dip some in milk chocolate, and some in white chocolate, so I melt 8 oz of each flavor). Set aside.
  • Get your toppings ready. I like to use sprinkles, chopped dried cherries and crushed pistachios. Organize your toppings into small bowls and set aside.
  • Lay a piece of parchment paper on flat surface for the bites to harden.
  • Using a teaspoon size melon baller like this one, carve ball shapes out of the apples. There is no need to peel the apple. The apple skin will add a little texture and give the chocolate something to grab on to. I can get 8-10 balls out of a medium sized apple, so 3 apples will get you approx two dozen apple bites.
  • Use a fork to dip the apple balls in the melted chocolate making sure its completely coated. Tap off and access chocolate, and place ball on parchment paper.
  • Immediately sprinkle each ball with toppings and let harden. Work quickly to prevent the apples from turning brown. You could also carve one apple, dip and sprinkle those balls before starting on the second apple.
  • Work quickly to prevent the apples from turning brown. You could also carve one apple, dip and sprinkle those balls before starting on the second apple.
  • Once the chocolate has hardened, use a pairing knife to trim away any access chocolate from the bites.
  • Serve on a cute plate or tray.
  • Refrigerate leftovers in an air tight container for up to 3 days.

Nutrition

Calories: 67kcalCarbohydrates: 18gProtein: 1gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 6mgPotassium: 28mgFiber: 1gSugar: 17gVitamin A: 36IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 2mgIron: 1mg
Keyword chocoalte dipped apples, dessert
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