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Thursday, September 9, 2010

Chocolate ~ Autumn ~ Apples

Nothing says Autumn more than a drive to the country and an apple orchard that allows you to enjoy the thrill of picking your own apples. Now take these apples and turned them into a chocolate lovers delight! and you are talking!!
Elegant!!

Artistic!!

FUN!!

Tempting!!!

Ok, so you ready to give it a whirl ...


Chocolate Harvest Apples
 
• 6 medium apples
• 6 wooden skewers or popsicle sticks
• 16 oz. semi-sweet or milk chocolate

Cover a tray with wax paper. Wash and dry apples. Insert a stick into the stem end of each apple. If you are planning on fancying up your apples ~ organize your toppings such as mini M&Ms, colored sprinkles, crushed nuts, diced candied fruit … your imagination is the limit here ~ into individual bowls. These toppings may be sprinkled on apples or once covered in chocolate, gently roll the apple in topping – until desired coverage is achieved.

Place chocolate and shortening into the top of double boiler to melt chocolate. Stir with a wooden spoon. Do not allow to bubble! Once the chocolate is completely melted and smooth, you are ready to start dipping.

Dip apples into chocolate, twirl to remove excess chocolate. If you wish to add toppings do so after apple is chocolate covered – wait a second or two for chocolate to set a little. You can also drizzle a contrasting chocolate over the top for added decoration ~ this is easily done by dipping a popsicle stick into the contrasting chocolate and letting it drizzle over the chocolate covered apple.

Place on wax paper covered tray and refrigerate for 1 hour or until set.

ENJOY!!! - Till next Chocolate Thursday..................

24 comments:

  1. Almost everyone agreed that it's still too early for Xmas (re my post) but I am looking forward to Halloween! I'll get to try out some of these new recipes in my new kitchen :-D If I ever make it out of our old place alive. It's a disaster zone!

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  2. I will wait until it cools off a bit here. Thinking... October! My daughter has a new obsession with apples, so this should really make her smile.

    Thanks for the awesome comment on my post yesterday. I was feeling really strong over the past week, and now the dreaded "what-ifs" are swirling around as we wait for results.

    Going for a walk so I can see if I can shake them off!

    XXOO

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  3. Some of those apples are almost too pretty to even eat! Well, who am I kidding...if it has chocolate, it's a goner! Haha : ) Hope you are having a lovely day, sweet friend. Lots of love,
    Laura

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  4. Hey HHL,

    Those apples look so tempting and healthy right? They've got fruit in them. ; )

    Thanks for the yummy post!

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  5. Oh my! I LOVE fall and apple picking. Add chocolate to the mix and it sounds like heaven! I will have to try this recipe when we go apple picking next month. Thanks!!

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  6. They look so yummy! Now I have more ideas for TG dinner than I need lol!!

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  7. These apples are works of art - I'd be more apt to use them as centerpieces, rather than ruin the beauty...who am I kidding? I'd dig right into the chocolate!

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  8. Adore these pictures. I am currently filled with shame because it has taken until now to reply to your incredibly kind blogging award. From JULY. I am beyond the pale. Do only hope you can forgive. Go to today's blog to see the full mea culpa. With deep apologies, Tania.

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  9. OMG!!! I think I just drooled on my laptop keyboard. Those chocolate covered apples look way-beyond-yummy! Now, I am off to eat a dry granola bar...and dream of chocolate. Great post!

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  10. OMG those look sooo delicious and are so decorative too! The BF loves apples, so I may need to try out that recipe!

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  11. OMG those look sooo delicious and are so decorative too! The BF loves apples, so I may need to try out that recipe!

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  12. Those are amazing! Too beautiful to eat. OK almost. There's chocolate involved after all :)

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  13. I am smack dab in the middle of caramel and candy apple heaven myself! I love all of these and thanks for the recipe!

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  14. Yum, HHL! These look delish. thanks for sharing.

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  15. i'm addicted to your chocolate
    thursdays!!!!

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  16. Chocolate Thursdays?!?! I really must pay more attention to details. I love candy apples and these are so much more.
    Best,
    Colleen

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  17. These look simply delectable!!!
    Great ideas...
    Nathalie

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  18. Oh girlfriend, now you talkin my language! Not only are these lovely to look at but the look delish!
    Hugs,
    Terry

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  19. These are great! I'm usually pretty partial to caramel apples, but these look so good that I just might have to give them a try! :)

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  20. I was not "feeling" Fall, but now your post has me excited to celebrate the season. Bring on the gourds, apples, trick-or-treating, and the crisp weather! Love the beautiful photos!

    Hugs, - JS

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  21. They look DELICIOUS! Will have to make it with my daughter..she'll love it!

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  22. I say this every year, but this year I'm going to make some of those. or order them from a local company...

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