Very often on a Saturday the Kid’s and I do an activity and I’ve thought previously about posting about it here.
Today’s activity looked so yummy I thought I’d share. It’s also so very simple, but that’s the point. It’s something the Kid’s can do themselves, with a little supervision and assistance. I’m keen for my Kid’s to be ‘hands on’ in the kitchen, so simple techniques and recipes very often get tried out at Chez Wright.
Simple Decorated Chocolate Apples
You will need:
An enthusiastic young helper (or 2, or 3…)
Apron’s – this could get messy!
A small to medium red apple per child
A lollypop stick per apple (I used wooden skewers, blunted)
15-20 grams (0.5 to 0.7 ounces) of chocolate per apple (whatever flavour the Kids like – or you have to hand)
Sprinkles or similar to decorate (nuts, choc chips, anything really!)
The simple steps to scrummy chocolate apples
Wash the apples, you may need to add a little washing up liquid to the water to get all the wax and residue of the apple (this will help the chocolate stick).
Rinse and dry, thoroughly.
Remove stalk and insert lollypop stick with care (or in my case blunt skewer).
Pop in the fridge whilst you do the other steps. The apples need to be cold (again so the chocolate will stick).
Break up approx. 15-20 grams of chocolate per apple. It’s a great time of year for us to do this as we still have Easter eggs hanging around.
Place chocolate in a microwavable dish. Put heat setting on 10% of its power – or the defrost function. The time required to melt the chocolate will vary based on how much you have to melt and your microwave power and settings.
Start with 1 minute and stir. It took over 3 minutes to melt 40 grams (approx. 1.5 ounces) of chocolate in our microwave.
Coat the apples in the chocolate completely.
Then decorate with sprinkles, nuts or anything you have in the cupboard.
Pop in the fridge to set, then enjoy!
How simple? And perfect for a wet Saturday afternoon! Have I mentioned we are having a lot of ‘weather’ here at the moment? Well I wouldn’t be British if I wasn’t talking about the weather would I?
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Have a lovely weekend y’all – see you Monday!
** Please note that I am not a qualified nutritionist or professional cook. My recipes are what I put together at home and all amounts etc… are approximate. What I write is my own experience of cooking the recipe. Ovens and ingredients do vary – just go with it, have fun and apply common sense at all times! Practise makes perfect!