Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Encoraging children to make"carmel chocolate apples"!

With Fall upon us,  and apple season;there are many different ways to eat an apple.  They can be sliced for snacks, chopped for apple sauce or even dipped with chocolate,caramel and coconut. Or you can slice apples at daycare, preschool and dip in paint; creating apple prints.

5 apples (1-1/2 lb.), washed, well dried
1 pkg.  (14 oz.)  Caramels
2 Tbsp. water
1-1/2 cups   Coconut, toasted(optional, peanuts, cereal)
2 squares  Semi-Sweet Chocolate 
INSERT wooden pop sticks into stem ends of apples. Microwave caramels and water in deep microwaveable bowl on HIGH 2 to 3 min. or until caramels are melted, stirring every minute. DIP apples in caramel, turning to evenly coat; scrape excess from bottoms of apples. Roll apples in coconut; place on greased tray. Refrigerate 15 min.
MICROWAVE chocolate in separate deep microwaveable bowl on HIGH 1 min. to 1 min. 15 sec. or until chocolate is almost melted, stirring after 1 min.; stir until completely melted. Drizzle chocolate over apples; return to tray. Let stand until chocolate is firm. Keep refrigerated.