Apple Dippers – Purely Essential

An Apple Dip Bar makes for a fun fall get together.  Washing the apples with Purely Essential Fruit and Vegetable Wash is an important part of the dipping process.  Makes a great fall activity, and helps add a healthy factor to the sweet, fun time.

Apples

Wash your choice of apples, we like Granny Smith, Fuji, or Cripps Pink, with Purely Essential Fruit and Vegetable Wash.  Washing is not only a healthy habit, but will also help remove the wax from the surface of the apple, helping the caramel or chocolate to adhere to the skin of the apple.  Use scrub brush if needed.

Core and slice the apples.  Do NOT peel off the skin.

Soak in lemon juice solution (1 cup lemon juice to 1 quart water) for 10 minutes, turning apples over to make sure solution covers all flesh of apple.

Drain and pat dry.

Skewer apples on lollipop sticks

Place in refrigerator until you are ready to dip

Caramel Dip

1lb pkg caramels

3/4 c. half and half

In a microwave safe bowl unwrap all caramels, pour half and half over caramels, microwave for 2 minutes, stir, and then continue to heat 30 seconds at a time until caramel is smooth.  Allow to cool to room temperature.

Toppings

The sky is the limit here.  You can use any combination that strikes your taste bud’s fancy.  Crushed pretzels, nonpareil sprinkles, mini m&m’s, mini marshmallows, graham cracker crumbs, brown sugar and cinnamon, or whatever your guilty pleasure.

Here are a few suggestions:

1/2 cup crushed peanuts

1/2 cup crushed toffee bits

1/2 cup coconut flakes

Use a muffin tin to hold the toppings, use paper muffin liners to make clean-up that much easier.

Milk Chocolate Dip

In microwave safe bowl add 10oz Melting Milk Chocolate, melt chocolate on 50% power for 2-3 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds until melted.  Do not skip this step.  If you microwave chocolate for longer than 30 seconds you will risk burning your chocolate.

White Chocolate Dip

In a clean microwave safe bowl, repeat the steps used for the milk chocolate, using 10oz Melting White Chocolate.

Let The Dipping Begin

Dip the apple in the dip of your choice (caramel, chocolate, or white chocolate), coat with  toppings, then place on waxed paper….or eat!

Fun combos:

Dipped caramel apple coated with peanuts

Dipped milk chocolate apple coated with coconut

Dipped white chocolate apple coated with toffee bits

Again, your only limitation is your imagination.

ENJOY!

 

 

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