Since we went apple picking this past weekend it got me thinking about taffy apples. I actually made them when I was a kid with my mom and thought I’d try them again. Later this week, I’m having some friends over and thought this would be a nice take home.
What do ya think?
Insert the wooden stick. (hint: I found them at Whole Foods.) If you want to dress them up you can wrap them with ribbon and apply just a dab of hot glue to secure.
I also like to use the smallest apples I can find, they are just the right amount for an individual serving and are super cute!
Now you’re ready to dip. Lower and tilt from side to side to coat. (hint: if chocolate seems too thick, add a very small amount of Crisco and mix well. If you add to much it will clump on the apple and slide off and it won’t have a smooth appearance. Been there, done that.)
Let excess chocolate drip off and place on wax paper to set.
I like the bottom of the apple to get a flat surface. If the chocolate runs right off, it is too thin.
The apple on the left wasn’t as smooth as I’d like. This is what I mean about the clumping. Just trial and error. Don’t stress however, nothing a little caramel or dark chocolate can’t hide.
Besides you always need atleast one to taste test now don’t you?
Now you’re ready to decorate.I used melted caramel, melted milk chocolate and chopped nuts.(I melted the caramel in the Wilton Pro and added a little milk to thin.When it’s completely melted put it in a little plastic bottle with a narrow tip. Start at top of apple and squeeze strands down the sides. Next, do the same with the chocolate. I melted mine in the Wilton Pro as well. Just had to keep washing it out when I finished with one. Really should invest in another one. Add chopped nuts to the very top if you prefer and VOILA!
I have to apologize, I got so caught up with the decorating I didn’t take any photos of this step but I think you get the idea. Have fun with it and just use your imagination.:)