So yummy and super easy to make!
Step 1: You'll Need:
To prepare these little balls of yummy goodness you'll need -
Two Granny Smith Apples (or any type of apple you like)
One cup of chocolate chips
If you have candy melts, you can use those in place of the chocolate chips and shortening.
A Melon Baller
Bowl for melting the chocolate
Step 2: Melt the Chocolate
Pour one cup of chocolate chips into a microwave safe bowl & add one tablespoon of shortening. Microwave at 50% heat for 30 seconds. Take it out and mix it. Put it back in for another 10 seconds, and take it out and mix again. Repeat this process until the chocolate has a smooth texture after mixing.
The chocolate chips and shortening can also be melted using a double broiler.
Step 3: Prepare the Apple for Dipping
Grab your melon baller and make some apple balls.
When you have finished, stick a toothpick into each one.
Step 4: Dip the Apples
Lay out a piece a parchment paper
Grab an apple piece and dip it into the chocolate.
Let the excess chocolate drip off and set the apple on the parchment paper.
Repeat until they have all been dipped.
Step 5: Decorate
While the chocolate covered apples are still slightly wet you can decorate them with sprinkles or whatever you would like.
Or, you could leave them just the way they are.
Step 6: Enjoy!
It only takes about ten minutes for the chocolate to dry - then they are ready to serve and eat.