Chocolate Covered Apples for Autumn are almost too pretty to eat but with their dark chocolate outside and sprinkle of almonds they are just too delicious to resist! They are a beautiful addition to any autumn themed table decoration and a healthy alternative to other sweet temptations around the upcoming festive season. Dark chocolate is packed with flavonoids – part of a group of antioxidants that have many beneficial health properties – so these apples are not only pretty to look at, but are really good for you as well!
That said you can make slightly naughtier versions with milk or white chocolate if you prefer – there is still a healthy apple underneath 😉 With Halloween around the corner it is also a fantastic opportunity to get a bit more creative with them. Just use a mix of dark and white chocolate to create scary faces or just stick some insect eyes, small body parts or whole spiders on them (of course all made out of sugar rather then the real thing otherwise you might have overdone it a bit for this season).
My pretty apples probably won’t be much of a success with the children knocking on our door in their cute (sorry, scary) costumes. Of course I have stocked up on the usual sweets and are well prepared for the trick or treaters – it is such a lovely tradition that I look forward to every year!
For three chocolate covered apples you will need: 3 apples, 150 g (5.3 oz) good quality dark chocolate, about 50 g (1.76 oz) chopped Almonds and 3 thin twigs either out of the garden or from a nice autumn walk.
First thoroughly wash your apples under running water.
Pad dry, remove the trunk and push in the twigs all the way through their core.
Melt 150 g of dark chocolate in a cup that snuggly fits around the apples. Dunk the apples 3/4 into the chocolate (you can also cover the whole apple with chocolate).
Drip off excess chocolate.
Immediately sprinkle with the chopped almonds.
Place on baking paper and let the chocolate cool down.