As I mentioned yesterday, I've been planning to make these apples for weeks and finally today I'm going to show you How to Make White Chocolate Easter Apples.
If my candy apples recipe intimidates you or you don't like the fact that candy apples are so hard, then chocolate dipped apples are the way to g0!
Plus, they're super easy - so much so that my kids made some right along with me! And even better - they're very versatile - use white chocolate or dark or milk... and the possibilities are endless with sprinkles or colored sugar or nuts!!
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So here's what you'll need:
- white chocolate (or a similar product like Candiquik or almond bark)
- candy apple sticks or craft sticks
- sprinkles (or nuts or colored sugar... whatever your heart desires!)
- microwave-safe bowl or small slow cooker to melt your chocolate
- silicone spatula
- wax paper
First up - you'll need to melt the chocolate. I used white almond bark squares, broken up and put them in my really small slow cooker pot (the actual dish, separate from the slow cooker). I put it in the microwave for a minute, stirred it, then put it into the slow cooker to finish melting and keep it warm!
You could also just do this in a small bowl (minus the slow cooker) but I like the fact that the crock pot keeps the chocolate at a steady temperature and I don't have to re-melt it when doing lots of apples.
Now, put your apples on sticks! Easy enough, huh?
Then dip them in the chocolate. I like to roll them around quite a bit and even used a spoon to spread it over the apple to be sure it's well-coated.
After it's well-coated, shake it or bump it on the edge of your bowl to shake off any excess chocolate.
Before the chocolate hardens, shake on your sprinkles. I like to do this over a coffee filter so that I can easily dump the extra sprinkles back into the shaker.
Then set them on wax paper to completely harden. You can speed up the drying by setting them in the refrigerator.
Then they're ready to eat!
Wanna see some of the apples my kids made? They got creative for sure!
Do you have any questions about making chocolate apples? Leave me a comment - I love to hear from readers!
Great job! Very simple, yet very elegant =] oddly enough, ideas this easy (and fantastic) don't come around every day lol Do you have an idea of about how long of a life these have?
Up to a week.
what can i do to make the chocolate stick to the apple when i cut them after they are hardened?
I'm not sure you can without using caramel. The chocolate cracks once it's cut.
How far along can i make chocolate dipped candy apples
I wouldn't make them more than a day or two in advance.
My white chocolate keeps sliding off my apples help Quick!!!!
apple are sprayed with things to preserve and or make them shine. So before you make them not only do you have to wash them but you need to rub really well with a coarse dish towel to get that stuff off. Otherwise...your candy and caramel will not stick.
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Cute, delicious and easy to make... I might give these a try pretty soon. Thanks again for sharing this at my Facebook Milestone Link Party :)!
Will coloring the white chocolate, will the texture change??
You must use oil-based candy coloring and they will not change the texture.
Question about the oil based candy coloring: do you use Wilton brand? I have plenty since I decorate cakes. Thank you.
Usually I do use the Wilton brand, yes!
i was thinking of going this --for bake sales or fun-raising events But white chocolate
I WAS THINKING OF DOING THIS FOR A FUN RAZOR. CANDY APPLES ( HARD ) MIGHT BE AN ISSUE. BUT THE WHITE CHOCOLATE AND SCHOOL COLORS, WOULD BE GREAT !! YOU SAID TO USE OIL- BASE COLORING ??? WHAT DO YOU THINK ?????????
Sounds like a great idea!
I can't wait to try the candy apple and white chocolate apple recipe. I was just discussing this with my cousin. I really want to use these as a fundraiser for my daughter and son. Thank you so so much, the Lord lead me your way!
Mrs. rose I was wondering can you use the candy melts on the apples? I tried it one time and the chocolate kept cracking do you have any tips that I can use to do pink chocolate coverd apples?
I haven't tried them so I'm not sure! I'd say do a trial run and see how it works out! If nothing else you can use oil-based pink candy coloring and add that to the almond bark!
I am having a party for my family and friends before enduring spinal surgery. I have decided to make white chocolate dipped apples coated in glitter sugar. I have read about 20 different post about the instructions and never quite understood them. Until I read yours! It showed me step by step everything
Thank you sooooo much.
Awesome - thanks for letting me know! xx
Me and my sisters make candy apples and we use white vanilla almond bark and when it dries it cracks! How do we stop this or do you know a better white dipping?
Also do you know how to stop the white vanilla from forming a shell on the apple. So when cut everything won't break off the apple?
There's really no way to do it. I just made those for my kids, so the cracking and breaking wasn't a big deal. The only way I know for sure to keep it from breaking off is to dip it in caramel first.
That's what I was thinking as well. Carmel, then chocolate.
I want to surprise my family with something different this easter. Thank you for your recipe! God bless you and your family!
Will caramel show under white chocolate?
I don't think so!
If I dipp them in caramel first how long should I wait before dipping them in the white chocolate? Thanks!
I like to let the caramel completely set up and not be runny anymore at all.
What kind of chocolate did you used. Is it candy melt brand?
I think I used Merkins, but I'm not sure. it's been awhile.
When making chocolate dipped candy apples do i have to boil them for a few seconds or just rinse
I dip a cloth in hot water and wipe them off.
The wax on the apples; is that a concern when making them per your instructions? Must I remove the wax before dipping them in to the chocolate?
If your apples have wax, it's best to dip them in a 50/50 mix of boiling hot water and white vinegar, then dry them off and let them rest for at least 3-4 hours to completly dry.
I wanted to know can you use color to do different pastel colors for Easter? And if so what kind of color is best? I'm glad I was on Pinterest and found this much easier then most I was looking at. Thank you
I'd recommend Wilton candy melts in different colors or oil-based candy coloring like this.
Can you tell me how long it takes for the chocolate to harden completely? I was thinking of having this as a party activity for my daughter's Disney Descendants birthday party, so each girl could make their own "poison apple" but I'm not sure the chocolate will dry in time for them to be packaged and sent home as favors.
You could stick them in the frig and they'd harden within a few minutes!
Do you know if these will hold airbrush paint on them? Would love to do silver and gold
Hmmm, I don't know. I may have to give it a try one day!
How would you store the apples once you made them for a party for the next day? In the refrigerator or just covererd up and on the counter?
At room temp on the counter!
Everytime I make chocolate or white chocolate apples I take one bite chocolate falls apart what can I put for it to stay in tact. Seems I tried everything
The only thing that I know of that will prevent that is dipping them in caramel first.
Do you think if you added a little Kyro to the almond bark that the apples would come out shiney? Or would it keep the chocolate from hardening? Also, could Wilton paste food coloring work to color the chocolate? Love all your apples.
I don't think that would work, but I could be wrong. No, Wilton paste food coloring would cause the chocolate to sieze.
My white chocolate keeps sliding off my apples help Quick!!!!
I'm not sure why that would be happening - I'm sorry!
I'm going to make these this weekend. Do you remove the stem and then just place the stick right in the middle?
Awesome.......thank you. It seemed too easy :).
Thank you for sharing when I tried to make before the choc just run off at what temp should it be?
I have to make like 50 apples in white chocolate i want to start then with time like a day or two before the party. Would anything go wrong or can they last their good looking ..would the apple stick be weak and loose?
I tried to make choc covered apples. The chocolate was very thick. Is there some way to thin the consistency?
I have a post about it here: How to thin candy melts (works for chocolate too!)
Your chocolate is sliding off because you cannot did apples that have not been properly cleaned. Apples have a wax coating on them along with pesticides and other nasty chemicals.
I tried making them and the white chocolate just ran off the apples. Apples were room temperature. Not sure what I’m doing wrong?
Wath chocolate brand name works great for apple's wath ur favorite?
Hi do I core the middle of the Apple before I put the stick inside?
No, just jab it into the center.
If using these outside, is there any way to avoid sweating?
If adding flavor, when do you add the flavor. Also how do you prevent the elephant skin I keep getting.