Just in time for Valentines day I made these delicious creations! Whether you participate in this holiday, believe it is just a scam for Hallmark and candy company’s to make more money, you’re single or taken, these chocolate covered apples are perfect for any occasion! Enjoy!
Chocolate Hazelnut Dipped Apples
2 Green Apples
3/4 cup Enjoy Life semisweet mini chocolate chips (or any semisweet chocolate chips)
2 Tbsp Nikki’s Vanilla Cake Batter Coconut Butter (or homemade)
1/8 cup Fresh Ground Hazelnuts
Cut apples into bite-size slices and set aside.
In a coffee bean grinder or blender, pulse the hazelnuts until finely ground without turning them into a paste, you want them to be a flour kind of texture.
In a small nonstick saucepan combine the mini chocolate chips and coconut butter together. Over low/medium heat, slowly melt ingredients, be careful not to burn the chocolate! Continue to stir continuously until mixture is completely melted.
Once chocolate mix is melted, take a piece of parchment paper and place it on a cookie tray. Take an apple slice and dip it into the chocolate mixture and place it on the parchment paper (only need to dip it in halfway). The parchment paper will keep the chocolate in place without it running everywhere, but once the chocolate dries, it won’t stick to the paper! Continue to do this with all of the apple slices. Once your apples are covered with the chocolate, take your ground hazelnuts and sprinkle over the chocolate apples. Since the chocolate is still warm, the hazelnuts will stick to the chocolate.
Pop your apples in the refrigerator and allow to set for at least 1/2 hour before serving. I promise they will be a hit!
Want to change it up? Try this recipe with strawberries or swap the hazelnuts with ground almonds or walnuts, the possibilities are endless with this treat!