As well as the more worthy intention of getting one’s child to eat fruit, this treat also enables you to have a clear out of any last bits of cupcake sprinkles you are either a) sick of the sight of or b) not got enough of to decorate a whole cake/batch of cupcakes.
I noticed this whilst browsing Bonfire Night recipes on Baking Mad, a highly comprehensive site full of tips for every type of cake recipe as well as coming up with an array of seasonal projects like this one.
It’s a variation on the more frequently touted toffee apple but without the need to mess about with scary caramel or sticky faces afterwards.
Simply melt chocolate in either the microwave or a large heatproof bowl over a saucepan of water then dip the apples in the chocolate and roll in sprinkles or chocolate chips. You don’t need to use expensive chocolate, something like Silver Spoon chocolate cake covering is fine.
You will need some lolly sticks – I cannot condone some people’s recommendation to get wooden stirrers from certain coffee shops – they’re too flimsy for apples and likely to snap. You can buy the wooden sticks from Lakeland or sometimes large supermarkets.
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