Chocolate Apple Pops



How to make these cute and fun chocolate apple pops, perfect for Halloween or Guy Fawkes Night celebrations.

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How to make these cute and fun chocolate apple pops, perfect for Halloween or Guy Fawkes Night celebrations.

For the past two years at around this time of year Daniel has come home from school with a huge smile on his face and a chocolate apple in a cellophane bag.

Sometimes though the big chocolate apples can be a bit tricky to eat and we’d end up in a chocolatey mess with the apple falling off the stick halfway through. I therefore decided to make something a little bit smaller and more managable – the apple pop was created.

How to make these cute and fun chocolate apple pops, perfect for Halloween or Guy Fawkes Night celebrations.

They’re really easy to make, simply use a melon baller to scoop out a ball of apple, pop it onto a stick (I used some cake pop sticks), dip it into melted chocolate and then into some sprinkles to make it pretty.

The children really enjoy getting involved in the dipping and decorating (and more importantly the eating!). I’ve even found that Josh, who usually refuses to eat apple, happily gobbled these up, even once he’d eaten all the chocolate from around the outside!

How to make these cute and fun chocolate apple pops, perfect for Halloween or Guy Fawkes Night celebrations.

If you’d prefer to try something different, these also work well dipped in caramel sauce, or melted sugar to make toffee apples (although I wouldn’t recommend the 2nd one if you’re making this with little ones as the sugar is incredible hot and would burn, it also needs to be worked with quite quickly before it sets, and lets face it speed and small children don’t often go together well!).

How to make these cute and fun chocolate apple pops, perfect for Halloween or Guy Fawkes Night celebrations.

A few tips for chocolate apple pop success

  • Make all of the apple balls before starting to dip them into the chocolate – Once the juice from the apples mixes with the chocolate it can start to go a little grainy, if you work quickly then this isn’t a problem but if you pause to make more apples balls and then go back to the chocolate you might find it trickier to work with. If you’ve got several children who all want a go at making one then it’s a good idea to spread the chocolate into a few pots so nobody has to rush.
  • Use an apple to hold all of the apple pops while the chocolate sets – you can of course just lay the apple pops on a piece of greaseproof paper to set. However, you’ll find that they get a flat side and look a little misshapen. If you stand a whole apple in a cup, you can stick all of the apple pops into it and they will hold upright while the chocolate dries (you could also use oasis, polystyrene or anything else you have to hand that will hold the pops steady).

How to make these cute and fun chocolate apple pops, perfect for Halloween or Guy Fawkes Night celebrations.

Chocolate Apple Pops

Active Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Makes 8 Apple Pops (Easily multiplied)

These pops don’t last too well so it’s best to eat them within a couple of hours of making them.

Equipment

  • Melon baller
  • Cake pop sticks (or similar)
  • Something to melt the chocolate in
  • A selection of small bowls/dishes

Ingredients

  • 1 large apple (you should be able to get about 8 balls from 1 apple)
  • 100g milk chocolate (choose a brand that melts well – I used Lindt)
  • Sprinkles

Method

  1. Melt the milk chocolate (100g) – I melt mine in a saucepan over a very low direct heat, but you can also use the microwave or a bain marie if you prefer.
  2. Use the melon baller to scoop balls from the apple.
  3. Put these onto the cake pop sticks.
  4. Decant the melted chocolate into a bowl, dip the apple pop into the melted chocolate. Tap it a couple of times to knock off any excess.
  5. Dip the pop into the sprinkles, then leave for the chocolate to set (or just eat them straight away 🙂 )


How to make these cute and fun chocolate apple pops, perfect for Halloween or Guy Fawkes Night celebrations.

Nutritional Information

Calories: 65 kcal (3%), Fat: 3.7g (5%), Saturated Fat: 2.3g (12%), Carbohydrates: 7.2g (3%), Sugar: 6.5g (7%), Fibre: 0.4g (2%), Protein: 0.7g (1%), Salt: 0.0g (2%)

This is the estimated nutritional information per apple pop. Please refer to my guide to Charlotte’s Lively Kitchen nutritional information if you want to learn more about how this is calculated.

How to make these cute and fun chocolate apple pops, perfect for Halloween or Guy Fawkes Night celebrations.

Free From/Suitable For…

  • Suitable for vegetarians
  • Gluten-Free
  • Egg-Free
  • Nut-Free
  • Soy-Free
  • Corn-Free

To make these dairy-free and suitable for vegans, switch the milk chocolate for a dairy-free alternative.

The ingredients for this recipe are commonly available free from all these allergens. However, please ensure you double-check allergen information for all ingredients.

How to make these cute and fun chocolate apple pops, perfect for Halloween or Guy Fawkes Night celebrations.


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20 Comments:

  1. These smaller apple pops are such a fab idea, Archie would love these. We’re just about to go shopping so I’m popping some chocolate in our trolley to try them out. Thanks so much for linking up to #SundaySweets xx

  2. Love these pops.Love the fact that it is a healthy version of it. Thank you!

    • Thanks Marta. I’ve found it’s a good way of getting my youngest to eat apple as he’s always flatly refused. I’m hoping to slowly move him towards a chocolate-free version over time, but until then it’s good to know he’s getting some fruit along with his chocolate.

  3. These look fab, love your photos. I made something similar with Finn – balls of apple dipped in a date caramel and crushed nuts. They were so tasty but these look even better 🙂

    • Thanks Amy. Your date caramel and nutty ones sound good too (and a touch healthier than these all covered in chocolate!)

  4. These are such a delicious and healthier option for Halloween! They look so lovely. x #CookBlogShare and #RecipeoftheWeek

    • Thanks Kirsty. There’s probably healthier halloween snacks about (all fruit and no chocolate) but a bit of extra fruit is better than nothing. Excellent efficiency with the linky commenting too 🙂

  5. These look so good, how have I never made a cake pop! Thanks for linking up to #tastytuesdays

    • Thanks Vicki. I’ve got a ridiculously list of things I think I should have made but haven’t gotten around to – too many food to try, not enough meals in the day!

  6. How cute! What an excellent idea. Much easier for little hands. Thanks for linking to #cookblogshare.

    • Thanks Beckie. The big apples tend to be a bit much for the little ones, they find these much easier to manage – and they’re fun to make too.

  7. The kids and I loved making these. They were tasty, easy and a lot of fun. Thanks for the idea and for linking up.

  8. These are so cute! Such a good idea as, I agree, big toffee apples are just to big for little people. My kids would absolutely love to make these little ones. Eb x

    • Thanks Eb. The boys really enjoyed helping me make them (dipping anything in chocolate and sprinkles is always a winner in my house!)

  9. What a great idea Charlotte & I love the photos x

    • Thanks Sarah. I’m so glad you like the photos, they took as while as they’re a move away from my usual style which is quite dark. As this is aimed at children I wanted something brighter and more fun.

  10. I have 2 questions, after the apples are done, do infreeze them or can input them in the regular fridge, also how long can they last, can i make them a day prior to a party?

    • Charlotte Oates

      I’ve always made them and eaten them straight away. I don’t think they’d last well being made in advance as the apple will start to brown. You could delay this slightly by squeezing over a little lemon juice before dipping them into the chocolate but I don’t think that would prolong the life enough to make them the day before. I also don’t think freezing would work well as the chocolate will go “cloudy” in the freezer.

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