Chocolate Apple Pops ~ Easy & Fun Halloween Treat

 

Halloween is all about the candy and sweet treats…at least for me it was as a child.


Trick-or-treating was so much fun back in the day. Was never a fan of dressing up in a gory costume, or the scary elements of Halloween. but going door-to-door to the neighbors for candy was fun.


Here is a simple sweet treat you can make for your friends and family for Halloween. It’s a simple, healthy treat utilizing fruit which you’ll enjoy with the addition of chocolate.


I attempted to create a spiderweb effect as a design, but it didn’t come out as planned. I didn’t want to remake this and so I’m posting this with a simple design. However, check out the video by FOOD NETWORK on their YouTube channel and their website.
Spiderweb design or not, it’s no doubt a delicious treat.


Surprise-Inside Chocolate Spiderweb Pops | Food Network (YOUTUBE)

Apple Spider Web Pops (Food Network Website)

Kitchen Notes:
The apples weep out of any cracks in the bottom of the chocolate. A fix would be to dip just the bottom part of the apple pops in chocolate again for thicker coverage.
I used lollipop sticks instead of wooden ice-pop sticks.
I used milk chocolate instead of bittersweet.
Doubled the milk chocolate amount and coconut oil. Used the white chocolate only for drizzling on the milk chocolate pops.
One apple was cut with skin on. The other apple had the skin removed.

Chocolate Apple Pops
Halloween Treat RECIPE

Recipe by Food Network
Adapted by Carmen Ortiz of Baking is my Zen

Total: 50 min
Active: 15 min
Yield: 8 servings
Level: Easy

INGREDIENTS
2 large Granny Smith apples, stemmed

8 ounces chopped milk chocolate
2 teaspoons coconut oil

4 ounces chopped white chocolate
1 teaspoon coconut oil

DIRECTIONS:
Equipment: 8 lollipop sticks
Line baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicon baking mat.

MELTING CHOCOLATE:
Chocolate Chips: Place chocolate chips in bowl.

Add coconut oil.

Microwave. Mix after 30 second intervals. Stop when chocolate has melted.

White Chocolate Chips: Place white chocolate chips in bowl. Add coconut oil.

Microwave. Mix after 30 second intervals. Stop when chocolate has melted.

*PREPPING APPLES: Place one apple on counter. Looking down at the apple, cut off just the ends of apple (at 3 and 9 o’clock).

Cut two slices of the apple on either side of the core for a total of 4 slices. Make sure to not include seeds in the slices.

Place apple slices in bowl of cold water.

Dry apple slices with a paper towel.

Lay apple slices on counter.

Using a knife, make a slit through the skin.

Insert popsicle stick.

Repeat *prepping process of cutting and stemming second apple.

DIPPING APPLES IN CHOCOLATE:
Dip the apple slices completely in the milk chocolate one by one. Allow the excess drip back into the bowl. Place on prepared baking sheet.

Let sit at room temperature so the chocolate thickens a bit, 10 to 15 minutes.

Drizzle white chocolate over milk chocolate covered apple slices.

CHILL in fridge.

STORE in fridge.

SPIDER WEB DESIGN: OPTIONAL
Transfer white chocolate to small resealable plastic bag and snip a small corner off bag. Pipe 3 to 4 white chocolate concentric circles on the milk chocolate-dipped apples. Drag a toothpick through the circles, starting at the center and working your way out to create a spider web design. Refrigerate until hardened, 15 to 20 minutes.

RECIPE PHOTO TUTORIAL
By Carmen Ortiz of Baking Is My Zen
CHOCOLATE APPLE POPS
~ Easy & Fun Halloween Treat

Equipment: 8 lollipop sticks 
Line baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicon baking mat.

MELTING CHOCOLATE:
Chocolate Chips: Place chocolate chips in bowl.

Add coconut oil.

Microwave. Mix after 30 second intervals. Stop when chocolate has melted.

White Chocolate Chips: Place white chocolate chips in bowl. Add coconut oil.

Microwave. Mix after 30 second intervals. Stop when chocolate has melted.

*PREPPING APPLES: Place one apple on counter. Looking down at the apple, cut off just the ends of apple (at 3 and 9 o’clock).

Cut two slices of the apple on either side of the core for a total of 4 slices. Make sure to not include seeds in the slices.

1st apple—-

2nd apple — skin will be removed.

Place apple slices in bowl of cold water.

Dry apple slices with a paper towel.

Lay apple slices on counter.

Using a knife, make a slit through the skin.

Insert popsicle stick.

Repeat *prepping process of cutting and stemming second apple.

DIPPING APPLES IN CHOCOLATE:

Dip the apple slices completely in the milk chocolate one by one. Allow the excess drip back into the bowl.

Place on prepared baking sheet.

Let sit at room temperature so the chocolate thickens a bit, 10 to 15 minutes.

Drizzle white chocolate over milk chocolate covered apple slices.

CHILL in fridge.

STORE in fridge.

SPIDER WEB DESIGN: OPTIONAL
Transfer white chocolate to small resealable plastic bag and snip a small corner off bag. Pipe 3 to 4 white chocolate concentric circles on the milk chocolate-dipped apples. Drag a toothpick through the circles, starting at the center and working your way out to create a spider web design. Refrigerate until hardened, 15 to 20 minutes.

Halloween is celebrated October 31, 2018.
Happy Halloween!

~ Carmen

Baking is my Zen
…sweet nibbles for the soul

For savory dishes, visit my other blog, sometimes SAVORY.

Photography by Carmen Ortiz.
~All Rights Reserved.
Not to be used without permission.

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NEVER FORGET. 09.11.2001 (17 Years ago today, 9/11/18)

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Visited several 9/11 Memorial sites in the past few years, posting photos of the Memorials on my blog. This year, drove to Little Falls, New Jersey, to photograph the 9/11 Memorial at Wilmore Road Park (9/11 Monument).

Special homage will be paid to all who died on 9/11 and to a
resident and former resident of the township who both died on 9/11:
Linda Rosenbaum, 41, was a claims specialist for Marsh & McLennan.
Robert Cordice, 28, formerly a volunteer firefighter in Little Falls, who was among the firefighters killed that day.


9/11 Memorial Service: September 11, 2018 at 7:30 PM at Wilmore Road Park
Please join Mayor James Damiano and the Little Falls Township Council, in conjunction with the Little Falls Police and Fire Departments for the
17th anniversary of September 11th.
During the ceremony, the Township will remember all of those who lost their lives 17 years ago including Little Falls residents Linda Rosenbaum and FDNY Firefighter, Robert Cordice.
All are welcomed to attend. There will be a designated parking area for those with handicap decals along Wilmore Road for easy access to the ceremony – signs will be posted.
We will never forget those who died on 9/11 and we will continue to honor their memory.

WHEN/TIME: Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at 7:30 PM
WHERE: Wilmore Road Park (9/11 Monument).
Wilmore Road (Memorial) Park
Corner of Wilmore Road and First Ave
Little Falls, NJ 07424

Program for the 9/11 Memorial Service

9/11/01 TIMELINE
Credit to: History.com
On a clear, sunny summer day in September 2001, Al Qaeda terrorists aboard three hijacked passenger planes carried out coordinated suicide attacks against the World Trade Center in New York City and the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., killing everyone on board the planes and nearly 3,000 people on the ground.
• 7:59 am – American Airlines Flight 11, a Boeing 767 with 92 people aboard, takes off from Boston’s Logan International Airport en route to Los Angeles.
• 8:14 am – United Airlines Flight 175, a Boeing 767 with 65 people aboard, takes off from Boston; it is also headed to Los Angeles.
• 8:19 am – Flight attendants aboard Flight 11 alert ground personnel that the plane has been hijacked; American Airlines notifies the FBI.
• 8:20 am – American Airlines Flight 77 takes off from Dulles International Airport outside of Washington, D.C. The Boeing 757 is headed to Los Angeles with 64 people aboard.
• 8:24 am – Hijacker Mohammed Atta makes the first of two accidental transmissions from Flight 11 to ground control (apparently in an attempt to communicate with the plane’s cabin).
• 8:40 am – The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) alerts North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD)’s Northeast Air Defense Sector (NEADS) about the suspected hijacking of Flight 11. In response, NEADS scrambles two fighter planes located at Cape Cod’s Otis Air National Guard Base to locate and tail Flight 11; they are not yet in the air when Flight 11 crashes into the North Tower.
• 8:41 am – United Airlines Flight 93, a Boeing 757 with 44 people aboard, takes off from Newark International Airport en route to San Francisco. It had been scheduled to depart at 8:00 am, around the time of the other hijacked flights.
• 8:46 am – Mohammed Atta and the other hijackers aboard American Airlines Flight 11 crash the plane into floors 93-99 of the North Tower of the World Trade Center, killing everyone on board and hundreds inside the building.
• 8:47 am – Within seconds, NYPD and FDNY forces dispatch units to the World Trade Center, while Port Authority Police Department officers on site begin immediate evacuation of the North Tower.
• 8:50 am – White House Chief of Staff Andrew Card alerts President George W. Bush that a plane has hit the World Trade Center; the president is visiting an elementary school in Sarasota, Florida at the time.
• 9:02 am – After initially instructing tenants of the WTC’s South Tower to remain in the building, Port Authority officials broadcast orders to evacuate both towers via the public address system; an estimated 10,000 to 14,000 people are already in the process of evacuating.
• 9:03 am – Hijackers crash United Airlines Flight 175 into floors 75-85 of the WTC’s South Tower, killing everyone on board and hundreds inside the building
• 9:08 am – The FAA bans all takeoffs of flights going to New York City or through the airspace around the city.
• 9:21 am – The Port Authority closes all bridges and tunnels in the New York City area.
• 9:24 am – The FAA notified NEADS of the suspected hijacking of Flight 77 after some passengers and crew aboard are able to alert family members on the ground.
• 9:31 am – Speaking from Florida, President Bush calls the events in New York City an “apparent terrorist attack on our country.”
• 9:37 am – Hijackers aboard Flight 77 crash the plane into the western façade of the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., killing 59 aboard the plane and 125 military and civilian personnel inside the building.
• 9:42 am – For the first time in history, the FAA grounds all flights over or bound for the continental United States. Some 3,300 commercial flights and 1,200 private planes are guided to airports in Canada and the United States over the next two-and-a-half hours.
• 9:45 am – Amid escalating rumors of other attacks, the White House and U.S. Capitol building are evacuated (along with numerous other high-profile buildings, landmarks and public spaces).
• 9:59 am – The South Tower of the World Trade Center collapses.
• 10:07 am – After passengers and crew members aboard the hijacked Flight 93 contact friends and family and learn about the attacks in New York and Washington, they mount an attempt to retake the plane. In response, hijackers deliberately crash the plane into a field in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, killing all 40 passengers and crew aboard.
• 10:28 am – The World Trade Center’s North Tower collapses, 102 minutes after being struck by Flight 11.
• 11 am – Mayor Rudolph Giuliani calls for the evacuation of Lower Manhattan south of Canal Street, including more than 1 million residents, workers and tourists, as efforts continue throughout the afternoon to search for survivors at the WTC site.
• 1 pm – From a U.S. Air Force base in Louisiana, President Bush announces that U.S. military forces are on high alert worldwide.
• 2:51 pm – The U.S. Navy dispatches missile destroyers to New York and Washington, D.C.
• 5:20 pm – The 47-story Seven World Trade Center collapses after burning for hours; the building had been evacuated in the morning, and there are no casualties, though the collapse forces rescue workers to flee for their lives.
• 6:58 pm – President Bush returns to the White House after stops at military bases in Louisiana and Nebraska.
• 8:30 pm – President Bush addresses the nation, calling the attacks “evil, despicable acts of terror” and declaring that America, its friends and allies would “stand together to win the war against terrorism.”

~ Carmen

Baking is my Zen
…sweet nibbles for the soul

For savory dishes, visit my other blog, sometimes SAVORY.

Photography by Carmen Ortiz.
~All Rights Reserved.
Not to be used without permission.

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