Chocolate covered, peanut butter caramel apple pops….this fun-to-make dessert is healthier than the original candy apple, and a perfect treat for Halloween! And the sliced apples are so much easier to eat than a full candy apple.
These apple pops….
-only take 20 minutes to make
-are vegan, gluten free and naturally sweetened
– are really fun to make and kid-friendly!
The process is so simple:
-slice your apples and stick a wooden skewer or popsicle stick in the bottom
-Stir together peanut butter and maple syrup and spread a generous layer on the apples
-Dip and cover both sides in a 5 minute homemade chocolate sauce
These are really fun to make and easy to customize…they’d be perfect to serve at kids parties, Halloween parties, or even to wrap nicely and put in Halloween goodie bags.
For toppings, I used chia seeds, chopped walnuts and rainbow sprinkles but you can get as creative as you want.
Other topping ideas:
-chopped macadamia nuts or any other nut or seed
-crushed pretzels + a drizzle of melted white chocolate
-crushed cookie or graham cracker pieces
-goji berries, raisins or dried cranberries
- ---For the Chocolate---
- 1 cup melted cocoa butter
- 2-4 tbsp agave (start with 2 and adjust at the end)
- ½ cup cocoa powder
- ---For the Peanut Butter Caramel---
- ½ cup peanut butter
- 6 tbsp maple syrup
- 2 tbsp almond milk
- ---For the Apple Pops---
- 2 apples cut into slices (I used pink lady apples, but any kind will work)
- 6-10 wooden skewers or popsicle sticks
- topping ideas - rainbow sprinkles, nuts, seeds, raisins, goji berries, coconut flakes or shreds, drizzle of melted white chocolate, crushed pretzels, crushed cookie pieces, graham crackers, marshmallows
- Cut apples into slices thick enough to stick a popsicle stick into the bottom. I only used the three biggest slices from the middle of each apple but feel free to use the smaller slices from the ends too.
- Stick a popsicle stick or skewer into the bottom of each apple slice. If needed, use a knife to cut a slit first.
- In a small bowl, mix all ingredients for the peanut butter caramel and spread some over the top side of each apple slice.
- Mix all ingredients for the chocolate. I used a double boiler to melt the cocoa butter. Once everything is mixed and you've adjusted the sweetness, pour melted chocolate onto a shallow plate
- Line a baking tray or large platter with parchment paper
- Dip the apple slices into the chocolate, doing your best to completely cover both sides. Place the dipped apples (peanut butter side up) onto the parchment paper. Spoon chocolate onto any parts that you missed while dipping.
- Top with your favourite combo of toppings
- Freeze for 15 minutes to set and then eat right away or store in the fridge
- If you have left over chocolate you can pour it into a mold or truffle cups to make bite sized chocolates.