I spy candy everywhere. It must be time for my annual Healthy Halloween Tips & Tricks.
The weather is getting cooler, my kids already have their Halloween outfits and we are about to enter the candy zone. Be afraid, very afraid – nah, you don’t have to be afraid. Halloween is such a fun time to introduce new foods (especially to picky eaters) and have fun in the kitchen with your kids.
I wanted to share my Healthy Halloween news segment to help you start planning for parties, lunches, snacks and dinners – yes, even dinners.
The hardest part of this segment was limiting what I could share, because I had so many ideas that I wanted to cover. So, I’m going to share an idea (or two) a day for the rest of the month.
To get you started, lets talk chocolate. Chocolate Covered Apples that is. Mmmmmm. Remember my main tip on chocolate – just like everything else, quality matters. If you are in a real chocolate mood, you need to take a look at my best selling Amazon book, Chocolate Indulgence. But, we’ll get you started with this Fall classic.
Chocolate Covered Apples
Forget those sugar crusted apples, nothing is better than dark chocolate drizzled over fresh apples with a little crunch from nuts or creamy deliciousness from a nut butter.
Red Apples (I used Red Delicious)
Dark chocolate chips (Enjoy Life is a great DF choice)
Nut Butter of choice (optional)
Toppings of choice (optional – I like chopped nuts and unsweetened shredded coconut)
Wooden skewers or sturdy, short sticks from your yard (I like the stick look for Halloween)
Clean your apples and remove the stem
Add skewers/sticks to apples
Melt chocolate in a double boiler (I use a pot of water heated on med heat with chocolate in a bowl sitting on top of the pot)
Stir and watch chocolate closely, remove when melted
Immediately spoon chocolate on apples – adding toppings, if so desired
Place in freezer for a few minutes to set.
More spooky deliciousness to be found on my social media accounts. I’ll see you there!