Chocolate Dipped Apple Slices

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This Halloween, the kids are gonna have plenty of junkcandysugarchocolateworms, so why add to the insanity?  Let’s make a wholesome treat at home with very little added sugar that you can have fun making with the kidlins.  Freshly toasting the coconut flakes and pecan pieces makes a world of taste difference.

Prep note:  the lemon juice is to keep the apple slices from browning.  Use a scant amount to coat the apple slices, but you will not be able to taste the lemon juice in the final product.  You will only be able to taste joy.

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Chocolate Dipped Apple Slices

Yields 12-16 Slices
Course Sweets/Desserts
Cuisine Paleo, Vegetarian

Ingredients
  

  • 6 ounces dark chocolate (I use 85% cacao or higher)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes, toasted and chopped finely
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecan pieces, toasted
  • 3 red delicious, gala, honey crisp, or granny smith apples
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon

Instructions
 

  • On medium high heat in a small nonstick sauté pan, toast coconut flakes, being careful not to burn, about 3-5 minutes, tossing frequently. Remove from heat into a shallow bowl and repeat with pecan pieces.
  • Break chocolate into smaller pieces and put in a ceramic bowl. In a microwave, melt chocolate on high heat for 45 seconds. Remove from microwave and stir chocolate until any remaining pieces are melted.
  • Prepare apples by coring them and neatly cutting into even slices. Place apple slices into a plastic baggie and squeeze lemon juice over them. Swish apple slices around in baggie to coat with lemon juice. This is to prevent the apple slices from browning.
  • Dip apple slices into melted chocolate, then dredge in toasted coconut flakes and/or pecan pieces as desired. Lay on foil lined baking sheet, refrigerate for 30 minutes to 1 hour, or until chocolate hardens, then serve (but keep refrigerated until served).
Keyword celiac, halloween
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