We belong to a wonderful CSA here in Colorado and as a part of that CSA we get apples. Lots and lots of apples. Add to that, it was an amazing apple season in general here, so it seems like everyone I know that has an apple tree was trying to share their abundance. So what to do with them? I’m always on the search for great Paleo apple recipes. Check out my Cinnamon Apple Cake recipe, which is something we’ve made for years.
This year I knew I needed to come up with some additional ideas to use up our apples. I had some cake pop sticks on hand and figured chocolate covered apples on sticks were in store for us. Chocolate is definitely a favorite treat of mine and it is something I have missed while I have been on Autoimmune Paleo. I have successfully introduced cocoa powder back into my diet, but chocolate itself is a very special treat since the sugar, even in 85% dark, seems to cause some issues with me. (See this post for an alternative for those of you on AIP or that also have sugar-related issues.)
These could definitely be categorized as “Paleo Halloween Treats” but I personally think chocolate-covered anything can happen at any time.
Making these is a super quick activity that even the kids can help with, and the choices are endless. See the recipe below for how to do it. In this picture below I have an assortment of (from left to right):
- Dark chocolate and hazelnuts
- Dark chocolate and India Tree Sprinkles
- Nikki’s Vanilla Cake Batter Coconut Butter and pecans
- Dark chocolate and shredded coconut
Here is a quick (1:25) video tutorial on how to create these:
Check out this post for the Autoimmune Paleo version.