Need a new idea for your Halloween party? Try these Apple Dip Stix for a yummy treat that's easy to make. One of my favorite kids Halloween recipes is easy to prepare and the kids will want a hand in the making. The tartness from the Granny Smith apples with the sweet from the butterscotch coating makes a delicious idea.
You will need:
2 large Granny Smith apple
32 bamboo skewers (6" long)
2 -2 1/2 c. finely chopped peanuts or pecans or candy sprinkles
1 - 10 oz. pkg. butterscotch chips
2 tbsp. water
Candy coated chocolate candies or mini chocolate chips
Cut your Granny Smith apples in half from stem to bottom. Core and cut each apple into 16 slices about 1/4" inch thick. Pat dry. This is a very important step. If apple slices remain wet the melted butterscotch will not adhere well.
Pierce each slice with a skewer so it looks like a lollipop. Set aside on paper towels.
Place chopped nuts in a thin layer on waxed paper. Or you may use foil.
Add butterscotch chips and water in a medium pan. Melt over medium-low heat, about 10 minutes. Stir occasionally. When melted, reduce heat to low.
Pat apples dry again. Hold apple slice over the and drizzle the butterscotch mixture over each skewered apple until thoroughly coated. Coat in chopped nuts, pressing down to get nuts to stick well to apple or use candies to decorate. Place on waxed paper.
Serve your Apple Dip Stix in decorative mugs or pierce a small pumpkin or squash to use as a base.
Makes 8 servings.
Dipped apples make an excellent party treat or a fun activity. If you plan on serving these apple delights, I suggest making them just a couple of hours ahead of time. They are meant to be eaten right away. Using these as an activity is even better!