Halloween is just around the corner! The pupils are very excited to dress up as there favourite spooky characters. Pupils have been creating art work in preparation for the Halloween break, some pupils have even been baking to celebrate the autumn festival. Mid-term break provides time for parents and children to get into the kitchen to create some Halloween treats for the Trick or Treaters that will arrive in Castlelyons and the surrounding areas on October 31st. Three pupils from Rang 6 wanted to share one of their favourite recipes that is so simple and quick to make.
Halloween Chocolate Apples
Chocolate (broken into pieces) Bowl
Sprinkles Lollipop sticks
water Cling film
Prep the area first by placing cling film on the work service, the cling film will allow you to remove the chocolate apples easily later, and it prevents a mess!
Step 1: Place water in a saucepan over a medium heat on the stove, place bowl over the boiling water (making sure the bottom of the bowl does not touch the water, as this can cause the chocolate to burn). When water comes to a simmer, add the chocolate to the bowl and allow to melt, stir the chocolate occasionally with a spatula to make sure all the chocolate melts.
Step 2: While the chocolate melts, wash and dry the apples. It is important to make sure the apples are completely dry for later when we add the chocolate as this can cause the chocolate to split.
Step 3: When the chocolate has melted, remove from the heat . Hold the apple by the stem and dip the apple half in to the chocolate. Top the apple with as many sprinkles as you like. We like to use lots of bright spinkles 🙂 .
Step 4: Gently place the apple on the cling film, the stem should be face down on the cling film. Allow the chocolate to set, this should take 15 minutes.
Step 5: When the chocolate apples are set, grab a lollipop stick and place the lollipop stick where the stem is.
Step 6: The chocolate apples are ready to eat!