Chocolate dipped apple pops

These are great for party treats or a fun snack for kids and adults. I love them. Using dark chocolate or raw cacao keeps the sugar content low in this treat and you get the benefits of the antioxidants and minerals they contain.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 red apples
  • raw cacao powder or good quality bar of dark chocolate (at least 70% chocolate)
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil 
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup (or other liquid sweetener of choice)
  • handful of Brazil nuts - chopped (or any other nut you like)
  • handful of desiccated coconut
  • cake pop sticks
  • slice of lemon
  • bowl of water

HOW TO:

  • Melt the cacao and coconut oil with the maple syrup in a bain-marie above low heat making sure not to burn the chocolate
  • chop apples into segments and place them into a bowl of water with a squeeze of lemon juice. This will prevent them turning brown. 
  • place your chopped nuts, coconut and melted chocolate into little dipping cups 
  • place the apple segments on the cake pop sticks and dip away into the toppings you want on your apple