Need something to do with a boatload of apples? Try dipping them in marshmallows, chocolate, and graham crackers. Yep, all the flavors of s'mores coating a crunchy, juicy apple. Sounds good, right?
They are good and simple to prepare if you follow a couple tips:
-Spray everything that will even come remotely close to touching the melted marshmallows, including your hands and all utensils, with baking spray. Melted marshmallows could substitute for super glue.
-Really allow the excess marshmallow to drip off. I don't think I did a good job of that...When I pulled them out of the refrigerator, there was a thick band of marshmallow around the bottom of the apple. I tried to cut it off. Easier said than done with a distracting three year old.
-Make sure the apples will fit in your refrigerator first. My sticks were really tall and I had to remove a shelf. No biggie.
-In the refrigerator, make sure the apples don't touch or they will stick together.
That's it. If you don't have children who insist on being right underneath your feet the entire you make the apples, they will look a lot prettier than mine. But, the kids were impressed and thought they were some kind of work of art!
- 8 large Granny Smith apples
- 8 wooden pop sticks
- 2 Tablespoons (28 g) butter
- 2 packages (16 oz. each/900 g total) large marshmallows
- 2 cups (170 g) coarsely crushed graham crackers
- 1 package (11.5 ounces/325 g) milk chocolate chips
Line a baking sheet with waxed paper and generously coat the paper with baking spray. Wash and dry apples, remove stems. Insert sticks into the apples.
In a large saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the marshmallows and stir until melted (this takes a few minutes). Dip apples, one at a time, into the melted marshmallow mixture, allowing excess to drip off. Place on the prepared baking sheet (make sure they don't touch or the apples will stick together) and refrigerate until set, about 15 minutes.
Place the crushed graham crackers in a shallow dish. Melt the chocolate chips in the top of a double boiler or a metal bowl placed over barely simmering water (chocolate can be microwaved in 15 second intervals as well). Stir until smooth. Dip bottom half of apples in chocolate, then dip into the graham cracker crumbs. Place the apple back on the baking sheet and refrigerate until set.
*I sliced my completed apples before serving rather than eat them off the stick--easier for kids to enjoy!