Chocolate Peanut Butter Coated Apples
- 10 to 12 wooden ice cream sticks
- 10 to 12 medium apples, stems removed
- 1 2/3 cup (10 ounces) REESE'S Peanut Butter Chips
- 2/3 cup HERSHEY'S Cocoa
- 2/3 cup confectioners; sugar
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- REESE'S Peanut Butter
Chips or HERSHEY'S Premier White Chips, chopped (optional)
- Insert wooden stick into each washed and thoroughly dried apple.
- Cover tray with wax paper.
- In top of double boiler over hot but not boiling water, combine peanut butter
chips, cocoa, confectioners' sugar and oil. Stir constantly until chips
are melted and mixture is smooth. Remove from heat.
- Dip apples into mixture; twirl to remove excess coating. (If coating becomes
too thick, return to low heat or add additional oil, 1 teaspoon at a time.)
- Roll lower half of coated apple in peanuts or coconut if desired.
- Allow to cool on prepared tray.
- Refrigerate if desired.
Microwave Directions: In medium microwave-safe bowl, stir together peanut butter
chips and oil. Microwave on HIGH (100%) for 1 1/2 minutes or until chips are softened.
Stir until melted. If necessary, microwave on HIGH an additional 15 seconds at a
time, stirring after each heating, just until chips are melted when stirred.
Stir together confectioners' sugar and cocoa; gradually add to melted chip
mixture, stirring until smooth. Microwave on HIGH 1 minute or until very warm. Continue
as directed above.