Crunchy Granola Chocolate Candy Apples
Gluten Free Granola
By: Julia Gartland
Posted on: October 13, 2014
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As soon as apples are in the farmer's markets, it's definitely autumn. As much as I've loved the summer produce, there's nothing like sweet honeycrisp apples and tiny Seckel pears. Apple picking is a huge fall tradition on the East Coast, and as lovely as it is, we're left with more apples than we know what to do with. Besides pies, crumbles and applesauce, I propose a more festive fall tradition: candy apples. These are covered with Van's Cinnamon Heaven cereal, and for those chocolate lovers, we have another, decadent variation. It's a relatively easy DIY or a perfect reason to entertain. Apple party, anyone?
- 5-6 Fuji or granny smith apples
- 16 ounces semisweet chocolate
- 2 cups Blueberry Walnut Granola
- Long popsicle sticks or skewers, to serve
- Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Line granola on a baking sheet and add to oven for 20 minutes, then set aside to cool.
- Double-broil chocolate over medium high heat. Whisk often until mixture has melted completely. Reduce heat to a low simmer.
- In a small food processor, add granola and pulse about 6-7 times or until mixture is desired texture. Set aside in a medium-sized wide bowl.
- Before assembling apples, line a baking sheet with parchment paper and grease it well with cooking spray or vegetable oil.
- Skewer apples, then one-at-a-time, coat apple with chocolate, tipping the bowl to make sure chocolate gets around all sides evenly.
- Let excess drip off, then coat with granola and store on the parchment-lined baking sheet. Continue process until all apples are finished.