Yes, I was inspired by my own work. Remember these cute Chocolate Apple Turkeys from last month? Well, I loved them so much that I did a Christmas version! These yummy and healthy apple Christmas treats for kids are a cinch to make, and your little ones will have a blast helping you decorate them. Make a bunch for classroom Christmas party treats or give them out as favors to your holiday dinner guests. Enjoy!
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These yummy apple Christmas treats for kids couldn’t be easier!
To make your own Apple Christmas Treats for Kids:
Step 1: Gather your supplies and make some royal icing.
For these super cute and yummy Christmas treats you will need:
Honeycrisp apples – I prefer this variety because their crisp texture holds up to the heat of the chocolate
Royal Icing (we used this recipe) – I would recommend splitting the recipe in half because if not you will have a ton of extra icing
Green, red, and brown gel colors to tint your icing (This is the kind we used) – Split your icing into separate bowls and add gel color until you get your desired color
One bag of white chocolate chips
Red ball sprinkles – for Christmas wreaths
Green jimmy sprinkles – for Christmas wreaths
Large marshmallows – for snowmen heads
Candy corn – for the snowmen noses
Red peel-apart licorice – optional for snowmen scarves
Step 2: Cut apples into slices about 1/2″ thick.
Be careful… if you cut your apples too thin they will break in half.
Step 3: Using a small circle cookie/fondant cutter, core the apple slices.
Some tutorials for apple donuts similar to these say that you can use an icing decorator’s tip. I tried that but it was incredibly difficult to remove the cores. I found the cookie cutter to be much easier and quicker.
Optional: Skewer your apple slices using wooden skewers. But FYI: We found it much easier to eat these apple Christmas treats for kids without the wooden skewer.
Step 4: Melt your white chocolate chips.
My go-to method for melting a whole bag of chocolate at one time is with a make-shift double boiler. Boil water in a saucepan about 1/4 of the way full. Place a glass bowl (a Pyrex bowl is great for this!) on top of the pan so that it rests just above the steam from the hot water. Be careful and use an oven mitt! Dump your chocolate chips into the glass bowl and stir often with a spatula. The steam from the water below heats the bottom of the glass bowl, which in turn melts the chocolate.
Sound too confusing? You can totally just use Mom’s best friend… er, the microwave. Dump the chocolate chips into a microwave safe bowl and heat for 30 seconds at a time until desired consistency. Be careful though… it’s super easy to burn your chocolate when melting it in the microwave.
Step 5: If you’re making the wreath version of these apple Christmas treats for kids, then tint your white chocolate.
Add a bit of green gel icing color and mix well until you get a pretty wreath color. Obviously, if you’re making the snowman apple Christmas treat for kids, then you will want to leave your chocolate white.
Step 6: Dip your apple slices into the chocolate and immediately add sprinkles/marshmallow.
If you are making the Christmas wreaths, then you will want to immediately add the red and green sprinkles on top of the dipped apple slices before the chocolate has a chance to cool. The melted chocolate will act as glue to hold your decorations in place.
For the snowmen, immediately add the large marshmallow in the center of the dipped apple.
Step 7: Allow the chocolate to cool and harden, and decorate!
Whip out your piping bags and decorator’s tips and decorate with royal icing.
For the wreaths, I piped a red royal icing bow.
For the snowmen, I piped brown arms to look like tree branches. Then, use the royal icing as glue to adhere your licorice scarf, candy corn nose, and candy eyes.
Enjoy your yummy Chocolate Apple Christmas Treats for Kids!
Try these delicious apple Christmas treats for kids for classroom parties, neighbor gifts, or serve them at the kids’ table this Christmas! My kids absolutely loved these! And Mommy did, too. Plus, if you know me then you know that I have some serious personal philosophies on dessert, including “Fruit is NOT a dessert!”. Even if it’s covered in chocolate or rolled in liquid sugar. 🙂 So, I’m going to keep telling myself that these yummy APPLE treats are guilt-free, too.
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