Chocolate Apple Slices

  December 18, 2015  |    Blog>Recipes

If you’ve read any of our blogs with our apple recipes you probably know that we have a love affair with apples and have eaten one nearly every day since high school—and we don’t think we’ll ever get tired of them! You also probably know that one of our weaknesses is chocolate. So when you marry the two, we’re in all of our glory! 🙂 The registered dietitians in us are always trying to create healthy or lightened up indulgences and our latest creation does just that—it combines apples and chocolate—and wowzers is it delicious!

Nutrition bonus: Apples are a rich source of cancer-fighting flavonoids, and depending on the way dark chocolate is processed, it sometimes is rich in flavonoids too!

 

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Christmas is just around the corner, and if you’re looking for a sweet and healthy treat to serve your family and friends, look no further! These Chocolate Apple Slices not only satisfy your chocolate cravings, they also contribute to your daily fruit intake. Unlike packaged candies that are overly sweet and easy to overeat, the fiber in the apples and sunflower seeds provide satisfaction without sabotaging your waistline. Bonus tip: arrange these Chocolate Apple Slices on a pretty platter for a perfect hostess gift!

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Chocolate Apple Slices

Makes 24 slices

 

Ingredients

2 Granny Smith apples (or your favorite variety)

3 ounces 70% dark chocolate

1/4 cup toasted sunflower seeds

Directions:

1. Chop chocolate in small pieces and transfer to a microwave safe bowl. Microwave for 1 minute. Remove and stir. If it’s not completely melted, microwave for another minute. Set aside. If your microwave tends to heat unevenly or very quickly, heat in 15 to 30 second intervals and stir each time, being careful not to burn the chocolate.

2. Chop sunflower seeds either roughly or finely depending on how much of a crunch you want. Set aside in a separate bowl.

3. Slice each apple into 12 pieces, removing the core and seeds.

4. Carefully dip each slice into the melted chocolate and then sprinkle with the chopped seeds. Place on a cookie sheet lined with wax paper and refrigerate for 20 minutes. Enjoy! (Store leftovers in the refrigerator)

 

Nutrition Facts (2 slices per serving): 73 Calories, 4 g Fat, 2 g Saturated Fat, 0 mg Cholesterol, 2 mg Sodium, 8 g Carbohydrate, 2 g Fiber, 5 g Sugar, 1 g Protein

 

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Chocolate Apple Slices
 
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Serves: 12
Ingredients
  • 2 Granny Smith apples (or your favorite variety)
  • 3 ounces 70% dark chocolate
  • ¼ cup toasted sunflower seeds
Instructions
  1. Chop chocolate in small pieces and transfer to a microwave safe bowl. Microwave for 1 minute. Remove and stir. If it's not completely melted, microwave for another minute. Set aside. If your microwave tends to heat unevenly or very quickly, heat in 15 to 30 second intervals and stir each time, being careful not to burn the chocolate.
  2. Chop sunflower seeds either roughly or finely depending on how much of a crunch you want. Set aside in a separate bowl.
  3. Slice each apple into 12 pieces, removing the core and seeds.
  4. Carefully dip each slice into the melted chocolate and then sprinkle with the chopped seeds. Place on a cookie sheet lined with wax paper and refrigerate for 20 minutes. Enjoy! (Store leftovers in the refrigerator)
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 2 slices Calories: 73 Fat: 4 g Saturated fat: 2 g Carbohydrates: 8 g Sugar: 5 g Sodium: 2 mg Fiber: 2 g Protein: 1 g Cholesterol: 0 mg

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