Chocolate Sticky Apples

Chocolate sticky apples are a nostalgic relic that reminds us of the season changing, leaves falling, pumpkin patches and having a sweater on-hand for cold evenings. Candy apples start showing up at the change of seasons and I notice the presentation gets more elaborate through the Holiday Season and New Year celebrations. They make great homemade gifts.

National Dessert Day recipe featuring chocolate sticky apples on grate, dipped in nuts

Did you know that caramel apples (a close cousin to chocolate sticky apples) were invented in the 1950s, by a Kraft Foods employee? With lots of unsold caramels leftover from Halloween, Dan Walker melted down a bunch and started experimenting with apples and coating them with caramel to invent a new holiday candy for Christmas – the rest, as they say, is history.

When we were kids this was the only way our folks could get us to eat apples. It doesn’t matter what time of year it is, sticky apples are always a special treat. This is a coveted chocolate sticky apple recipe from an old general store in Baltimore from back in the day. Enjoy.

Making these delicious apples

It’s as easy as one, two, three, to make this sticky apple recipe. Just set aside the time that you need and follow the steps that we’ve outlined. If you want to make this a really special event, why not do this with the kids. No kids at home? I did this with my nephews when they were 7 and 8 years old and we made happy memories together. When making sticky apples, these are the ingredients you’ll need:

  • Waxing Kara Honey
  • organic sugar
  • organic butter
  • unsweetened chocolate squares
  •  vanilla
  • tart and crisp apples
  • chopped nuts
  • popsicle sticks

How to Make Sticky Apples

Step One: Mix The ingredients

  • In a medium pot mix together the honey and sugar and apply low heat. Add butter and chocolate until melted, be careful not to burn. Cook on medium heat for 10-15 minutes or until the mixture is completely smooth. Stir in vanilla.

Step Two: Prepare and dunk

  • Wipe each apple dry and insert a popsicle stick in the core end. Dunk apples until completely covered. Roll in chopped nuts of your choice. Place apples on a greased wax paper-lined plate. Be sure apples don’t touch as they dry/set up.

Step Three: Serving

  • These apples keep for 3 days in the refrigerator in an air-tight container.
  • Serve Sticky Chocolate apple cold.
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National Dessert Day recipe featuring chocolate sticky apples on grate, dipped in nuts

Chocolate Sticky Apples

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: candy apple, Chocolate Sticky Apples
Prep Time: 12 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 27 minutes
Servings: 9
Calories: 387kcal
Did you know that caramel apples (a close cousin to chocolate sticky apples) were invented in the 1950s, by a Kraft Foods employee? Aren't you glad you found this recipe, just for that little factoid?

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Ingredients

  • 1 c Waxing Kara Honey
  • 1 c organic sugar
  • 1 tsp. organic butter
  • 4 1 ounce unsweetened chocolate squares
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 9 medium apples tart and crisp
  • 1 c chopped nuts of your choice
  • 9 popsicle sticks from craft store

Instructions

  • In medium pot mix together the honey and sugar and apply low heat. Add butter and chocolate until melted, be careful not to burn.
  • Cook on medium heat for 10-15 minutes or until mixture is completely smooth.
  • Stir in vanilla.
  • Wipe each apple dry and insert popsicle stick in the core end.
  • Dunk apples until completely covered.
  • roll in chopped nuts of your choice. Place apples on greased wax paper lined plate.
  • Be sure apples don’t touch as they dry/set up.
  • These apples keep for 3 days in refrigerator in air-tight container.
  • Serve Sticky Chocolate Apples cold.

Nutrition

Calories: 387kcal | Carbohydrates: 80g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 7mg | Potassium: 271mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 72g | Vitamin A: 110IU | Vitamin C: 8.7mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 0.8mg

In a snack-making and eating mood? Try our Homemade Caramel Corn also. It too is an oldie but a goodie!

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Homemade Caramel Corn

This treat is perfect for the dead of winter or the middle of summer. Remember Cracker Jacks? Package this recipe in a special box for party favors and enclose a "prize" for your guests.

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Kara waxes about the bees, creates and tests recipes with her friend Joyce, and does her best to share what she’s learned and continues to learn about the bees, honey, ingredients we use and more.

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