Monday, July 25, 2011

Tiny Chocolate Ganache Apples on a Stick

Thanks To: justJENN

6 ounces chocolate chips
2/3 cup heavy cream
1/2 teaspoon vanilla

tiniest apples you can find
lollipop sticks

Wash the apples, and set them aside to fully dry. Your chocolate won’t stick otherwise.

Since eventually these are going to be put on a stick, I like to make a small hole in the bottom first, before I dunk them in a ganache bath. You can use a paring knife or even a drill if you’re Handy Manny like that. Once you’ve made the hole, set the apples aside.

Most people make fancy ganaches – but me – I use chocolate chips because it’s what I have, and heck, it tastes good. Ganache is simply: EASY. It comes together so quickly and tastes so amazing.

In a small saucepan over medium heat – combine the chocolate chips, heavy cream and the vanilla. When it starts to melt, work fast and whisk it together. Keep whisking while the chocolate keeps melting and magically in a matter of seconds you will have a beautiful silky ganache. Let cool slightly before you use it.

Take the apple by the stem and give ‘em a little dunk. I like to leave some apple peeking out at the top because it looks nice and that way people know what they are eating too. Put the chocolate dipped apples to set on a piece of parchment paper.

Once the apples have set, carefully set them on their sticks.

Obviously the tinier the apple, the better this will look. They came out absolutely adorable – the kids loved them! A whole line up of these would be great for a party!

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