Boo! Halloween. You know it’s going to sneak up on us if we don’t start planning for it now. This year Halloween falls on a Saturday, which is good for late night parties. Not so good if you have to work and need to put together your haunted houses to scare all the kids in the neighborhood! Or to get everyone in their costumes.
This year we do not have much in the way of costumes or decorations on our site. There might be a couple costumes left, and of course you can check out what we have in the way of vintage clothing if you want to go retro. This is exactly what happens when you wait until the last minute to start planning. We didn’t plan for Halloween and we have nothing. Don’t let this happen to you.
I’m sharing a recipe this time. Hope you like it!
Chocolate-Peanut Butter Coated Apples
•10 to 12 wooden Popsicle sticks
•10 to 12 medium apples, stems removed
•1-2/3 cups (10-oz. pkg.) REESE’S Peanut Butter Chips
1/2 cup vegetable oil
•2/3 cup powdered sugar
•2/3 cup HERSHEY’S Cocoa
•MOUNDS Sweetened Coconut Flakes or chopped REESE’S Peanut Butter Chips (optional)
1. Insert wooden stick into each washed and dried apple. Cover tray with wax paper.
2. Stir together peanut butter chips and oil in medium microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at MEDIUM (50%) 1-1/2 minutes or until chips are softened. Stir until melted. If necessary, microwave at MEDIUM an additional 15 seconds at a time, stirring after each heating, just until chips are melted when stirred.
3.Stir together powdered sugar and cocoa; gradually add to melted chip mixture, stirring until smooth. Microwave at HIGH 1 minute or until very warm.
4. Dip apples in mixture; twirl to remove excess coating. (If coating becomes too thick, return to microwave for a few seconds or add additional oil 1 teaspoon at a time.) Roll lower half of coated apple in coconut or chopped chips, if desired. Allow to cool on prepared tray. Refrigerate, if desired. 10 to 12 apples.