Chocolate and Peanut Butter Dipped Apples

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READY IN: 32mins
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 10 -12
    medium apples, stems removed
  • 10 -12
    wooden popsicle sticks
  • 1
    cup dark chocolate chips or 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 23
    cups peanut butter chips, divided
  • 14
    cup shortening, plus
  • 2
    tablespoons shortening, divided (do not use butter, margarine, spread or oil)
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DIRECTIONS

  • Line tray with parchment paper or wax paper.
  • Wash apples; dry thoroughly and insert wooden stick into stem end of each apple; place on prepared tray.
  • Place chocolate chips, 2/3 cup peanut butter chips and 1/4 cup shortening in medium microwave-safe bowl.
  • Microwave at MEDIUM (50%) 1 minute; stir.
  • If necessary, microwave at MEDIUM an additional 30 seconds at a time, stirring after each heating, just until chips are melted when stirred.
  • Dip bottom three-fourths of each apple into mixture. Twirl and gently shake to remove excess; return to prepared tray.
  • Place remaining 1 cup peanut butter chips and remaining 2 tablespoons shortening in small microwave-safe bowl.
  • Microwave at MEDIUM 30 seconds; stir.
  • If necessary, microwave at MEDIUM an additional 15 seconds at a time, stirring after each heating, just until chips are melted when stirred.
  • Spoon over top section of each apple, allowing to drip down sides. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
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