Chocolate Peanut Butter Coated Apples
12 wooden ice cream sticks
12 medium apples, stems removed
1 package (10 ounces) peanut butter chips
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2/3 cup confectioners' sugar
2/3 cup cocoa
Chopped peanut butter chips, chocolate chips, vanilla chips or
flaked coconut, optional
1. Insert wooden stick into each washed and dried apple. Cover a
baking sheet or tray with waxed paper.
2. In a medium microwave-safe bowl, stir together peanut butter
chips and oil. Microwave on high 1-1/2 minutes or until chips are
softened. Stir until melted.
3. Stir together confectioners' sugar and cocoa; gradually add to
melted chip mixture, stirring until smooth. Microwave on high 1
minute or until very warm.
4. Dip apples three-quarters way into mixture, twirling to remove
excess coating. (If coating becomes too thick, return to microwave
for a few seconds). Roll coated apple in chopped chips or coconut if
desired. Allow to cool on prepared baking sheet or tray.
Yield: one dozen apples.