How to Make Chocolate Covered Apple Chickens

These Chocolate-Covered Apple Chickens would be a fun display and dessert on Easter Sunday. They would also be a great party treat for a farm birthday party, Spring or Summer get-together, or any other occasion.

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Chocolate Covered  Apple Chickens – A Cute Farm Birthday Party Treat Idea

If you are looking for fun Easter or Spring Treat ideas then you might like Spring Chocolate Covered Pretzel Bites, Spring Chicks Chocolate Covered Strawberries, and Chocolate Covered Oreo Cookie Easter Chicks

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How Long Will Chocolate Covered Apples Last?

Chocolate-covered apples are best when eaten within a day, but if covered and placed in the refrigerator can last up to 3 days. White chocolate can produce white specks – called a sugar bloom when excess moisture from the refrigerator comes into contact with it. It will not impact the flavor but will somewhat change the coloring of the chocolate.

What Type of Apples are the Best for Dipping in Chocolate?

  • Fuji
  • Honeycrisp
  • Gala
  • Granny Smith
  • Pink Lady

How Should I Prepare Apples for Dipping into Chocolate?

If you have purchased apples at the grocery store, you will need to remove the wax. If you do not the chocolate will slip right off and it will not be a smooth finish.

How Do I Remove Wax from Apples?

There are a couple of ways to remove wax from apples.

  • You can rinse them in hot water and rub them dry with a coarse towel
  • Another way is to boil them for 10 seconds and then dry them with a towel

Are you ready to make these cute Chicken Chocolate Covered Apples? Let’s make sure you have everything you’ll need…

Ingredients

You’ll Need: for 8 medium-sized chicks

  • 8 small  to medium apples – like Macintosh, gala – I tried to find squatty round shapes, not tall and slender
  • Yellow paper straws – I found mine at Michael’s Craft Store in the Easter Section
  • *Another option in place of straws would be lollipop sticks or wooden sticks
  • Yellow Chocolate Melts – Such as Wilton 12 oz. bag
  • Candy Eyes – large ones make the cutest chickens
  • orange – candy melt chips
  • coconut flakes
  • food coloring – brown is preferred, but yellow also works
  • *you’ll most likely have to order brown coloring as that is not a common color

Equipment:

  • Scissors
  • Wooden Dowel to dip the apples with
  • Wax Paper
  • Medium Glass Bowl
making chocolate covered apples

Instructions:

Find complete instructions in the recipe printable below:

  • Before you begin, it is important to remove wax from store-bought apples. Boil water. Dip the apples into the water and turn them around, quickly pull them out and rub them dry with a paper towel to remove the wax.
  • First off…color the coconut with a little bit of the brown or yellow food coloring – (a little goes  a long way) – mix it together with a fork
  • Set coconut aside
  • Set your candy eyes out
  • Using a serrated knife, cut the orange candy melts into triangle pieces – you’ll get about 4-8 triangles from each circle
  • *cut into quarters, and if you can, cut those in half
  • Melt the chocolate in a glass bowl using the microwave method detailed in the recipe printable
  • Set wax paper out for the apples to dry on
  • Remove the stem from the apples
  • Insert a dowel into the apple you are ready to dip

Dipping:

  1. Tilting your bowl to get make a deep section of chocolate, roll each apple in the chocolate, coating it with yellow chocolate
  2. Dip the apple immediately into the coconut, coating the bottom
  3. Set the apples onto the wax paper
  4. Let the chocolate cool off on each one as you repeat the steps above for each remaining apples

Decorating the apples:

  1. Use a toothpick or another utensil to dip into the leftover melted chocolate. You will use this melted chocolate to glue the eyes and orange triangles you cut from the orange candy melts
  2. *notes on the beak in printable below
  3. If you want to use the yellow straws, take the dowels out and replace them with straws

Expert Tips

It is important to remove the wax from your apples before dipping them into chocolate. A wax-covered apple will ruin your cute creation. The chocolate will start dripping down the wax-covered apple. Spend the extra few minutes to remove the wax from your apples. I took a picture to show you the difference. As you can see, the chocolate does not cling and starts to slide off the apple.

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chocolate covered apple chicken party treats

How to Make Chocolate Covered Apple Chickens {Party Treats}

Cute little farmyard chicken apples for Easter, spring, or farmyard parties.  
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Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
drying: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 8 -12 apples
Calories: 228cal
Author: Melissa
Cost: $10

Equipment

  • yellow paper straws or wooden skewers
  • Scissors
  • wooden dowels to dip apples with
  • wax paper
  • medium glass bowl

Ingredients

  • 8 small apples – like Macintosh or gala – I tried to find squatty round shapes, not tall and slender
  • 1 12 oz. Chocolate Melts yellow
  • 16 candy eyes Candy Eyes – large ones make the cutest chickens
  • 4 candy melt chips – orange
  • 2 cups coconut flakes
  • 3 drops food coloring – brown is preferred but yellow also works *you'll most likely have to order brown coloring as that is not a common color

Instructions

  •  *wax should be removed from apples before dipping into the chocolate. Refer to the notes below
  • color the coconut with a little bit of the brown or yellow food coloring – (a little goes  a long way) – mix it together with a fork
  • Set coconut aside
  • Set your candy eyes out
  • Using a serrated knife, cut the orange candy melts into pie-shaped pieces – you’ll get about 4-6 triangles from each circle
  • *cut into quarters and if you can, cut those in half
  • Melt the chocolate in a glass bowl using the microwave method detailed in the recipe printable
  • Set wax paper out for the apples to dry on
  • Remove the stem from the apples
  • Insert a dowel into the apple you are ready to dip

Dipping:

  • Tilting your bowl to get make a deep section of chocolate, roll each apple in the chocolate, coating it with yellow chocolate
  • Dip the apple immediately into the coconut, coating the bottom
  • Set the apples onto the wax paper
  • Let the chocolate cool off on each one as you repeat the steps above for each remaining apples

Decorating the apples:

  • Use a toothpick or another utensil to dip into the leftover melted chocolate. You will use this melted chocolate to glue the eyes and orange triangles you cut from the orange candy melts
  • *NOW – in order to get the cutest beaks, I learned that the curved part of the orange chocolate melt (the top) should face the apple with the flat (bottom) of the orange beak facing out
  • If you want to use the yellow straws, take the dowels out and replace them with straws

Notes

*Best if eaten within the day

How Do I Remove Wax from Apples?

There are a couple of ways to remove wax from apples.
  • You can rinse them in hot water that is hot enough to melt the wax and rub them dry with a coarse towel
  • Another way is to boil them for 10 seconds and then dry them with a towel
Nutrition facts are only an estimate 

Nutrition

Calories: 228cal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 0.03mg | Sodium: 10mg | Potassium: 275mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 80IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 1mg
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