How To Make Chocolate Poison Apples For Halloween, Vegan
A Grimm Reimagining of Snow White– by Sunnyside Hanne
Snow flakes floated through the blue twilight and formed pale feathered drifts on the ebony windowsill. Our young queen distracted from her sewing pricked her fingertip and watched as three deep red drops of blood fell and bloomed upon the white snow. She caressed her burgeoning belly and whispered;
“Oh if only I have a baby girl as white as snow, as red as blood, and as black as ebony; then I will ask for no more in life”
And She did receive her hearts desire but she died in the trying and her little girl of ebony and crimson and ivory was born alone and grew without her mother’s love in the cold stone castle. She ran the long hallways on velvet toed slipper searching for joy. But the grim and grieving adults that surrounded her ignored her plaintive attempts at play and shushed her trilling songs.
One day her new Mother arrived in the castle, knelt to Snow White’s eye level, brushed back her hood, caressed Snow’s baby-soft cheeks and whispered;
“You are such a pretty one.”
Yet her kind words and soft caresses made Snow White’s blood run cold. She was no “mother” at all.
These chocolate dipped apples will round out your Halloween spread.
- 4 red apples
- 10-16 ounces dark chocolate, depending on the size of your apples.
- 4 sticks, I used broken off branches from my apple trees
Thoroughly wash and dry your apples. In a metal or glass bowl set over a barely simmering pan melt your chocolate. Alternately melt your chocolate in the microwave on low power for 2-3 minutes, checking every 30 seconds or so.
Pour your melted chocolate into a bowl just narrow enough so the you can fit your apples in. A pyrex measuring cup works great. Push your sticks firmly into the stem end of the apples.
Prepare a sheet pan by lining it with parchment paper. Dip your first apple into the melted chocolate and slowly swirl it to coat. Repeat with remaining apples and place on parchment until cool and hard.