Chocolate Dunked Sweet & Salty Apples

I’ve never really been one to do anything by the book. I kinda march along through life to the beat of my very own drummer and that suits me just fine. Makes life more interesting ya know?

I wear my watch on my right wrist and I’m right handed.

I (kinda) type with my left middle finger and right pointing one.

Back in High School I wore Bermuda shorts (mostly plaid and patchwork) every single day my Junior and Senior year. Don’t ask me why. I liked them. Perhaps it was to show off my always tanned legs from the < gasp > suntan booth. Perhaps it was in rebellion to not being allowed to ride the brand new, shiny bright red moped past the end of my driveway. I’m serious. Do you know how hard it is to look cool while riding up and down your driveway 150 times a day? That’s a lot of time spent to end up nowhere. And just imagine how cold that was in the dead of winter wearing Bermudas.

So the other day as I exclaimed “that really frosts my Frito” and the people that I was conversing with laughed and said, “what did you say?” I was again reminded of my uniqueness.

But it got me to thinking.

Thinking of how much I LOVE sweet and salty…. Fritos® and frosting…and chocolate and apples…

I know, I’ll make chocolate dipped apples with Fritos and how about pretzels?… and of course sprinkles!

See how my mind works? Me either. But I did make some fabulous chocolate covered apples embellished with Fritos, pretzels and sprinkles.

Do you like sweet & salty? Well then my friend, come along with me!

First you’ll want some darling little washed apples. I used Gala but you can use whatever kind of apple you like.

These are the ingredients for the chocolate dipping glaze, semi-sweet chocolate chips, light corn syrup, water, & butter. Oh and wooden skewers. I like to use these fabulous long skewers, they add interest and fun and once again you can see that I’m marching right along to my own beat.

Of course you’ll need pretzels & Fritos.

And some darling sprinkles!

I thought that these sprinkles looked very festive for Halloween don’t you?

Next push the skewers into the center of the apples (sharp side first).

Heck, I could just eat them like this! NAH! What am I nuts? It’s the sweet & salty that I’m waiting for!

So, now it’s time to make the chocolate glaze. I use this glaze for everything! I’m not sure where I got this recipe but I’ve used it for decades and it’s so simple! You don’t even need a double boiler.

Just combine the butter, light corn syrup, and water over medium heat and stir until it just begins to boil.

Then remove from heat and add the chocolate chips and continue stirring,

until your glaze looks like this.

Isn’t that gorgeous? And see? It couldn’t be easier!

Now you’ll want to grab an already skewered apple by the stick and dip it into the chocolate glaze. Roll the apple around until it has a nice thick coating all over it.

Then while the apple is still wet, place the apple into your embellishments.

I just crunched the Fritos up in a baggie before dumping them onto a plate. After embellishing, place the apples on a wax paper lined cookie sheet.

Now repeat the same process with all of the apples and yummy toppings.

Some crunchy salty pretzels.

Some sweet and crunchy sprinkles.

Put the apples into the fridge for 20-30 minutes to let the chocolate set.

Just look how fun and festive these little darlings turned out.

Sometimes marching to a different beat pays off!

And in this case, I’d say that it definitely did!

Hope you enjoy!


Here’s the recipe:

Chocolate Dunked Sweet & Salty Apples

(Serves 6)

What you’ll need:

6 washed small-medium apples
6 wooden skewers
1 cup smashed Fritos
1 cup smashed pretzels
1 cup sprinkles

Ingredients for the Chocolate Glaze:

3 tablespoons butter
3 tablespoons light corn syrup
3 tablespoon water
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Here’s what you’ll do:

Place a skewer into the top/center of each apple.

Sprinkle your smashed Fritos, pretzels and sprinkles onto separate small plates.

In a small saucepan over medium heat combine the butter, light corn syrup and water and stir until the mixture just comes to a boil. Remove from heat and add chocolate chips, stir until chips are melted and glaze is shiny.

Grab an apple by the skewer and dip each apple into the chocolate glaze and roll until covered in chocolate. Immediately dip apple into  a chosen topping until the bottom half of the apple is covered.

Place apple onto a wax paper covered baking sheet. Repeat until each apple is covered and embellished.

Chill in fridge for 20-30 minutes until chocolate is set.


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  1. Posted October 27, 2010 at 1:41 pm | Permalink

    These look great!!! Love the picture of the one being dipped in the vibrant yellow and orange sprinkles!

  2. Posted October 27, 2010 at 2:02 pm | Permalink

    Wendy, you are too cute. I like how your mind works! Do you watch Mad Men? I am picturing the episode this season where Peggy was riding her moped in circles round and round on a studio set.

    These look fabulous and I can’t wait to try your easy chocolate glaze.

  3. Posted October 27, 2010 at 2:11 pm | Permalink

    I love these Wendy! And Fritos? Who would have thought? These look delicious! Maybe I should come to your house for Halloween if your giving these out. :)

  4. Posted October 27, 2010 at 3:29 pm | Permalink

    Oh Wendy, these are so cute! Frito Jets, that’s where it’s at.

  5. Posted October 27, 2010 at 4:12 pm | Permalink

    Without getting too TMI, I have to say that this sweet/salty post could not have come at a better time this month.

  6. Posted October 27, 2010 at 6:56 pm | Permalink

    FRITOS!!! Oh my gosh….that is fabulous!

  7. Posted October 27, 2010 at 7:22 pm | Permalink

    The fritos make total and complete sense. Seriously brilliant.

  8. Posted October 27, 2010 at 8:41 pm | Permalink

    Oh. My. Goodness. Those look amazing! I might just have to give those a try this weekend.

  9. Posted October 27, 2010 at 9:11 pm | Permalink


  10. Posted October 27, 2010 at 9:45 pm | Permalink

    ANd lovely too!
    I know these were good!
    Love the fritos!
    Oh yeah!

  11. Posted October 27, 2010 at 9:57 pm | Permalink

    YUM!! M2 is going to hog the Frito one when I make these :)

  12. Posted October 28, 2010 at 1:46 pm | Permalink

    Okay, the Frito and chocolate combination definitely has me intrigued!

  13. Posted October 28, 2010 at 2:16 pm | Permalink

    You are a hoot, my friend….and these apples look amazing!

  14. Posted October 30, 2010 at 8:00 am | Permalink

    Wendy these sound and LOOK Amazing!! LOVE the frito idea!!

  15. Posted November 2, 2010 at 11:02 pm | Permalink

    Yum – seriously? Yum!!!

  16. Posted November 4, 2010 at 4:52 pm | Permalink

    Yum! A favorite of mine is caramel, then chocolate dipped apples – yummy!

  17. Posted November 5, 2010 at 11:59 am | Permalink

    These apples look Irresistible!! Thank you for sharing:)

  18. Vonda
    Posted December 16, 2011 at 2:22 pm | Permalink

    I love making these for my children to give to their teachers and dance instructors. They make the perfect gift and are SOOO Delicious!! I also buy Apple Boxes from Box and Wrap. I let my kids decorate the boxes which gives it an extra special touch.

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