One of my absolute favorite things about the fall is apple season. I don’t love warm apples, but I do love a good fresh apple cider, apple cider donuts, and of course, candy apples. This is the first year that my son is really old enough to appreciate all of the fun that fall brings and we started his crash course in fall fun this week by making these rainbow and double chocolate covered apples and apple bites.
Dipping apples in Pebbles Cereal is my son’s new favorite thing. And even though he’s a sworn chocolate hater, he likes the white chocolate, or white yummies as we’ve started calling it. I’m with him — the white chocolate with the crispy and sweet Fruity Pebbles is deserving of the name white yummies. Pebbles Cereal is just perfect with the chocolate because the cereal actually stays nice and crunchy, adding a perfect contrast to the smooth chocolate. And they’re rainbow colored and chocolate, two things most kids love!
Before our dipping extravaganza, I melted milk and white chocolate in the microwave and put them in shallow bowls for dipping. I skipped the caramel because I’m personally not the biggest fan of caramel apples; the caramel always ends up stuck in my teeth. But if you like caramel, caramel would be fantastic dipped in Cocoa Pebbles Cereal! And for the apples, I used small whole gala apples and little apple bites that I dug out with a melon baller.
The little apple bites are perfect for dipping with the little guys. And they’re the perfect bite-sized snack when you want a chocolate apple but don’t want to cut open an entire thing. Pretty sure I was popping little bites of rainbow goodness all afternoon.
If you’ve never made chocolate covered apples before, it’s an easy as melting the chocolate, dipping the apples (on sticks) into the chocolate, and rolling in your topping of choice. Then set on a piece of wax or parchment paper until the chocolate hardens.
It’s easy enough that even my 3-year-old figured it out without any help from me. But in case you still need help, here’s a fun little video to show you how easy it really is. And why doing anything with a toddler, even dipping apple bites, is 100% more entertaining.
My only tip is to pat the cereal on to the chocolate lightly when you’re adding the cereal layer. Chocolate isn’t quite as sticky as caramel, so you need to kind of pat it down to get that fully covered look you’re going for. My favorite combination by far was the double chocolate – milk chocolate with Cocoa Pebbles, but the white chocolate with Fruity Pebbles came in a close second. And it’s way prettier.
Rainbow and Double Chocolate Covered Apples
- Fruity Pebbles Cereal
- Cocoa Pebbles Cereal
- Milk chocolate chips
- White chocolate chips
- Small gala apples
- Wax or parchment paper.
- Sucker/Lollipop Sticks
Melt milk chocolate chips in microwave bowl on high for 1 minute. Stir then microwave for another minute for 20-30 seconds if necessary.
Repeat with white chocolate chips.
While chocolate is melting, use a melon baller to cut out small apple bites.
Poke lollipop sticks directly into center of whole apples and toothpicks into apple bites.
Dip apple or apple bite into melted chocolate, swirling around to completely cover.
Immediately place into Fruity or Cocoa Pebbles Cereal and roll around to lightly coat. Using your hands, add additional cereal on top if desired. Press cereal into chocolate lightly with your hands.
Place covered apple or apple bite on wax or parchment paper and allow to set until chocolate hardens.
I purposely did not include measurements for this recipe. The measurements are completely dependent on how many apples you are going to make and how coated in cereal you are planning to make the chocolate. I'd recommend using one full bag of chocolate chips for 8-10 small apples, cutting 1-2 of those apples at least into bites. And I always recommend having a full box of Fruity Pebbles and Cocoa Pebbles because I promise someone will be snacking on them throughout the dipping!