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Chocolate-Dipped Apple Rings

These apple treats are a staple in my Christmas goody packages. Sometimes I add an 1/8 teaspoon of cayenne to the cinnamon mixture for a little extra kick. —Laurie Bock, Lynden, Washington
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. Bake: 2 hours 20 min. + standing
  • Makes
    about 6 dozen

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds medium apples
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • 12 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • Assorted sprinkles or small candies

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 225°. Core apples and cut crosswise into 1/8-in. slices. In a shallow bowl, mix sugar and cinnamon. Dip apple slices in sugar mixture to coat both sides; shake off excess. Arrange in a single layer on parchment-lined baking sheets.
  • Bake 1-1/2 hours. Turn; bake 50-60 minutes longer or until apples are dry and slightly shriveled. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
  • In top of a double boiler or a metal bowl over simmering water, melt chocolate; stir until smooth. Dip apple slices in chocolate; allow excess to drip off. Place on parchment or waxed paper; decorate with sprinkles as desired. Let stand until set. Store in airtight containers.
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