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October, 2018 - Issue #169

Keep your Hand Out of the Candy Jar with Gourmet Treat-covered Apple Slices
Lower carbs, less refined sugar, no gluten and lots less guilt - that's what's going to save us from our annual Snickers coma this Halloween. This fast sweet-tooth fix requires little prep; grab some semi-sweet chocolate chips and/or caramels, apples, toppings of your choice and a microwave-safe bowl or double bowler.

The general concept is painfully simple: slice, dip, cover, cool, eat. But here are some pro tips. First, add a tablespoon or two of coconut oil per one cup of chocolate chips to give it that smooth, won't-immediately-harden texture. Next, think outside the Granny Smith box. Sure, they're tart and crisp, but Fujis can be just as tasty, plus they're extra juicy. As for proportions: You'll need about a cup of chocolate chips or wrapped caramels to dip a large apple's worth of slices.

Now to the fun part: toppings. Sprinkles, mini marshmallows, peanuts and crushed cookies will all work in a pickle, but expand your dipping repertoire with options like coarse sea salt, bacon crumbles, macadamia nut pieces, rice cereal, graham cracker "dust," coconut flakes and chopped candied jalapenos.

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