Pamela's Heavenly Treats recently and appreciated that she shared her blog with me for the day. I sent these to my mom for her birthday. The idea is not a new one—check here for Bakerella’s apple cake pops and I am sure you’ll find others online—but the thought that this is easy enough to make in your own kitchen is worth the reminder.
Start with cake or brownies, crumble them to pieces and add icing to the mix. (For full instructions check out Bakerella’s basic cake pop.) She is the queen of cake pops so there is no need to repeat what she has explained very nicely already.
Form your “dough” into round balls, squishing the ends slightly to make an apple shape then freeze them for 20-30 minutes.
In the mean time, pipe green leaves onto wax paper. Or you could find green candies that could make your apple leaves. Have pretzel sticks handy to use for stems.
Melt your chocolate in the microwave or on the stove top with a double boiler. Coat the apple cake balls in the chocolate then place them on parchment paper or wax paper. Insert a pretzel piece for a stem and gently lay the green leaf on the cake ball BEFORE the chocolate sets.
And there you have it—apple cake balls! These would be sweet for a classroom treat, a fall birthday party, teacher appreciation week or just for a plain old Tuesday!