Every year at our family get-together in the spring we hold a family Iron Chef competition. The secret ingredient is published a few weeks before the event and we all bring our finished dishes and act as judges.
This year’s secret ingredient was apples.
At first I was bummed – no chocolate.
But them my creativity kicked in and we came up with two great chocolate and apple dishes.
One was a basic brownie recipe that I substituted applesauce for half of the oil. (Thanks for the hint, Connie!) It turned out great and nobody believed it had apples in it! (Subterfuge is an art in cooking!)
The second dish was Chocolate Peanut Butter Fondue – with apples to dip in of course!
Chocolate Peanut Butter Fondue
1 package peanut butter chips
1 package chocolate chips (semi-sweet or milk chocolate)
1/4 cup evaporated milk or half and half
1 tablespoon butter
Place in a fondue pot (or use a 1 quart crock pot) and serve with an assortment of dippers – such as sliced fruit (apples are very good!), marshmallows, pretzels, or pound cake.
This was a very popular entry – I saw people pouring the fondue over other entries and even eating it by the spoonfuls!
Chocolate and apples go so well together – happy sigh – but then chocolate looks good on everything!