10 to 12 wooden skewers
10 to 12 medium apples, stems removed
2 cups (12-ounce package) Peanut Butter Chips
2/3 cup Cocoa
2/3 cup confectioners’ sugar
1/2 cup vegetable oil
Chopped peanuts or ﬂaked coconut (optional)
Insert wooden skewer into each washed and thoroughly dried apple. In top of double boiler over hot, not boiling, water combine peanut butter chips, cocoa, confectioners’ sugar and oil; stir constantly until chips are melted and mixture is smooth. Remove from heat. Dip apples in mixture; twirl to remove excess coating. ( If coating becomes too thick, return to low heat or add additional oil, 1 teaspoon at a time.) Roll lower half of coated apple in peanuts or coconut, if desired. Allow to cool on wax paper-covered tray. Chill, if desired.