apple & creamy chocolate dip

September 2, 2013 § Leave a comment

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The last month was a whirl wind. We have been away every weekend in August. My little brother bought a house. We spent the weekend half helping him move and half stuck in traffic trying to get to his new home to help him move. We continued our wedding planning with more visits to Vermont which entailed appointments, tastings and a bit of landscaping too. Plus add in there a quick trip down to Bristol, Rhode Island for a little sisterly bonding and one up to York, Maine for another friend’s wedding and you’ve summed up our month of August.

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I love August for this reason: it’s the last real month of Summer where the hustle and bustle almost increases. Everyone is trying to enjoy that last bit of Summer sunshine and each day is packed with more things to do than the last. It can however be a wee bit exhausting. And when the first of the month hit yesterday, I was so happy to be home. The alarm was set for 9 a.m. and we were still snuggled up in bed with coffee at 10 a.m. I have a love/hate relationship when the season’s change. I adore Fall but am always sad to leave the heat and sunshine behind.

I don’t know if I am sorry or not to say that I made this recipe half a dozen times this past month as both lunch and dinner. It is a delicious treat and one that doesn’t take any thinking at all. This recipe was taught to me by my mother, probably ten or so years back she put this snack out for the Superbowl. There amongst the chicken wings and nachos were freshly cut apples with chocolately yogurt on the side. It was not only our dessert for the night but it was the only thing on our coffee table that didn’t scream grease. I think I tried it then and liked it but still stuffed myself silly with chips and cheese. But I am so thankful for this simple treat she brought to the table, it has been made at mine so many times since.

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This recipe can be a wonderful snack for multiple people or a fast lunch for one.

Serves 1 as a meal, 2 to 3 as a snack
Inspired by my mother

1 apple, sliced thinly (Use green if you like less sweet things and use pink ladies if you want more sweetness)
2/3 cup plain Greek yogurt
2 tablespoons of hot fudge

In a small bowl, warm hot fudge just until melted but not too warm. Let cool for a minute and stir in the greek yogurt.

Place the apple slices on a small plate and serve immediately. Enjoy by dipping each apple into the chocolate yogurt.

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