This will keep your kids busy while you prepare for Yom Tov, and provide something they will be proud to put on the table at the end of the meal.
Here is what you’ll need:
1 plastic decorative vase
Piece of styrofoam to fit inside the vase
Apples, cut into 6-8 wedges per apple
2 cups water
1 tsp salt
Semi-sweet chocolate chips
White chocolate chips
Toppings of choice; such as different colored sprinkles, crusted pretzels, dried coconut etc.
Cut the styrofoam if needed to fit into the vase. Place the apple wedges into the two cups of water and mix in the salt. Let it sit 5-10 minutes. This helps prevent the apples from turning brown. Remove, rinse with water and pat dry with a towel. Push one lollipop stick into each apple wedge, just enough so that it doesn’t break through the apple. Melt the chocolates (separately) over a double boiler or in a microwave for 30 second intervals till fully melted. Place the toppings into small bowls and show your children how to first dip into the chocolate of choice and then into the toppings. Once done, push the decorated apples into the Styrofoam to create a beautiful dessert centerpiece. Cover the apples loosely with a plastic bag and store the vase in the fridge.
Note: For easy clean up, have this done over a piece of parchment paper or plastic tablecloth.