Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Apples

Got a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle fan in the house?  Try these Ninja Turtle Apples for a party favor.

I am working on a post full of ideas for one of Creative Kid Snacks’ Facebook fans, Amber.  She asked me for some ideas on a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles birthday party.
I have a bunch of ideas to share for this upcoming party, but I couldn’t wait to share this one with all of you!  I remember watching the Ninja Turtles when I was growing up; and they have come back and have become quite popular on Nickelodeon.
What we are making today are a healthy version of caramel apples.  Green apples piped with white and dark chocolate, chilled, then enjoyed.

Creating Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Apples

Start by melting approximately 1/2 cup of white chocolate chips.  (This will be for only the whites of the eyes, more white chips will be melted later to create the colored chocolate).  I added a 1/2 teaspoon of vegetable oil just to make sure the resulting consistency would be smooth enough to pipe onto the apples.  Melt the chocolate by microwaving it for one minute, stirring at 20 second intervals.  Total melt time for this amount of chocolate will be between 45 seconds and 1 minute.
Once the white chocolate is ready, spoon into a piping bag or a plastic zip bag with a tiny corner snipped off and pipe little ovals onto each apple.  Chill in the refrigerator for 10-15 minutes.
Next, microwave 1 1/2 – 2 cups of white chocolate chips, depending on how many apples you want to make.  Add 1-2 teaspoons of vegetable oil.  Microwave for approximately one minute, stirring at 20 second intervals.
Divide the melted chocolate into 4 small bowls (or as many bowls as you want colors of headbands).  To make it easier on yourself you could choose one turtle to make and color all of the chocolate that color.
Add food coloring to the chocolate.  I use the Wilton gel food coloring.  The colors are very true.  Again, make as few or as many colors as you like, depending upon how ambitious you are.
Once your colored chocolate is ready, spoon it into a piping bag (I suggest a simple zip bag with a tiny corner sliced off if you are making all four colors, because washing out a piping bag and attachment between every color will be a lot of work).
Pipe around the whites of the eyes you’ve already created.  You will make a figure eight around them.  Then, continue the color around to the back of the head.  Connect your circle, then add a tie and two hanging sections.  It may help to put the apple down and pick up again to get a better position for your piping hand.
Once all of your masks are finished, chill again in the fridge until hardened.
Lastly, melt 1/2 – 1 cup dark chocolate chips, (depending on how many turtles you are making).  In my experience, adding oil is not necessary because dark chocolate chips seems to melt into a smoother consistency than white chocolate chips.  Again, melt for approximately 1 minute, stirring at 20 second intervals.

TIP:  Melt chocolate in a glass bowl as opposed to ceramic.  Use a wooden spoon or plastic spatula as opposed to a metal spoon.  The ceramic and metal conduct more heat, which ends up cooking the chocolate more than it should be, and could result in clumpy, useless chocolate.

Place your melted dark chocolate into a piping bag of your choice, and make eyes and mouths for each turtle.  When I looked up the turtles, I saw the mouth that looked like an elongated figure eight as shown in the photo below.
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I drew a mix of regular smiles and those elongated figure eight expressions on the turtles.  They came out pretty cute, I thought.  By the way, the orange melted chocolate on Michelangelo is the result of me accidentally adding too much oil to the white chocolate before I melted it.  If you add too much oil, that is what will happen.  I left him in there to show you, so that you make sure to get it right!
Lastly, insert your popsicle sticks to make them look like a caramel apple.
How fun is this serve at your theme party?  Mostly apple, not too much sweet, and the perfect little extra for the party!  You could even wrap these in cellophane and send them home as favors!
Cowabunga, dude!
(sharing HERE)
Tip Junkie
Do YOU have a kids birthday party coming up soon?  Would you like some creative kid snack ideas for your party?  Please let us know on Facebook!  I’d love to help you come up with some unique foods to serve!  Tell me the theme, and let’s get creative together!

 

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      • says

        Go with the Honda. I’m 6’0 200lbs and I learned on an 06 CBR600RR and it was pcefret for me. 250s are a waste of time in my opinion. 4+ years of riding a 600 and I already want a 1000, I can only imagine how fast the 250 would get old. Just respect the bike and don’t try to be a stunt riding jackass and a 600 is a great place to start.

      • says

        Getting the 250 would be the much wiser choice. A Ninja 250 has more than egnuoh power; it will do 110 mph. Don’t get a bike with way more power than you have the experience and skill to even use, IMO. No offense. I’ve been riding for four years+ and I only felt like I could really use a six hundred after like three years of riding much slower bikes.

  1. says

    Awesome! Hopped over from Kids Co-Op and have been obsessively looking through all your recipes. I’m a new follower who wants my son to wake up so we can go grocery shopping to make some of these!

  2. says

    This is such a great idea! Cute and easy!

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      • says

        I would choose soinmhteg smaller than a 600 for a first bike. 250 is great for beginners. Not to quick, not too slow. Then after you get the idea of riding down and your sure you wanna get a 600 then you should. I just dont recommend a 600 for beginners. Although, that Kawasaki 500r might be good for beginners too. I would choose a Ninja 250r or a 500r. (: Good luck with riding!

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