Tree Top


Chocolate Apple Crunch


Chocolate Apple Crunch

30 g Tree Top Low Moisture Granules, 4 Mesh

15 g Tree Top Apple Juice Concentrate

15 g Tree Top Apple Flake Powder, 20 Mesh, Sulfured

5 g Tree Top Apple Fiber, 50 Mesh, Non-sulfured

50 g brown rice syrup

30.50 g rolled oat flakes

30 g almonds, roasted, chopped 1/4"

12.20 g raisins or currants

10 g rice crisps with cocoa

10 g wheat flour

10 g rice crisps

5 g peanuts, roasted

5 g canola oil

2.50 g evaporated cane sugar

1.30 g vanilla extract

0.30 g apple flavor

0.23 g sea salt

0.20 g hazelnut extract

Chocolate Dip

120 g milk chocolate

0.06 g stabilizer



Chocolate Apple Crunch:

Blend salt and cane sugar with apple flavor and reserve.

Mix oats, apple chips, almonds, flake powder, raisins, rice crisps, fiber, apricots and flour together and reserve.

Heat brown rice syrup, apple concentrate, oil and vanilla in a steam jacket blender and begin heating. Add reserved sugar and flavor mixture. Heat to 195 F, stirring constantly until sugar completely dissolves.

Fold in reserved oat mixture and mix on low setting until incorporated. Press into parchment-lined tray only until even with no gaps 3/4", not compacted. Cover exposed surfaced with plastic to avoid drying. Rest until reaches room temperature and cut into bars to 2" x 1" and dip in chocolate (recipe follows).

Chocolate Dip:

Melt chocolate in double boiler over simmering (not boiling) water, stirring constantly until melted. Fold in stabilizer and completely incorporate by mixing slowly.

Dip each bar in mixture approximately 3mm up on all four sides and place on drying rack. Let set at room temperature. Package in individual bags and seal.

Yields 20 bars 21 grams each