Wormy Apples

For a Halloween treat, stuff apples with granola and chocolate chips before baking. Before serving, top with a Gummy Worm. Idared, Cortland or Northern Spy are good choices for baked apples because they hold their shape. Baking time will vary with different types of apples.

Serves: 6
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Bake Time: 40 minutes

6 Ontario Baking Apples, Idared, Cortland or Northern Spy
1/2 cup (125 mL) granola
1/4 cup (50 mL) chocolate chips
1/4 tsp (1 mL) cinnamon
2 tbsp (25 mL) butter
1 cup (250 mL) apple juice
6 Gummy Worms

Cooking Instructions:
Remove cores from apples, leaving bottoms intact. Combine granola, chocolate chips and cinnamon. Cut butter into small pieces and work into mixture with fingers until combined; stuff into apples. Place in baking dish just large enough to hold apples; pour in apple juice. Bake, uncovered, in 350 F (180 C) oven until apples are tender when pierced, 35 to 45 minutes. Let cool about 10 minutes.

Tuck one end of each Gummy Worm into filling in each apple, leaving most of the worm dangling out. Serve warm.