Chocolate Turtle Apples Recipe [Video]
Chocolate Turtle Apples are made with sliced fresh apples, dipped in melted chocolate, drizzled with caramel sauce and topped with pecans. This is the ultimate treat to enjoy during the fall season!
I love the fall season, as there are plenty of fruits available. Some of my favorite recipes to make during this time of the year are Oreo Turkey Cookies, Cranberry Apple Salad, and Peach Pork Chops.
Chocolate Caramel Turtle Apples
These festive and delicious Chocolate Turtle Apples are one of the best treats you can make for Halloween. Also, this recipe is very easy to make, and kids will love the project as well.
It is a great alternative sweet snack, and it can be stored for days to come. I made them with my son, and he had so much fun decorating them!
This dessert can be made with different types of apples. However, I prefer to use Granny Smith or Fuji as they hold up the texture nicely. In addition, they do not end up being mushy at all.
I love that they have the right balance, and are not overly sweet. Also, you can decorate them pretty much as you want. They are the perfect treat for Halloween or even Thanksgiving. Give them a try, and you will see why kids and adults love them so much!
How to make Chocolate Turtle Apples?
You will need the following ingredients:
- large green apples
- semi-sweet chopped chocolate or chocolate chips
- coconut oil
- melted caramels
- halved pecans
- popsicle stick, or any wooden small sticks
This recipe requires just a few easy steps. Once you have all the ingredients ready, follow the steps below. Also, feel free to watch the short video attached.
- Prepare the apples, by first washing them, then slicing into about 1/2-1/3 inch thick. Then, insert the popsicle stick in each slice.
- Dip apple slices in the melted chocolate mixture, and line them in a medium baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Drizzle with melted caramels, and then sprinkle with chopped pecans.
- Lastly, place in the refrigerator for about 10-15 minutes for the caramel and chocolate to harden. Serve!
What types of apples are best to use?
This recipe works with any type of apples. However, I usually go with a firmer type, as they hold their texture best. Therefore, I recommend using Fuji or Granny Smith. Ensure to cut the slices into even sizes.
Chocolate Turtle Apples Recipe Variations:
This recipe is easily adjustable and can be decorated or topped with pretty much your favorite ingredients. Some of my favorite toppings are:
- Dried fruits, such as dried cranberries, pineapples, etc.
- Candy Canes
Can I make Chocolate Caramel Turtle Apples in advance?
Absolutely! This is one of those treats that can easily be made ahead. It stores well and can be enjoyed for days to come. Simply, store them in the fridge for up to 5 days. Also, they can be kept on the counter for up to 2 days. Assuming it is not to warm in the room so that the chocolate does not melt!
- Sharp knife – You want to go with a good-quality and sharp knife to slice them nicely
- Caramel – I like using the Kraft brand, as is affordable and works great here
- Popsicle sticks – These are great, and they come in a bunch of 400, so you have plenty to play with!
- I love slicing the fruits when making this recipe. However, you could also go with whole apples.
- Also, feel free to use other fruits and follow the same steps described in the recipe card below. For example, pears, quince.
- If you like darker chocolate, then feel free to substitute it with a semi-sweet version.
Chocolate Turtle Apples are made with sliced fresh apples, dipped in melted chocolate, drizzled with caramel sauce and topped with pecans.
- 3 green apples like Granny Smith
- 3 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chopped or chocolate chips
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- 1 cup caramels melted, like Kraft caramels
- 1/2 cup halved pecans
Slice apples into 1/2" pieces.
Make a small slit in the bottom of each apple slice and insert a popsicle stick into each apple slice. Set aside.
Add chocolate to a medium bowl, and microwave on high for about 1 minute, stir and microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring, until melted.
Stir in coconut oil until smooth.
Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
Dip each apple slice in chocolate and place onto the prepared cookie sheet. Refrigerate for 10 minutes for the chocolate to harden.
Place caramels into a medium microwave-safe bowl and microwave on high for 45-60 seconds., careful to NOT overheat. Stir until smooth.
Drizzle melted caramel over chocolate and sprinkle with nuts.
Serve as is or refrigerate until the caramel will harden 30-60 minutes.