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Chocolate Turtle Apple Slices {VIDEO}

Chocolate Turtle Apple Slices are thick slices of Fuji apples covered in melted chocolate, drizzled with caramel and topped with nuts.

Chocolate Turtle Apple Slices

Happy Fall y’all! I can’t believe it’s already here. I’m so excited for cooler weather and all the delicious Fall flavors!

That brings me to today’s recipe which is made with one of the best fruits of Fall – APPLES! And what’s better than a candied apple!

Chocolate Turtle Apple Slices

Have you ever had a candy apple but wished there was a little more “candy” in each bite? Problem solved! These candy apples are covered with all of the ingredients in my favorite candy – chocolate turtles.

Click here to watch the video tutorial – How to Make Chocolate Turtle Apple Slices.

Chocolate Turtle Apple Slices

And I love that there are just 5 ingredients in this recipe. Keeping it simple is always the best way to go when possible!

All you will need to make these Chocolate Turtle Apple Slices is 2 large apples, 3 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips, 1 tablespoon coconut oil, 1 cup melted caramels and chopped pecans.

Chocolate Turtle Apple Slices

I chose Fuji apples because they are extra fat and very large. Slice apple into 1/2″ pieces. Microwave chips in a microwave safe bowl for about 2 minutes. Stir in coconut oil and keep stirring until smooth. Cut a little slit in the bottom of each piece of apple and insert a wooden popsicle stick.

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Chocolate Turtle Apple Slices

Dip apple slices into chocolate and place on a parchment lined cookie sheet with raised edges (also called a half-sheet pan).

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Chocolate Turtle Apple Slices

Drizzle with melted caramel.

Chocolate Turtle Apple Slices

Sprinkle with chopped nuts, then refrigerate for about 1 hour.

Chocolate Turtle Apple Slices

They are ready to enjoy! Chocolate Turtle Apple Slices are so delicious and a perfect treat to kick off this Fall season!

Chocolate Turtle Apple Slices

Yield: 10-12 slices

Serving Size: 1 slice


  • 2 very large Fuji apples
  • 3 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips (I used Nestle)
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 cup caramels, melted (I used Kraft caramels)
  • Chopped pecans
  • Popsicle sticks


  1. Slice apples into 1/2" pieces. With a knife make a little slit in the bottom of each apple slice to make it easier to insert a popsicle stick.
  2. Melt chips in the microwave on high for about 2 minutes.* Stir in coconut oil until smooth. Dip apple slices in chocolate and place on parchment lined cookie sheet.
  3. Place caramels in microwave safe bowl and microwave on high for 45-60 seconds.* Do NOT overheat. Stir until smooth. Drizzle melted caramel over chocolate and sprinkle with nuts.
  4. Refrigerate for about 1 hour. Serve and enjoy immediately. Apples are best the first day. Store in refrigerator.
  5. *For best results, follow the chocolate chip package instructions for melting chocolate and same for caramel. Follow the caramel package instructions for melting caramels.
  6. Note: If you're concerned about biting into an apple seed, just remove them before dipping the apple slice in chocolate.

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Chocolate Turtle Apple Slices

Featured on the Southern Plate Meal Plan Monday #85!

92 Responses to Chocolate Turtle Apple Slices {VIDEO}

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  4. I love how you sliced the apples before covering in chocolate so much more to enjoy 🙂

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  8. CC says:

    Does the chocolate have to harden first before you drizzle with caramel?

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  12. Bev says:

    I love this idea and can’t wait to make them for my Bible Study group.

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  14. jess says:

    This is such a creative idea!! great use of apple after all the fall apple picking!

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  16. krysten bercaw says:

    So quick question does the semi sweet chocolate work better than milk chocolate??

  17. Susan says:

    Is it necessary to add the coconut oil to the chocolate or can I omit it?

  18. Sonia says:

    I can’t wait to try these. How long do u think they will last before apple turns brown? I’m wanting to make them and then mail them to a friend.

    • wendy says:

      I was wondering the same thing I wanted to make them for our bake sale. But I am not sure I could do it that morning.

  19. Therese says:

    Can you make ahead and freeze?

    • Camille says:

      Apples don’t freeze well, but since they are covered in chocolate, they will last for a while in the fridge. At least 3-4 days.

  20. Rose says:

    Can I use shortening instead of coconut oil and how much

  21. These look AMAZING! Thanks for sharing at Meal Plan Monday.

  22. Sandy says:

    You can use butter instead of coconut oil.

  23. Lea says:

    I’ve read horror stories about apple pops (using a melon baller to make balls then put them on a stick and dip in chocolate), the chocolate won’t stay put because the apple is wet, since there is no peel. Does this happen with these?

    • I didn’t have this problem when I made them but they are best if eaten within 24 hours of making them. After that, the moisture from the apples will affect the chocolate consistency.

  24. Carolyn M. says:

    This would be awesome for a classroom party as a home room mom!

    • Betsy says:

      That’s what happened to me when I tried to make these. 🙁 it turned into a slippery chocolate caramel mess. Still tasted good, though.

  25. Nora Ramos says:

    Does chocolate n caramel harden to put in wrapping cello bags?

  26. Norma says:

    Does the chocolate crackle when you bite into it? Or does it stay in place

  27. Mary Helen says:

    This did not turn out well for us. The caramel got so hard we were afraid we would break a tooth or pull out a filling. It didn’t take long before the juice from the apples made the whole thing a sticky mess.
    The chocolate on the bottoms stuck to the wax paper. I will not do this again.

    • I’m sorry it didn’t work for you. Some suggestions: use parchment paper instead of wax paper. Also, I used Nestle Tollhouse chocolate chips, then melted them. You have to be careful when putting chocolate in the microwave. If it overheats, it will get weird. Same for caramel. You can’t heat it for too long or it will get too hard.

  28. pamela mader says:

    Can I use butter, margarine or even corn oil instead of the coconut oil?

  29. Josie says:

    What a great idea for my Youth group…

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  32. Vickey says:

    Could you cut out the core and fill with Carmel before dipping in chocolate?

  33. Toni says:

    These look awesome! I can’t wait to try them. All are good comments about the moisture of the apple as with any fruit. I would try to Pat with paper towel till I get the chocolate on. Wish we knew secret to the company of Edible fruit baskets. Anyway my concern was choking on the core in the middle can that somehow be cut away and still maintain stability? You have a fantastic site thank you for your hard work!!

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  35. Cyndi Patterson says:

    These look amazing. Do save time, do you think you could use premade caramel sauce? I just don’t know if it would harden. Thank you!

  36. marie sheldon says:

    Chocolate almond bark would be perfect for this,hardens without refrigeration

  37. Kate says:

    We made your recipe over weekend and it was a huge hit! I featured your recipe in my latest blog post at www.adventuresofkate.com 🙂 Thanks! -Kate

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  40. Lynda says:

    I made this but used an apple corer and treated the wedges the same way. I omitted the popsicle stick and It made smaller servings but still worked very well.

  41. Lisa says:

    Loved these, was a hit with the grandkids! Used sprinkles instead of nuts, turned out great!

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  43. Laurie Siegmund says:

    These were a no go for me. First off…I made a bunch of them and didn’t think about the refrigeration part. I was skeptical about putting chocolate covered fruit in the refrigerator as you can’t do this with Strawberries. Anyway, I did put the apples after dipped on parchment paper but I had to move them to a cookie sheet to refrigerate. Probably the main reason they failed. They was super cute but a sloppy mess on the underside. They were tasty but I couldn’t get beyond the runny apple and I would never serve them. I will take a few to our office but the rest went in the trash.
    Another note, I probably would have used Granny Smith apples. I only got about 5-6 slices from one Fuji apple so the 10-12 slices at 1/2 ” was not accurate for my apples.

    • Hi Laurie, I’m sorry it didn’t work out for you. It’s best not to move the chocolate dipped apples until after the chocolate has hardened. Also, I used very large Fuji apples.

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  45. Malinda says:

    I’m definitely going to try this, but I’m allergic to coconut. What other oil could I use that would work well?

    • You can use vegetable oil instead of coconut oil. That would work just as well. I added the oil to make the consistency of the chocolate more smooth and easier to dip the apples in.

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  47. Tracey says:

    I found this recipe on pinterest, and I think it is a fantastic idea.
    I wanted to make a treat for my co-workers
    This recipe is perfect for 50 or so people
    Without trying to actually make and carry so many apples
    Thankyou. I will let you know hiw they turned out.

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  49. This is kind of like a reverse caramel apple! The more chocolate the better, I love this idea!

  50. Oh you had me at Fuji apples – those are my favorite! These look wonderful. Thanks so much for sharing in the Sips and Sweets Linkup. Hope to see you at the Twitter Party!

  51. Cheryl King says:

    Do you think a very small amount of corn starch sprinkled on apples would help with wetness Issue?

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  55. K says:

    These did not work for me – big mess. The chocolate did not harden on the bottom even though I used parchment paper. The caramel was too hard.

  56. Frances says:

    I would like to use this recipe to make turtles do you think it would work? Pecans then caramel and then the chocolate.

  57. Kelly says:

    I’m loving these apple slices! Such a fun way to eat a caramel apple! Can’t wait to try them!

  58. Rebecca says:

    I was wondering if I can leave them in the refrigerator over night?

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  63. Suby Nishal says:

    Me and my daughter tried ur recipes for a bake sale….It was a great success ……. Thank you for the recipe……http://subyskitchen.com/kids-bake-sale-ideas/

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  66. Tammy says:

    How would you suggest storing them for a vendor booth at a festival? Would you refrigerate them and store in individual bags? Also how long of a life span do you think they will have if made earlier? Thank you

    • They would be best in individual plastic bags and stored in the fridge. But honestly, they are best the first day (as stated in recipe). You can still eat them after a few days, store in the refrigerator but the chocolate starts to come off from the moisture of the apples. Good luck!