Chocolate Turtle Apple Slices

Chocolate Turtle Apple Slices

Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 12 slices
Calories 352 kcal
Author Lise Ode

Ingredients

  • 2 very large Fuji apples
  • 3 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips (I used Nestle)
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil (I used refined coconut oil so it doesn't taste like coconut.)
  • 1 cup caramels, melted (I used Kraft caramels)
  • Chopped pecans

Instructions

  1. Slice apples into 1/2" pieces. (It's really important to have a good quality chef's knife. I love Wusthof.) With a knife make a little slit in the bottom of each apple slice to make it easier to insert a popsicle stick. Insert a popsicle stick into each piece of apple. Set aside.

  2. In a medium bowl, melt chocolate chips in the microwave on high for about 2 minutes (in 30 second intervals, don't overheat because the chocolate will burn).* Stir in coconut oil until smooth. Dip apple slices in chocolate and place on parchment lined cookie sheet. (I used a 13"x18" half sheet pan.)

  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.
Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Turtle Apple Slices
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 352 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Fat 22g34%
Saturated Fat 13g81%
Cholesterol 4mg1%
Sodium 20mg1%
Potassium 343mg10%
Carbohydrates 36g12%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 26g29%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 43IU1%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 43mg4%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.