Chocolate Turtle Apple Slices
Thick apple slices with a popsicle stick, dipped in chocolate then drizzled with caramel and topped with pecans.
Servings 12 slices
- 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
- 1/2 cup Chopped pecans
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.
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. (If the apples are extra juicy, pat down with a paper towel before dipping.) Dip apple slices in chocolate and place on parchment lined cookie sheet. (I used a 13"x18" half sheet pan.)
Place caramels in microwave safe bowl and microwave on high for 30-60 seconds.* (Note: Microwave power varies.) Do NOT overheat. I recommend heating at 20 second intervals. For best results, use package instructions for heating the caramels. Stir until smooth. Drizzle melted caramel over chocolate and sprinkle with nuts.
Refrigerate for about 1 hour. Serve and enjoy immediately. Apples are best the first day. Store in refrigerator.
*For best results, follow the chocolate chip package instructions for melting chocolate and same for caramel. Follow the caramel package instructions for melting caramels.
Note: If you're concerned about biting into an apple seed, just remove them before dipping the apple slice in chocolate.
Serving: 1g | Calories: 437kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 54mg | Potassium: 391mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 36g | Vitamin A: 51IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 65mg | Iron: 3mg