The crunch of apples and the deliciousness of chocolate come together in these easy candy apple slices!
These candy apple slices are the perfect sweet treat to try your hands at when you’ve got some extra apples, waiting to be put to use. They’re super easy to make, and are a total crowd-pleaser- so you can make them for the kids too.
Tempted enough to give the recipe a shot? Here’s all you need to know about it before you do.
Ingredients For the Recipe
With just four ingredients to name, this is one recipe you can’t go wrong with.
- Melted chocolate
Kitchen Tools Needed
How to Make the Candy Apple Slices
Once you have all your ingredients ready, here’s what you need to do to make the candy apple slices.
Prepare baking paper and leave it aside. Wash the apples and cut them in medium circles.
You can cut out the middle with a small circle mold.
Put the sticks on the bottom of the apple slices and be careful not to break the apple, you need to be gentle.
Melt the chocolate over medium heat or in a microwave.
Dip the apples in the chocolate and cover them with chocolate using a spoon.
Gently shake off the excess and place the apple on the baking paper.
Add sprinkles immediately because the chocolate will harden and they won't stick on the chocolate.
Leave them for a few minutes until the chocolate gets solid and serve it.
Frequently Asked Questions
You definitely can! Chocolate-dipped fruits are great in more ways than one, especially if you are using dark chocolate. You'll be getting all the fruit in a nice sweet coating, and will also be able to enjoy some antioxidant goodness from the chocolate. It’s a win-win.
Strawberries (or practically any other berries), bananas, kiwi, grapes, and peaches are good choices.
While it is best to stick to plain, unflavored melted chocolate for this recipe, you can still add a bit of cashew butter or peanut butter into it before you coat the apple slices with it to enjoy a nice bit of flavor.
You can also use white chocolate instead of milk or dark chocolate if you want to enjoy a bit of subtle flavor, and want to let the flavor of the fruits shine through.
Any crushed or chopped assorted candy (think Snickers, butterfingers, and M&Ms) can be a great topping for these candy apple slices. You could also use other toppings like crushed potato chips, crushed pretzels, mini marshmallows, or crushed nuts like peanuts, almonds, or walnuts.
These will also help bring a bit of texture to your apple slices. That’s not all you can also top the melted chocolate with Oreo crumbs, desiccated coconut, cereal (cinnamon crunch, fruit loops, or anything else you prefer), or sprinkles. And of course, if nothing else works for you, drizzle some melted white chocolate on the top (if you’re coating the apples in milk or dark chocolate) or milk chocolate (if you’re coating them in white chocolate).
You could also drizzle some melted caramel on the hardened chocolate-coated slices, and then top them with some chopped pecans to transform them into a nice fall-friendly sweet treat.
Unlike most other homemade candy and sweet treats, these are meant to be relished and enjoyed on the day that you make them. Even if you refrigerate them for later, they will get weepy and watery, and you won’t be able to have them without the chocolate coating falling apart.
Tips & Tricks to Nail the Recipe
All set and ready to give this easy recipe a shot? Here are some additional tips and tricks you might want to keep in mind.
- Try to use chocolate chips for your melted chocolate mixture. If you’re using compound chocolate, make sure you add a bit of coconut oil to it. This will get your chocolate to have perfect consistency, and will also help it set solid to perfection.
- If you are melting the chocolate in a microwave, remember to get it out and stir it at every 30-second interval. This little step will keep your chocolate from getting burned.
- Remember to pat the apples dry before you dunk them into the chocolate. The chocolate won’t hold onto moist apples and will come off easily even before you serve them.
- When dunking the apple slices in chocolate, make sure you cover every exposed portion of the apple. If you miss out, the apple will start to leak its juices from the area, which is not something you would enjoy.
- You can also cover half of each apple slice in the melted chocolate and let the other half remain plain if that’s what you prefer.
- You could also use caramel melts to get yourself a batch of caramel-coated apple slices.
- When slicing the apples, remember to keep them thick enough, so that when you prop them up on a stick, they don’t end up breaking.
- Make sure you choose fresh apples that are juicy and crunchy. While you could use practically any variety of apples you prefer, ones that have a tart taste like Granny Smith are the best, since they help balance out the sweetness of the chocolate well.
How Do I Serve the Candy Apple Slices?
It is best to allow these chocolate-coated apple slices to harden in the refrigerator or freezer for a few minutes before you serve them. This helps the chocolate get that nice crunchy factor and also chills the apple slices, which can be quite a treat to enjoy.
You can also serve these apple slices with some whipped cream or ice cream.
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- ¾ cup (50g) Melting chocolate
- 1 tablespoon Sprinkles for Garnish
- 1 Apple
- Prepare baking paper and leave it aside. Wash the apples and cut them in medium circles.
- You can cut out the middle with a small circle mold.
- Put the sticks on the bottom of the apple slices and be careful not to break the apple, you need to be gentle.
- Melt the chocolate over medium heat or in a microwave.
- Dip the apples in the chocolate and cover them using a spoon.
- Gently shake to remove the excess and place them over the baking paper.
- Add sprinkles immediately because the chocolate will harden and they won't stick on the chocolate.
- Leave them for a few minutes until the chocolate gets solid and serve it.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 46Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 2mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 1gSugar: 7gProtein: 0g