These dark chocolate covered apple slices are such a fun (and delicious) dessert or snack that kids will LOVE making. Perfect for a halloween treat and there are so many different ways that you can decorate these candy apple slices.
Candy apples (or toffee apples) are really popular when it turns to autumn, but we are a fan of the chocolate apple ourselves. But, they are so hard to eat, especially for little mouths, which is why we prefer these chocolate apple slices instead.
Apple slices on a stick dipped into melted dark chocolate and covered in sprinkles. So easy to make.
If you are looking for some other ways to use apples, they why not try our Apple Pie Smoothie, Apple Turnovers or Cinnamon Stewed Apples?
Why you will love them
- Easy to hold - Big whole chocolate/candy apples are hard to hold, especially for little hands. These slices are lighter and easier to hold and eat.
- Kids love them - Not only will kids love eating these, but they will love making them too. Easy for kids to get involved with the dipping and then adding all their own topping. It's very messy fun.
- Customisable - There are so many options when it comes to toppings of these chocolate apples and we have shared all our favourite ones below.
- Halloween treat - You can make these chocolate dipped apples any time of year, but we love these for Halloween. Get some orange and green sprinkles to make them extra spooky. They are great for birthday parties too.
Ingredients and substitutions
- Apples - Whilst you could use any apples, we think the type of apples you use are important. You need a firm apple that can hold all the chocolate and the toppings. We like to use Honeycrisp, Gala or Granny Smith apples. Make sure to remove the apple seeds before dipping them in chocolate.
- Chocolate - We used a good quality dark chocolate. You could use milk or white chocolate if you prefer, but the quality is always important.
- Coconut Oil - This helps to thin the melted chocolate out a little, but it is optional.
- Decorations - There are so many options for this and we have shared all our favourite ones below.
A full ingredients list with measurements is in the recipe card below.
How to make chocolate covered apple slices - Step by step
One: Slice the apples into slices about 1cm/0.5inch thick.
Two: Add the chocolate and coconut oil to a microwavable bowl. Microwave until everything has melted. Heat in 30 second bursts so that the chocolate doesn't burn.
Three: Make a small incision in each slice of apple and carefully push one of the sticks into each slice. Coat each apple in chocolate and place on a lined tray.
Four: Decorate with different sprinkled, sweets, nuts and biscuits.
The great thing about these chocolate dipped apples is that there are so many different ways to top them. Sprinkles, nuts, marshmallows and so much more. Here are some of our favourite toppings:
- Nuts - Peanuts, pecans and cashews would well. Crush them up so they are easy to sprinkle.
- Sprinkles - These are always a favourite with kids, so raid your baking cupboard and throw on as many sprinkles as you can find. We like shaped ones like stars.
- Biscuits - These add some nice extra crunch. We like Oreos, Lotus (Biscoff) and chocolate chip cookies.
- Seeds - If you have nut allergies in the family, then these are a good alternative. We like pumpkin, sunflower or chia seeds.
- Caramel - If you want a bit of that toffee apple flavour, then add a drizzle of caramel. This goes well with the pecans.
- Nut butter - Peanut butter and chocolate is an amazing flavour combination.
- Chocolate chips - More chocolate, why not?! Mix it up with some milk, dark and white chocolate chips.
- Dried fruit - We like some raisins, cherries or apricots.
- Marshmallows - Some mini marshmallows add some extra colour and texture.
- Sea salt - This is a really simple, but flavour packed topping. A little sprinkle of sea salt really brings out the flavour of the chocolate.
- Chocolate pieces - Something like colourful Smarties or mini M&Ms are fun to add.
If you still find the slices of apple rounds are too big and you want smaller versions of these then you can cut them in to wedges and dip those. You wouldn't need to put the apples on sticks then.
If this is too much chocolate for you, then instead of dipping it in you could drizzle the chocolate over. You couldn't be able to get as many toppings to stick to it though and they won't last as long in the fridge if they aren't totally coated in chocolate.
You don't have to dip the apple slices in dark chocolate, you can use milk or white chocolate instead.
Frequently Asked Questions
Because these are apple slices, they can't be stored at room temperature. You can store them in an air tight container in the fridge for up to 4 days. They are best eaten straight away though.
You can, and they are really good eaten straight from the freezer as a little frozen treat. However, we wouldn't recommend defrosting these as the texture would change.
Depending on what apples you are using, the chocolate might have trouble sticking to the apples if there is too much moisture. You might need to pat the apple slices dry with a paper towel first.
• If you don't want to eat a big apple slice like this, then you could just cut them into wedges and put them on smaller sticks and dip them in chocolate. But, the bigger they are, the more toppings that can fit on.
• Make sure the apples are well washed and dried before you slice them.
• Use a sharp knife to put a little slit in the bottom of the apple slice so you can easily get the stick in them.
• Make sure your apple slices are not too thin, otherwise you won't be able to get the sticks in them without snapping.
• Melt the chocolate in 30 second bursts in the microwave to make sure that the chocolate doesn't burn.
• Use a spoon to add chocolate on to the apples to ensure that everything is covered.
• Let the excess chocolate drip off before putting the chocolate dipped apples on the baking paper.
• Dry toppings like nuts and sprinkles can be added right away, but for wet toppings like nut butter and caramel, it's best to wait until the chocolate covered apples have set.
• If you are making this with kids, have everything ready and set out in a row and have a little production line going.
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Chocolate Covered Apple Slices
- 3 Apple
- 200 g (7 oz) Chocolate - dark
- 1 tablespoon Coconut oil
- Caramel sauce
- Pecans - chopped
- Oreos - crushed
- Mini marshmallows
- Slice the apples into slices about 1cm/0.5inch thick.3 Apple
- Add the chocolate and coconut oil to a microwavable bowl. Microwave until everything has melted. Heat in 30 second bursts so that the chocolate doesn't burn.200 g Chocolate, 1 tablespoon Coconut oil
- Make a small incision in each slice of apple and carefully push one of the sticks into each slice.
- Coat each apple in chocolate and place on a lined tray.
- Decorate with different sprinkled, sweets, nuts and biscuits.Caramel sauce, Pecans, Oreos, Mini marshmallows, Sprinkles
- If you don't want to eat a big apple slice like this, then you could just cut them into wedges and put them on smaller sticks and dip them in chocolate. But, the bigger they are, the more toppings that can fit on.
- Make sure the apples are well washed and dried before you slice them.
- Use a sharp knife to put a little slit in the bottom of the apple slice so you can easily get the stick in them.
- Make sure your apple slices are not too thin, otherwise you won't be able to get the sticks in them without snapping.
- Melt the chocolate in 30 second bursts in the microwave to make sure that the chocolate doesn't burn.
- Use a spoon to add chocolate on to the apples to ensure that everything is covered.
- Let the excess chocolate drip off before putting the chocolate dipped apples on the baking paper.
- Dry toppings like nuts and sprinkles can be added right away, but for wet toppings like nut butter and caramel, it's best to wait until the chocolate covered apples have set.
- If you are making this with kids, have everything ready and set out in a row and have a little production line going.
These are such a fun idea for a halloween treat! And so much easier to eat than a full apple
I LOVE this! Sometimes there is too much apple in caramel or dipped apples. I think your idea will make them easier for people to enjoy. Love the variations and toppings.
I love how easy it is to make this apple treat! The variety with the pecans an caramel is my absolute favorite, I'll be making this again for sure!
This is a perfect way to use apples this fall! Not sure why I only thought to drop them in caramel.
These are such a fun healthy snack. My kids love helping decorate and eat them!
I will be making these over the weekend for our annual trick or treat party. The kids (and adults) will love them.
This idea is adorable. We are planning to make this for trick or treats too. I am sure the kids will love them.
Brilliant idea! And what a great way to use up all those sprinkles I had in my cupboard for years! Definitely making these for my nieces when they come over!