Easy Halloween Chocolate Covered Apple Slices are a really festive treat - perfect for Fall! You can make them simple with drizzled chocolate and caramel or get creative and make them into fun, Halloween treats! Adults and kids alike will enjoy these apple slices in a bite or two. Learn how in this easy tutorial.
Are you looking for a fall treat to make with your kids that's easy and fun? These Easy Halloween Chocolate Covered Apple Slices hit the spot! Bonus points because they're delicious and maybe even a tiny bit healthy!
I've been making chocolate-covered apples and candy apples in the fall for many, many years, but this year I wanted to try something different! I've seen these chocolate-dipped apple slices all over Pinterest so I decided it was time to give them a try!
What I love is that they are fun (or beautiful if you use sprinkles) and delicious! And you can make them simple... with chocolate and caramel, like these:
You can take it a step farther and add pecans to the chocolate and caramel for "Turtle" themed apples. Or you can make them fancy and fun for Halloween by turning them into Mummies (or other fun things... see below!):
You can also go somewhere in between simple and fancy by adding sprinkles or candy to make them pretty...
Ingredients to Make Chocolate-Covered Apple Slices:
- 4-5 Medium to Large Apples
- Cake Pop Sticks
- 1 bag of White Candy Melts
- 1 bag of Black Candy Melts
- Candy Eyes
- 1 bag of Caramel Bits
- Parchment Paper
- Baking Sheet
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What kind of apples should I use for chocolate-covered apple slices?
Fuji, Gala or Granny Smith.
It depends on my mood but I've used a few different apples.
For this post, I used Fuji apples which are pretty sweet apples. I like them because they're generally very crisp!
Gala apples are another great choice. They're the perfect balance of sweet and tart... a little bit milder than the Fuji apple but not too tart!
Granny Smith apples are maybe my favorite because they're both crisp and tart. I love the contrast of the really tart apples with the sweet chocolate coating, but not everyone likes that contrast.
Whichever apple you choose, make sure they're firm and fresh. Also, wash the apples and dry them really well.
Alrighty... are you ready to make them?
How to Make Easy Halloween Chocolate Covered Apple Slices
Start by washing and thoroughly drying your apples.
When they're clean and dry, slice your apples a little under half an inch thick, from top to bottom as shown in the video! You will get 4-5 slices out of large apples and 2-3 slices out of medium apples.
Place your cake pop stick through the center of the slice from the bottom. If you have trouble, use a sharp knife to make a small slit first, then push the stick into the apple slice.
Then depending on what kind of apples you want to make, you can start dipping & decorating!
For all the apples I made, I melted white chocolate, black candy melts, and caramel by melting Caramel Bits.
I started by completely dipping all of my apple slices in dark or white chocolate and lying them on parchment paper. Wax paper would also work great. For the ones with sprinkles, I immediately added the sprinkles before the chocolate set.
For the drizzled apples, I let the first dip set, then I drizzled on melted white or dark chocolate to contrast the original. Then I also let that set before drizzling on the melted caramel.
To make the mummies, I dipped the slices in white chocolate, then drizzled white chocolate over the top and added the candy eyes before the drizzle set.
These are just a few of the possibilities.
More Chocolate Dipped Apple Slices Decorating Ideas:
- Make mummies as seen above with white chocolate, white chocolate drizzle and candy eyes.
- Make pumpkins by dipping the apples in orange candy melts, then piping on the lines and adding a green or brown candy for the stem. Or you could make them into Jack-O-Lantern Apple Slices as seen here.
- Add your favorite candy or cookies to really jazz them up and give a WOW factor! See some delicious apple slices options here or here.
- Make Turtle Apple Slices by using chocolate, caramel and pecans. See details here.
- Add pretzels to the mix and you can make Spider Apple Slices!
Guess what my favorite part of making chocolate-dipped apple slices is??
Yup. EATING THEM!! Do you love these apples?
How long will chocolate covered apple slices last?
First, I highly recommend that these be eaten fresh! That's when they'll be the absolute best! However, since they are sliced, if you'd like to keep them longer, they'll need to be refrigerated.
In that case, you could keep them in the fridge for up to 3-4 days if the apples are completely covered in chocolate. But if any part of the sliced apple is exposed to air, it will begin to turn brown, so keep that in mind.
Be sure to check out my other apple posts below:
How to Make Candy Apples Any Color!
How to Make Gourmet Caramel Apples
These apple slices are so cute. They are definitely worth a try. And a great alternative to the traditional candy or caramel apples.
Hi Rose, any thoughts on shelf life/refrigeration for these? Thanks!
YES - great question! I'll update the post with this info but I recommend they be eaten fresh (within 3-4 hours) but you could also store them in the fridge for up to 3 days (maybe 4).
Hi these look delicious ! Definitely want to make some but I have to ask...will we be able to eat the ones with caramel if the person has dental crowns? Is the caramel sticky or dry hard and will they pull off the crown?
I have church event , what do you charge for slice candy apples
I haven't ever sold these, but I'd probably charge $1-$3 each depending on how much I decorate them, cost of supplies, etc.
Did you even use the center slices with the core part and seeds?
I don't use them because I want to be able to eat the whole thing off the stick. I just slice the good parts off the core and eat those as a snack. 🙂
These were great! Easy to eat in the slices, too!
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Rose - your apple slices are so much fun!
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So I use chocolate a lot, cake pops and such. And I know that chocolate won't stick to anything with moisture. So how does the chocolate stick to the wet apple slice? In my mind the chocolate will all fall off after the first bite.