Recipe: Chocolate Turtle Apple Slices
How yummy does that sound!?!
I love caramel apples and candy apples! However, I get a little disappointed when all the magical goodness disappears and all I am left with is an apple on a stick. This is a terrific alternative to whole apples. Not only is there a treat in every bite, but the littles in my life (and yours, too) can handle these a whole lot easier!!
This was on my Facebook one morning and I got so excited, I had to share it here on Two Hens. Here is the link to the original recipe:
I believe there may be a video tutorial on there as well. I didn't watch It - and probably should have. My slices did not turn out as neat as hers!
But this is what I did:
2 very large Fuji apples
3 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 tbsp coconut oil
1 cup caramels, melted
Chopped pecans (or sprinkles)
Slice apples into 1/2 inch thick pieces. Of course, my half inch slices are a little thinner :)
With a knife make a little slit to make it easier to insert a popsicle stick. (I couldn't find popsicle sticks that weren't coloured. I didn't think that they would be food grade, so I just used lollipop sticks)
Melt chocolate chips in the microwave on high for about 2 minutes. Stir in coconut oil until smooth. (knew I forgot something!)
Dip apple slices in chocolate and place on parchment lined cookie sheet.
Place caramels in microwave safe bowl and microwave on high for 45 to 60 seconds. Do not overheat!! Stir until smooth.
Drizzle melted caramel over chocolate. (This is where I should have watched the tutorial :)
Sprinkle with nuts.
Or you can use sprinkles. (I used skull and crossbone sprinkles to get some of us into the Halloween spirit.)
Refrigerate for about 1 hour. Serve and enjoy immediately.
Apples are best the first day. Store in fridge.