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How to Make Candy Apple Slices Such a fun treat for the kids to help you make AND eat!
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How to Make Candy Apple Slices

These Chocolate Covered Candy Apple Slices are just what you need, smaller than a whole apple. More fun to make and a great family fun activity...You can eat!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Dessert, Snacks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: candy apple slices, chocolate apples, recipes for kids
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 168kcal

Ingredients

  • Melting Chocolate
  • Kraft caramels
  • Garnishes such as M&M's sprinkles, candies, chopped nuts & coconut flakes
  • Apples
  • Lollipop sticks

Instructions

  • Set up everything you will be using to decorate your Candy Apple Slices.
  • Set out one or two baking sheets lined with a piece of parchment or wax paper. (This is so your chocolate covered apple slices don't stick)
  • In small individual bowls, place the chocolates and caramels you will be using to cover the apple slices in. Dark chocolate, milk chocolate, white chocolate all work fine. I prefer the melting disks from the craft store for this since they melt evenly and smoothly.
  • Slice apples to about a 1/8 inch thickness. You can have all sizes of slices to not waste the apples OR just eat the smaller ends instead of dipping them, your call.
  • At the bottom of each apple slice, make a small slice 3/4 of the way through, gently but firmly press a candy stick into the apple and push it up into the apple a bit. Place the apples on your parchment paper-lined baking sheets.
  • Melt the chocolate you will be covering your slices in and with a spoon, spoon the melted chocolate onto one apple slice at a time, making sure you have coated the top and sides and secured the stick with chocolate.
  • Gently flip it over and do the other side. If decorating with sprinkles, jimmies or candies, do so quickly before the chocolate begins to harden.
  • Melt additional chocolate for drizzling (white on dark or dark on white) and drizzle onto chocolate-covered slices.
  • Melt caramel and do the same. Caramel will solidify fast, so move quick. A small spoon will work for drizzling the caramel.
  • To melt the chocolates as well as the caramel, place each separately in small bowls and one at a time, microwave in 15-30 second bursts, stirring in between until you can stir the chocolate and it becomes smooth. Caramel will take a little less time. Be careful not to burn.
  • Once all slices are finished being candied and decorated, place your tray(s) in the fridge for 15 minutes to ensure all is heartened.
  • Best if enjoyed within 24 hours.
  • No nutritional information is given since apple slice sizes and chocolate and toppings used are not finite.

Notes

Make sure your apple slices are thick enough to allow the indent from the lollipop sticks (remember chocolate will act like glue).
Melt chocolate in short bursts in the microwave or over low heat via the stove. Be careful to not burn the chocolate. Once chocolate is heated, after it sits for 15-30 seconds, it continues to melt. I leave it un disturbed for 15-20 seconds and then stir until smooth. Much better to do it that way vs heating it more and risking burning the chocolate (whenever you melt chocolate).
Use wax paper or parchment paper.
Move quickly as you make each Candy Apple Slice, if you are adding sprinkles or decorative candies, you want to add them before the chocolate or caramel hardens.
Place in refrigerator or cold garage to quickly harden the chocolate.
Enjoy the day you make them. Apples tend to weep.

Nutrition

Calories: 168kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 66mg | Potassium: 151mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 49IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 46mg | Iron: 1mg