I LOVE a good chocolate covered caramel apple but they are just so hard to eat and I only want a little taste (or two). Also, when it comes to the big full size apples, you always get more apple than chocolate caramel good stuff. Not good! I want a better chocolate to apple ratio! 🙂
So, to satisfy our chocolate and caramel covered apple cravings, we found a solution to our cravings and all those larger apple issues by simply using apple slices and wedges instead. This would be such a yummy and fun dessert “make your own” to set up for Thanksgiving or for a holiday party with chocolate dipping and different toppings.
If you have ever had a Mrs. Printable’s chocolate covered apple (so incredible), this melting chocolate that I have found seriously tastes as good as the Mrs. Prindable’s! The melting chocolate that I found (at Hobby Lobby in the cake baking section) is called Choco Maker Simply Chocolate. The chocolate is not only incredible, it comes in a microwavable container that you simply microwave and dip your apple slices right in the container (brilliant!!):
I used the milk chocolate for our apples and the vanilla. I found it at Hobby Lobby but I would also think that it would also be available at Michael’s as well. This is the same product but in a bag if you want to order it online here (the container version is not on Amazon and I couldn’t find it online for you guys). If you can’t find this brand, I have tried the Walmart brand as well and it’s really good.
This really isn’t a recipe because it’s really just dipping the chocolate and then drizzling chocolate and melted caramel on top but I wanted to show you how we cut the apples to get nice slices and wedges for dipping into the chocolate.
We used four green apples and we were able to get 16 apple slices and eight wedges to dip. 2 lbs of chocolate would be more than enough for 4-5 apples cut up to dip. So if you want to make more (or less), you can adjust your apple:chocolate ratio based on what we used.
For the apples, we cut the apple like this:
We cut as close as we could to the core to get nice slices and then we discarded the outermost very then extras. Once we had our four slices, we then cut our wedges, leaving the core and seeds.
Next, we patted the apples good and dry with paper towels and then we dipped the slices and wedges into our chocolate:
Then we laid them out on wax paper:
It took about 30-45 minutes for them to completely cool and be ready for the caramel and white chocolate toppings. On a side note, if you want to make these and give them to friends or want them to last longer than a few hours, after the slices have completely cooled, melt a little more chocolate and add a little spoonful under the slices after the have cooled to completely seal the bottom (the spoon or candy dipper doesn’t allow for a solid chocolate bottom when you slide onto the wax paper). If you can completely seal the apple slice with chocolate, you can store these for a couple days in the fridge 🙂
After the chocolate cooled with first drizzled with melted caramels ( I melted caramels but next time, I will just use caramel sauce).
We also topped a few wedges with butterfingers, crushed peppermints, crumbled Hersey’s Cookies and Creme and pecans. The toppings will stick best if you add them right after the white chocolate while it’s still hot.
These look like they would take a long time but the didn’t and they turned out so good and every apple had just the right chocolate:apple ratio! 🙂
As we head into Thanksgiving week, if you’re looking for any last minute Thanksgiving appetizers, fall table decor ideas or more sweet treats, I shared all my favorites in the post below (click on image to go to post).