These easy and delicious chocolate covered apple slices are the perfect better-for-you kid friendly dessert or snack! Sliced apples are dipped in melted chocolate and sprinkled with your favorite toppings. Make up a quick batch today!
Why It Works
It’s fall, y’all! 🍎🍂 And my favorite thing about fall? Apple picking! We always pick enough that we’ve got plenty to make our favorite apple recipes… recipes like homemade applesauce, apple walnut chicken salad, and these chocolate covered apple slices.
My kids absolutely adore this recipe. And really, what’s not to love? Crisp apple slices are dipped in melted chocolate and covered in your favorite sweet and crunchy toppings, making the perfect, super simple, kid-friendly, healthy-ish snack or dessert.
- Apples. Use any kind of snacking apples you enjoy! Granny Smith, Honeycrisp, Gala, or Red Delicious are all great choices.
- Chocolate. I like to use semi-sweet mini chocolate chips because they melt quickly, but you can use any kind of chocolate you like.
- Coconut Oil. Coconut oil is completely solid when chilled, so we’re going to combine it with chocolate to coat the apples. It’ll firm up beautifully and hold all the yummy toppings you like.
- Toppings: Use coconut flakes, raisins and/or golden raisins, chopped almonds, pistachios or pecans, and any other topping you enjoy. You can also chop up your favorite candy bars to use as toppings!
👉 Lemon Juice (optional). The citric acid in lemon juice helps to keep cut apples from browning. If you’re planning to eat the apples right away, you can skip the lemon juice. If you’re making the apples in advance, a quick toss in lemon juice is recommended.
First, melt the chocolate. Because the amount of chocolate you’ll use is minimal, I don’t necessarily recommend using a double boiler, although you’d be welcome to do that!
Instead, it works beautifully to place the chocolate chips and coconut oil in a microwave-safe dish, then warm in the microwave in 30 second increments. Stir after each trip in the microwave, just until the chocolate has fully melted and the mixture is smooth.
You don’t want a boiling hot chocolate mixture, just gently warm and melty chocolate.
Meanwhile, wash, dry, and slice your apples. I swear by my old faithful apple cutter for even (and easy!) slicing. It’s a worthwhile investment, in my opinion, but you can use a knife too! Aim to slice about 8 pieces per apple.
Then, dip each apple slice into the melted chocolate, and press the chocolate end gently into your topping of choice. This is the only time double dipping is acceptable! Have fun with it and dip away in whatever toppings you like.
Set the slices on a parchment or wax paper lined baking sheet or plate, and set in the refrigerator until the chocolate firms up. It usually takes about 15-20 minutes.
Guess what? You’re all done! Arrange the apples face up on a plate and serve!
Use Granny Smith, Gala, Honeycrisp, Fuji, or Red Delicious apples. Feel free to use any snacking apple (but not baking apples) that you enjoy.
Chocolate covered apples will last about a day covered and refrigerated. If you aren’t planning to eat the apples right away, be sure to toss them with a little lemon juice to keep them from browning.
This recipe is not low carb as written, but it can be easily adapted to a low carb diet. First, swap out a keto-friendly chocolate (I love Lily’s!). A medium apple contains about 12 net carbs, so one serving of these chocolate covered apple slices (half of an apple, about 4 slices) would then very likely fit into your daily carb allowance.
If you make this recipe, I’d love to hear about your experience!
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Chocolate Covered Apple Slices
- 3 apples, sliced. Choose Honeycrisp, Fuji, Gala, Granny Smith, or any other eating apple.
- 1/2 cup milk or dark chocolate chips
- 2 teaspoons coconut oil
- 1/4 cup coconut flakes
- 1/4 cup raisins
- 1/4 cup chopped almonds or pecans
- 1 lemon juiced, optional
- Add chocolate and coconut oil to a microwave safe bowl. Microwave the bowl uncovered for 30 seconds and stir the mixture. Repeat just until it is fully melted and mixed smooth.
- Wash and dry the apples. Slice the apples into about 8 pieces per apple.
- Optional step (to keep the apples from browning): Juice the lemon. Toss the sliced apples with the lemon juice to coat very lightly.
- Dip each apple slice halfway into the melted chocolate, then press one side of the melted chocolate into a bowl of nuts, coconut, or raisins. Set on a parchment or wax paper lined baking sheet, and allow the chocolate to harden for about 15 minutes.
- Serve immediately or store covered in the refrigerator for up to 12 hours.