Turtle Apples

caramel apples

Apple meet Caramel…

Caramel meet Chocolate…

Chocolate meet Pecan…

Turtle Apples meet Lunies’ Bellah!!!

caramel apples

Okay first of all how I just gotta ask you something…

there’s not  many times in life you can say this…

so I’m going for it…

“how about them apples?”

Okay so it was lame. Like I care. I’ve got Turtle Apples so nothing can bring me down.

caramel apples

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Turtle Apples
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Recipe type: dessert, Halloween
Serves: 4
 
Caramel apples kicked up a notch by turning them into Turtle Apples. Granny Smith apples covered in caramel, then chocolate, then crushed pecans.
Ingredients
  • 4 Granny Smith Apples
  • 2 bags of caramels
  • 8-10 oz chocolate (I did half with semi-sweet and half with milk)
  • 1½ cups crushed pecans (I put whole ones in a ziploc and whack with a rolling-pin)
Instructions
  1. Scrub your apples with hot water so there's no residue on them. Otherwise the caramel will not stick as well.
  2. In a double boiler melt your caramel. Stir until smooth. Dunk the apple all the way in and swirl it around. Let the excess drip off. Place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Repeat till all the apples are coated. Stick in fridge for at least 30 minutes to set up.
  3. In a double boiler melt the chocolate and stir until smooth. Dunk the apple about halfway into the chocolate. Swirl then let the excess drip off. Place on a parchment lined cookie sheet.
  4. Now you need to add the pecans while the chocolate is still wet. I find putting the pecans on by hand easier. If you dunk you will end up with chocolate in your dunking bowl and ruin the pecans. They become hard to dunk if they are chocolate/pecan goop. So just turn the caramel/chocolate apples sort of on their sides, kinda diagonally and just drop the pecans as you sort of roll the apple around. Trust me, this works perfectly. You can also take the pecans and press them with your hand onto where you want them. It's messy but works also.
  5. Place them back on the parchment as you do each one. Let them set up in the fridge for about 30 minutes.
  6. Serve with a big old "I'm a Turtle genius" smile!

 

caramel apples

You had to know this was happening. With my love affair with all things Turtle this was inevitable. I had to do it. The Turtle voices in my head made me do it. I need help. Hold me!

caramel apples

Okay don’t hold me. Lunie hates pda’s. Gross!

For those of you who are also obsessed with Turtles this is for you:

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Turtle Tailgate Mix: click photo for the recipe!

chocolate pizza

Turtle Cheesecake Pizza, A Guest Post by Isabelle from Crumb: click photo for the recipe!

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Turtle Waffles: click photo for the recipe!

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Turtle Brownies: click photo for the recipe!

chocolate sweet rolls

Turtle Sweet Buns, Guest Post by Kristen of Frugal Antics of a Harried Homemaker: click photo for the recipe!

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No Bake Turtle Cheesecake: click photo for the recipe!

turtle popcorn

Turtle Popcorn Gone Wild: click photo for the recipe!

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Turtle Popcorn: click photo for the recipe!

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Turtle Ice Cream Pie: click photo for the recipe!

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Turtle Banana Split: click photo for the recipe!

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Turtles Ice Cream: click photo for the recipe!

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Turtle Bark: click photo for the recipe!

Yah, so I have a little obsession with all things Turtle. It’s fun to drag other people into my world of Turtles too. The Turtle Cheesecake Pizza was guest post from Isabelle of Crumb while I was away for vacation this past summer. She rocked it out with her mad turtle skillz. I was lucky enough to meet Izzy in person at the Techmunch Conference. She is as nice in person as she is on her blog.  The Turtle Sweet Buns were part of a blog swap with Kristen of Frugal Antics of a Harried Homemaker. Kristen actually brought me a batch to mow down on when we met at the Food Blog Forum Conference. They were the bomb. I mean holy shnikeys folks, this lady can cook her buns off. I made the Turtle Brownies as part of an interview for Burning Down The Kitchen with Liz from That Skinny Chick Can Bake. Let me just say Liz is awesome and she can bake her skinny butt off. I will have the pleasure of meeting Liz in person at Mixed. So excited!

If you are looking for Halloween recipes feel free to check out these:

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Monster Fudge: click photo for the recipe!

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Halloween Pretzel Sticks: click photo for recipe!

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Monster Bites: click photo for the recipe!

So holy crap what are you still doing here. Don’t you think I’ve taken up enough of your free time for today. Go cook, or bake, or take a nap. Or go enter my giveaway for Fudge and fudge making supplies. See what I just did there. *giggles uncontrollably*

Toodles and smoochies! xx

 

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Comments

  1. 1

    You are a bit obsessed with turtles, you know. And now you’ve dragged defenseless little apples into the act. And no, in your case it’s pretty obvious that an apple a day won’t keep the turtles away. I think I’m just blabbing here. So I fit right in, right? ;-) Fun post – thanks.

    • 2

      I totally am. But I totally embrace it. Apples be damned. If you gotta eat them the only way to do it is to dunk them in caramel, chocolate and pecans. Otherwise what’s the point right.

      ps you always fit in!

  2. 3

    You turtle anything my friend and its fabulous :)

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

  3. 5

    Turtle apples is such a great idea, they look realy dangerous from here, if I could I d get me some over the display. =P

    Great round up of Halloween dishes, I had seen some of those yesterday. Time to show that all to my husbands young cousins. They ll go nuts! =D

    • 6

      Thanks Helene. They are a tad over the top. But so am I so it’s all good. Your welcome to one or ten any time you like.

      There’s so many cool halloween recipes out there right now. It’s such a fun time to be a food blogger.

  4. 7

    Keep bringing on the turtle goodies. Here’s a new slogan for you: Love starts with a turtle, grows with a bite, and ends with a burp.

  5. 9

    Turtle paradise!!! You have no idea how much this Southern gal loves pecans, chocolate, and caramel. It is a trio of pure heaven. Now I’ll be distracted all day thinking about this post and dreaming of chowing on some turtles and apples and….

  6. 11

    I love your turtle obsession… these are spectacular!! I would love to bite one for sure!!

  7. 13

    Looks fabulous! I love candied apples. I am begining to think you have a turtle problem, Kim…

  8. 15

    Even their name is cute!

  9. 17

    How long does these keep? Should they be refrigerated?

    • 18

      Only a few days. Once you stick the the stabby thing into the apple they don’t stay fresh more than a few days. And yup, I would absolutely keep them in the fridge. Take them out about 30 minutes before serving. Otherwise people may break their teeth on the cold caramel.

  10. 19

    One of my weaknesses is going to Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory and getting a caramel apple drenched in love! I loved the caramel apple pie one, and the ones with pecan rock my world for sure:-) I love your turtle apples, they look fantastic! Hugs, Terra

    • 20

      Terra I freaking love Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory but we don’t have any near us. It makes me sad. The last time I went there I bought brownies dipped in chocolate. It was to die for. I am so jealous you can go to RMCF any time you like. I’d just build a house next door quite honestly. Hugs right back at ya. xx

  11. 21

    Oh I wish I can bite you! :D Those apples look SO good. I think by far these turtle apples just became my most favorite candied apples!

  12. 22

    I’d bite into any of these turtles any time!

  13. 23

    Turtle mania, I want it all!

  14. 24

    I adore Turtles, and can’t think of a better way to dress up apples at this time of year!

    • 25

      Thanks so much Dara. I am such a turtle fanatic. I just did up something else turtlesque for the American Thanksgiving. It’s easy, cute and turtlicious.

  15. 26

    Oh how I wish you lived by me. Love to eat/hate to cook.

  16. 27

    Oh my goodness, Kim. These turtle apples look even better than the ones sold in stores! Bravo!

  17. 28

    Your my turtle go-to (insert any type of food here) recipe blog! If it ain’t here, it ain’t anywhere! I would eat the outer part and leave the rest of the apple…lol!

    • 29
      Kim Beaulieu says:

      Ha, that cracked me up. I am determined to turtle the world. I am such a caramel/candy apple girl. I’ve been known to steal them from family members.

  18. 30

    Ahhhh, one of the things you and I share a love for, thus the whole twindom thing. You’re going to drive here from Canada 9with a 12 pack of Coke too) and make these for me, right? Cause I want some but I’m totally lazy. Like, “wait, “I’m supposed to feed my family every night” kind of lazy.

  19. 31

    I will take these over traditional caramel apples any day!

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