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Caramel apples kicked up a notch by turning them into Turtle Apples. Granny Smith apples covered in caramel, then chocolate, then crushed pecans.
Course: Dessert, Halloween
Servings: 4
Author: Cravings of a Lunatic


  • 4 Granny Smith Apples
  • 2 bags of caramels
  • 8-10 oz chocolate I did half with semi-sweet and half with milk
  • 1 ½ cups crushed pecans I put whole ones in a ziploc and whack with a rolling-pin


  • Scrub your apples with hot water so there's no residue on them. Otherwise the caramel will not stick as well.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Place them back on the parchment as you do each one. Let them set up in the fridge for about 30 minutes.
  • Serve with a big old "I'm a Turtle genius" smile!