Homemade Chocolate Apples are fun and yummy treat that can be enjoyed anytime of the year. The best part is, you can have fun decorating them with dark chocolate, white chocolate, peanut butter and nuts.

2 chocolate apples decorated with caramel and nuts on a board

In my book there’s no right time of the year for chocolate apples because you can decorate them to suit the season. Red and white for Christmas, dark colors for fall and pastel colors for the spring. Apples are available all year round, why not enjoy this treat anytime?

Before I get to the yummy details of these apples, this post is a collaborative effort with some of my fellow food bloggers who have also made some delicious apple recipes. Check out all the other delicious APPLE recipes below from bloggers who took part in our 30 Day Apple Challenge.

A collage of different apple recipes

Now, let’s talk chocolate. For these particular apples I used a combination of melted white chocolate, semi-sweet chocolate, peanut butter chips, dried cranberries and chopped pecan, then I just decorated how I felt at the time. Here is how they are decorated in the picture below from left to right:

  • Coated the entire apple in white chocolate, drizzled semi-sweet chocolate on the top and sprinkled pecans.
  • Coated the entire apple in semi-sweet chocolate, drizzled white chocolate and peanut butter in a diamond pattern.
  • Coated the entire apple in white chocolate and studded with dried cranberries while the chocolate was still wet.
  • Coated the entire apple in semi-sweet chocolate, drizzled peanut butter on the top and sprinkled with pecans.
White and dark chocolate coated apples with real sticks inserted for handles on a distressed board

For handles, you can buy popsicle sticks or lollipop sticks. But I was recently on a trip to the Arizona desert and thought I would collect sticks to give the apples the ‘fresh picked from the tree’ look. How cool would that be if they came off the tree covered in chocolate? I digress.

An apple coated in white chocolate with dark chocolate drizzled over and chopped pecans

If you do use sticks from the garden, cut the end to a point this way they will go into the apple easier and of course, wash them first. 

Caramel and white chocolate making a diamond pattern on a dark chocolate covered apple

For more fall/autumn apple recipes, Apple Cider Caramel Popcorn are a delicious snack and Homemade Hot Apple Cider to wash it all down.

White chocolate coated apple studded with dried cranberries

Homemade chocolate apples are a fun way to serve dessert when entertaining. Make a platter of different ones and let everyone choose their own or even let them decorate their own. Let them earn their dessert, haha.

An apple with a thick dark coating with caramel on top and chopped pecans
Yield: 4

Homemade Chocolate Apples

2 white chocolate and 2 dark chocolate apples

Tart Granny Smith apples are decoratively coated with dark and white chocolate.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


  • 4 green apples
  • 4 lollipop sticks, or strong sticks from the garden cleaned
  • 1 3/4 cups (200 grams) peanut butter chips
  • 1 3/4 cups (200 grams) semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 3/4 cups (200 grams)white chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup (32 grams) dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup (75 grams) pecans, chopped


  1. Cut the stems off the apples and insert the sticks.
  2. Line a small baking sheet with wax paper and make room on your fridge for it.
  3. Add all the chocolate and peanut butter chips to separate microwave containers. Heat them one at a time for 10 second increments, stirring in between until they are all melted.
  4. Decorate.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 380Total Fat 19gSaturated Fat 10gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 8gCholesterol 13mgSodium 85mgCarbohydrates 59gFiber 7gSugar 43g

This nutrition calculation is provided by Nutronix that is only a guideline and not intended for any particular diet.