RecipeSheet Pan Candy Apples

Nutrition Facts
Amount per Serving
  • Calories: 110
  • Protein: 2 g
  • Total Fat: 5 g
    • Unsaturated Fat: 3.5 g
    • Saturated Fat: 1.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 16 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3 g
  • Total Sugar: 11 g
    • Natural Sugar: 8 g
    • Added Sugar: 3 g
  • Sodium: 20 mg

Caramel and candied apples are a classic fall favorite, but they’re time-consuming to make and tough to eat on the stick (not to mention, typically loaded with corn syrup). This version simplifies prep and makes digging in a whole lot healthier…and more fun because you can add your favorite toppings to the whole batch or create different sections on your baking sheet. Anything goes from drizzles of nut butter and melty chocolate to shredded coconut, chopped nuts, berries, and granola. No matter what toppings you choose, it’s an apple-solute delight!

If you’d like to add a layer of caramel, try my DIY Caramel Sauce using dates, and here’s a complete recipe for my Sheet Pan Caramel Apples.

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This recipe makes 10 to 12 servings
  • • 4 large apples (or 6 to 8 medium), cored and sliced*
  • • ¼ cup nut butter
  • • ⅓ cup semi-sweet or dark chocolate chips
  • • 2 to 4 tablespoons dried cranberries or cherries
  • • 2 to 4 tablespoons shredded coconut
  • • 2 to 4 tablespoons granola
  • • 2 to 4 tablespoons chopped, toasted nuts or seeds, optional

*You can use any favorite apple variety. You can also change up the amount of apples and toppings depending on the size of your baking sheet. A smaller sheet will require less.  


Gently pat apple slices with a paper towel to dry them off and spread them out in a single layer on baking sheet. (I use 4 large apples to fill a half baking sheet, about ~17 x 13 inches).

Melt the chocolate chips in the microwave: Stop and stir every 20 seconds until velvety smooth (~2 minutes total). And soften the nut butter in the microwave for about 30 seconds, so it’s drizzle-friendly.  

Starting with the nut butter, drizzle thin zig-zags over the tops of the sliced apples. Next do the same with the melted chocolate. Finally, sprinkle on the cranberries, coconut, granola and optional nuts or seeds. Dig in!

Try my Apple Peanut Butter Samoas!