Three sliced apple pieces on sticks covered in white chocolate, red velvet crumbs and dark chocolate; white chocolate and butterscotch; milk chocolate, churro pieces and sugar

Chocolate-covered apples just leveled up! Now that peak apple season is upon us, it’s time to get inspired by some of your favorite Publix Bakery products and add those incredible flavors to your dipped apples! Candy apples are a classic fall staple, but we like to switch things up here at The Publix Checkout! Our new obsession: turning bakery treats into toppings for chocolate apple bites, cuts and rings! No matter how you slice it, you’re sure to love this unique twist. Check out our suggestions below for the toppings you’ll need, then pick up a bag of your favorite apple variety to make your own.

Sugar Cookies

Apple rings on parchment paper covered with white chocolate, sugar cookies crumbs and rainbow sprinkles

Melted white chocolate, crumbled sugar cookie, rainbow sprinkles


Apple slices dipped in white chocolate, drizzled with dark chocolate and sprinkled with pieces of pastry shell

Melted dark chocolate, melted white chocolate, crumbled cannoli shell or waffle cone. chopped dark chocolate chips


Apple rings on a baking sheet with parchment paper; three covered with milk chocolate and topped with rainbow sprinkles, three covered in butterscotch and topped with pieces of glazed donut.Glazed: Melted butterscotch, chopped glazed donut

Chocolate: Melted dark chocolate, rainbow sprinkles

Apple Strudel

Sliced apple covered with white chocolate, a drizzle of melted butterscotch and sprinkled with cinnamon sugar

Melted white chocolate, melted butterscotch, cinnamon sugar

Churro Bites

Apple slices on sticks covered in melted milk chocolate with churro bits

Melted milk chocolate, chopped churro bites

Red Velvet Cake

Sliced apples on a stick covered with melted white chocolate, then drizzled with dark chocolate and sprinkled with red velvet crumbs

Melted white chocolate, melted dark chocolate, crumbled red velvet cake

Our favorite part of making candy apples? Everyone can really make it their own! We hope these toppings serve as an inspiration this fall as your family dreams up their ideal chocolate apple. Which will you try first?

Darby P.

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Darby joined Publix as a member of the social media team in 2020, bringing with her a love of writing, photography and cuisine. The opportunity to combine social media and food was a dream come true. Outside of work, you can find her enjoying charcuterie boards with friends, listening to music or watching (and amateurly critiquing) cooking competition shows. Darby enjoys living in Central Florida and taking advantage of all it has to offer.

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