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Halloween Chocolate Poison Apples (Paleo, Dairy-free)

  • Author: Michelle
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 3 servings 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


  • 3 granny smith apples
  • 1/2 cup dairy-free chocolate chips (I use the brand enjoy-life, sub carob chips for AIP)
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp black cocoa powder (omit for AIP)
  • 1/2 tsp activated charcoal (see notes)


  1. Wash the apples well and trim the stems. Pierce the top of the apple with a small skewer or a popsicle stick. Set aside on a plate lined with parchment paper.
  2. Add the chocolate chips to a glass bowl with the coconut oil and set it aside. Prepare a double boiler by bringing a small pot of water (filled about two-thirds of the way) to a low boil. Add the bowl over the top of the pot and stir continuously until melted. Once melted, carefully remove.
  3. Stir in the black cocoa and charcoal and combine.
  4. Take an apple and roll it in the melted chocolate, until coated. Hold the apple over the bowl and let the excess chocolate drip off before transferring to the parchment-lined plate. Repeat with all of the apples and place in the fridge to harden for 2 hours.
  5. Serve once hardened or store in the fridge for a day or so.


Activated charcoal is used as a natural food coloring in this recipe and though it’s a very small amount, charcoal can bind to minerals and medications. Ask your doctor about consuming it.

All nutrition facts are estimated and will vary.

  • Prep Time: 20


  • Serving Size: 1 poison apple
  • Calories: 108
  • Fat: 5g
  • Carbohydrates: 15.9g
  • Fiber: 3.6g
  • Protein: .8g

Keywords: poison apples, candy apples