CARAMEL APPLE NACHOS

Caramel Apple Nachos are easily made by topping sliced apples with caramel, melted marshmallows, chocolate chips and sprinkles!

Caramel Apple Nachos are the perfect fall treat! I love fall and I LOVE caramel apples.  I recently saw this idea for making caramel apples “nacho style” and I couldn’t wait to try it.  It’s simple, delicious, and you can add as many (or as few) toppings as you’d like.  I kept this version pretty plain, but I think they would be delicious with chopped nuts, crushed candy bars, hot fudge – the possibilities are endless! The end result is a lot easier to eat than a traditional caramel apple too…although still a little messy!
My kids love having these Caramel Apple Nachos as a snack or dessert, but this is also the perfect recipe to take to a party! If you are planning to prepare these more than a few minutes before devouring them, make sure to toss your apple slices in a little bit of cold water mixed with 1-2 Tbsp of lemon juice before topping them. This will prevent the apples from getting brown and will keep them looking pretty and fresh!

How do you melt the caramels for caramel apples?

Microwave the caramels in a glass bowl in 30-45 second intervals, stirring in between each interval until the mixture is completely melted and smooth. I prefer to use the microwave because it is so fast and easy, but you can also melt caramels over the stove. Melt over medium-low heat in a heavy saucepan, stirring constantly until melted and smooth.

What kinds of toppings are used for caramel apples?

Caramel apples (and caramel apple nachos) are fun because the possibilities for toppings are endless. Some of my favorite ideas include: chopped nuts, crushed Oreos, mini chocolate chips, sprinkles, and crushed candy bars (Kit Kats, Snickers, Milky Way, etc).

Caramel Apple Nachos are easily made by topping sliced apples with caramel, melted marshmallows, chocolate chips and sprinkles!CARAMEL APPLE NACHOS

  • 30 large marshmallows
  • 5 Tbsp butter
  • 35 caramels
  • 1 Tbsp water
  • 4-5 apples, sliced
  • toppings (peanuts, sprinkles, mini chocolate chips, crushed candy bars, etc)
  1. Melt the marshmallows and butter in a saucepan over low heat.  Stir periodically until completely melted and smooth.
  2. Combine the caramels and water in a bowl and microwave until melted.  I microwaved mine in 45 second intervals, stirring in between until the caramel was smooth.
  3. Arrange the sliced apples on a plate and pour the caramel and marshmallow mixtures over them.  Add any additional toppings and serve immediately!  Enjoy!

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Caramel Apple Nachos are easily made by topping sliced apples with caramel, melted marshmallows, chocolate chips and sprinkles!
Caramel Apple Nachos are easily made by topping sliced apples with caramel, melted marshmallows, chocolate chips and sprinkles!Caramel Apple Nachos are easily made by topping sliced apples with caramel, melted marshmallows, chocolate chips and sprinkles!

CARAMEL APPLE NACHOS

Caramel Apple Nachos are easily made by topping sliced apples with caramel, melted marshmallows, chocolate chips and sprinkles!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Author Butter With A Side of Bread

Ingredients

  • 30 large marshmallows
  • 5 Tbsp butter
  • 35 caramels
  • 1 Tbsp water
  • 4-5 apples sliced
  • toppings peanuts, sprinkles, mini chocolate chips, crushed candy bars, etc

Instructions

  1. Melt the marshmallows and butter in a saucepan over low heat. Stir periodically until completely melted and smooth.
  2. Combine the caramels and water in a bowl and microwave until melted. I microwaved mine in 45 second intervals, stirring in between until the caramel was smooth.
  3. Arrange the sliced apples on a plate and pour the caramel and marshmallow mixtures over them.
  4. Add any additional toppings and serve immediately! Enjoy!

Caramel Apple Nachos are easily made by topping sliced apples with caramel, melted marshmallows, chocolate chips and sprinkles!

What kind of apples do you use for caramel apples?

My favorite variety of apple to use for caramel apples, or caramel apple nachos is a firm, slightly tart apple like Granny Smith. These tart green apples not only provide a great pop of color to the dish, but they balance out the sweet toppings perfectly. You can also use Honey Crisp and Fugi apples too!

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  1. What a delicious snack for the grandkids, thinking Christmas Eve! They love fruit and I can decorate in green, white and red. Making it festive and I bet Santa and his reindeer would love some too! Thanks for sharing! Keep those recipes coming! I need some more NEW holiday treats….

  2. Would these work if needed for a snack that is make-ahead? I could see dumping the apples in a Vit C bath or lemon juice, and then pouring on the other stuff, but it would it work if it was made up more than an hour in advance for after-choir snacks, for instance?

  3. […] Spread top third of each cookie (opposite wooden stick) with caramel glaze. Hold cookie upright to allow glaze to drizzle down cookie.  If it’s not spreading a lot, add more caramel! You can also encourage the caramel to spread down one side or another by adding drips to certain sections of the top of the cookie. Sprinkle with candy sprinkles. Allow cookies to sit out about an hour for caramel to harden a bit. Lay flat to store. ENJOY!  You’ll love our recipe for Caramel Apple Nachos! […]

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