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These Caramel Apple Nachos are the perfect dessert or snack! Sliced apples, drizzled with marshmallow and caramel and topped with chocolate chips, sprinkles, caramel bits and whatever else you can dream up.
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Table of Contents
  1. How to Make Caramel Apple Nachos
  2. How to make your apples not turn brown
  3. Ingredients Needed for Caramel Apple Nachos
  4. How to make Homemade Caramel Sauce
  5. Are you an caramel apple lover like me? See more caramel apple recipes:
  6. Ingredients Needed for Caramel Apple Nachos
  7. Caramel Apple Nachos Recipe

These Caramel Apple Nachos are the perfect dessert or snack! Sliced apples, drizzled with marshmallow and caramel and topped with chocolate chips, sprinkles, caramel bits and whatever else you can dream up.

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This healthy snack option (okay, healthier) makes me and my kids happy!

If you like caramel apples, then there is no way you will not love these Caramel Apple Nachos! They take all of the yumminess of caramel apples, but take away the one thing I don’t love – figuring out how to eat it without wearing it!

I don’t know why, but I have such a hard time eating a caramel apple. Generally, when I eat an apple, I don’t like to bite into a whole apple, I prefer to cut it up and eat it in pieces. But, there is just something about caramel and nachos that I cannot resist!

That’s why the idea of Caramel Apple Nachos gets me so excited! I love that you can just grab a couple of slices, rather than commit to the entire apple! (Maybe I have commitment issues?)

Our Caramel Apple Nachos make the perfect Halloween dessert too – you can even call them Halloween Nachos! While the toppings are maybe not the healthiest, this is a great alternative to candy and will get some fruits into your little one’s without much argument and did I mention that they are a no-bake dessert – WIN WIN!

Caramel apple nachos

They also make a killer dessert for Thanksgiving! With all of the fresh apples around during the Fall, they are the perfect lighter dessert to serve after your heavy Thanksgiving dinner!

How to Make Caramel Apple Nachos

Here is the best part, Caramel Apple Nachos are ridiculously easy to make! I mean crazy easy!

  • Core and cut the apples in small slices and place on a serving dish. (we love to mix red apples and green granny smith apples)
  • Place the marshmallow fluff in a pastry bag and drizzle on top of the apples.
  • Drizzle the caramel sauces on top of the apples.
  • Sprinkle your toppings over the drizzle.
How to make Caramel Apple Nachos

If you don’t have an apple corer and slicer – stop everything you are doing right this very second and get one right now. This makes the perfect slices and will make your work so much easier!

How to make your apples not turn brown

You are probably going to make your Caramel Apple Nachos some time before you are ready to serve them! As you have probably seen, apples tend to get brown pretty quick after they have been sliced. They are still totally fine to eat, but some people prefer not to have their pretty apple nachos browning! We have a process to prevent your apples from browning!

It is easy to keep your apples from turning brown after slicing. You just need to add a quick and easy step after you slice them and soak them or spritz them with a little acidulated water before putting them on your platter.

You can do this by combining about 1 tablespoon of lemon juice and 1 cup of water in a bowl and either soaking the apple slices in the mixture or put the mixture in a spray bottle and spritz them apple slices down. If you soak the apple, you just need to soak them for a few minutes and then pat them down with a paper or dish towel.

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If you put the solution in a spray bottle, you can actually keep it in the fridge and use it later on too!!

Ingredients Needed for Caramel Apple Nachos

  • Red apples
  • Granny smith apples
  • Marshmallow fluff
  • Melted caramels (see how to make it below) or store bought caramel sauce or m (we used Ghiradelli but any other caramel topping will work too)
  • Mini chocolate chips
  • Kraft caramel baking bits
  • Crushed pecans (optional)

More Topping Ideas:

  • Peanut Butter
  • Sprinkles
  • Homemade Candied Pecans
  • Chocolate Sauce
  • Melted Chocolate drizzle
  • White Chocolate drizzle
  • Crushed M&M’s
  • Cinnamon
  • Chopped Peanuts
  • Crushed Oreos
  • Heath Bar
  • Other Candy Bars
  • Top with ice cream (is this too “extra”)

How to make Homemade Caramel Sauce

If you prefer, you can make your own caramel sauce from, you guessed it, caramels. We opted to use store bought, but I do think the real stuff is a little better!

Take 1/2 bag of caramels (unwrap the caramels – I know, obvious, but you never know). Place them in a small saucepan with 1 tablespoon of water and heat them on low to medium heat. Stirring constantly until melted and smooth.

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Are you an caramel apple lover like me? See more caramel apple recipes:

Ingredients Needed for Caramel Apple Nachos

  • Red apples
  • Granny smith apples
  • Marshmallow fluff
  • Caramel sauce or melted caramels (we used Ghiradelli but any other caramel topping will work too)
  • Mini chocolate chips
  • Kraft caramel baking bits
  • Crushed pecans (optional)
Caramel Apple Nachos Recipe
4.50 from 6 votes
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Caramel Apple Nachos

Serves — 12
These Caramel Apple Nachos are the perfect dessert or snack! Sliced apples, drizzled with marshmallow and caramel and topped with chocolate chips, sprinkles, caramel bits and whatever else you can dream up.
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 3 Red apples
  • 3 Granny smith apples
  • 1 jar Marshmallow fluff
  • Ghiradelli caramel sauce or any other caramel topping
  • 1 bag Mini chocolate chips
  • Kraft caramel baking bits
  • ½ C crushed pecans (optional)

Instructions
 

  • Place Kraft caramel baking bits, Nestle mini chocolate chips, and the crushed pecans in separate bowls. Set aside.
  • Core and slice the the apples about 1/2 inch thick and place on a serving dish.
  • Using a pastry bag with a tip spoon in the marshmallow fluff.
  • Drizzle the marshmallow fluff and caramel sauce alternating each on the sliced apples.
  • Sprinkle the toppings, mini chocolate chips, caramel baking bits, and crushed pecans on the apples.

Jenn’s Notes

See tip above on how to prevent apples from browning. 
Inspired by: Butter With a Side of Bread

Nutrition Info

Calories: 395kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 20mg | Potassium: 115mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 38g | Vitamin A: 115IU | Vitamin C: 4.4mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 0.6mg
Jennifer Fishkind

About Jenn

Jenn is a mom to three beautiful boys, wife to an amazing husband, social influencer and blogger. I love all things easy recipes, easy crafts, all things hacks, traveling EVERYWHERE and feeding my Pinterest addiction!

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