Caramel apple nachos are the most laid-back way to make and enjoy caramel apples. Instead of coating whole apples with caramel, the apples are sliced, laid on a plate, drizzled with caramel, and topped with anything your heart desires, like peanuts, chocolate chips, or your favorite candy. Calling this sweet snack that you eat with your hands "nachos" is plain old fun.
How To Keep Apples From Turning Brown
The sliced apples will oxidize and turn brown pretty quickly. No one wants brown apples even if they are covered with caramel, chocolate, and candy. To slow the oxidation, squeeze some lemon all over the apples as you cut them.
Over time the apples will turn brown—there is no stopping it—so if you plan to serve these at a party, we recommend waiting until you're ready to serve before cutting the apples. Caramel apple nachos take very little time to assemble and are so fun—ask your kids or a guest to help!
Other Topping Ideas
There are so many toppings you can sprinkle on top of the apples. Crunchy, salty, or sweet toppings are ideal—add as many or as little as you want. Here are some ideas:
- Crushed pretzels or graham crackers
- Crumbled Oreos
- Peanut butter sauce
- Butterscotch chips
- Candied pecans
- Chopped nuts (any kind)
- Mini marshmallows
- Shredded coconut
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Caramel Apple Nachos
1 green apple, such as Granny Smith
1 red apple, such as Gala
1/3 cup store-bought or homemade caramel sauce, warmed
1/3 cup white or semi-sweet chocolate chips, melted
2 tablespoons mini chocolate chips
2 tablespoons toffee bits
2 tablespoons chopped salted peanuts
2 tablespoons mini M&Ms
2 teaspoons sprinkles
Prepare the apples:
Cut the apples into slices, adding them to a medium bowl, squeezing lemon juice over the top, and tossing them as you go to keep them from turning brown.
Drizzle the caramel and chocolate:
Arrange the apple slices on a plate. Drizzle the caramel and melted chocolate over the top.
Top the caramel apple nachos:
Top the caramel apple nachos with your choice of toppings, such as mini chocolate chips, toffee bits, chopped salted peanuts, mini M&Ms, and/or sprinkles. Serve immediately.
Any leftovers should be stored in the fridge for a day or two. The apples will turn brown and some of the toppings may soften, so these are best eaten right away.
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|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 5g||7%|
|Saturated Fat 3g||14%|
|Total Carbohydrate 67g||25%|
|Dietary Fiber 10g||34%|
|Total Sugars 49g|
|Vitamin C 107mg||533%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|