Caramel Apple Nachos

We can't imagine a more fun way to celebrate apple season than caramel apple nachos—a deconstructed caramel apple that's perfect for snacking. Your kids will be delighted!

caramel apple nachos

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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.

Caramel apple nachos on a plate

Simply Recipes / Laurel Randolph

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:

  • Granola
  • Crushed pretzels or graham crackers
  • Crumbled Oreos
  • Peanut butter sauce
  • Butterscotch chips
  • Candied pecans
  • Chopped nuts (any kind)
  • Mini marshmallows
  • Shredded coconut

More Ways to Celebrate Apple Season

Caramel Apple Nachos

Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Servings 4 servings


  • 1 green apple, such as Granny Smith

  • 1 red apple, such as Gala

  • 1/2 lemon

  • 1/3 cup store-bought or homemade caramel sauce, warmed

  • 1/3 cup white or semi-sweet chocolate chips, melted

Optional toppings

  • 2 tablespoons mini chocolate chips

  • 2 tablespoons toffee bits

  • 2 tablespoons chopped salted peanuts

  • 2 tablespoons mini M&Ms

  • 2 teaspoons sprinkles


  1. 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.

    Cut apples on a cutting board

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  2. Drizzle the caramel and chocolate:

    Arrange the apple slices on a plate. Drizzle the caramel and melted chocolate over the top.

    sliced apples on a plate

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    Drizzle caramel and chocolate on apples

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  3. 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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    Caramel apple nachos on plate

    Simply Recipes / Laurel Randolph

Nutrition Facts (per serving)
289 Calories
5g Fat
67g Carbs
4g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 289
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 7%
Saturated Fat 3g 14%
Cholesterol 3mg 1%
Sodium 110mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 67g 25%
Dietary Fiber 10g 34%
Total Sugars 49g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 107mg 533%
Calcium 99mg 8%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 530mg 11%
*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.
Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. In cases where multiple ingredient alternatives are given, the first listed is calculated for nutrition. Garnishes and optional ingredients are not included.