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APPLE NACHOS {Caramel Apple Slices}

Caramel Apple Nachos are tart Granny Smith apples drizzled with creamy caramel sauce, mini chocolate chips, and salted toasted pecans are a quick and delicious treat. Ready in less than 5 minutes, apple nachos are a great snack for kids of all ages!

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If you’d rather skip my essential cooking tips and tricks and get straight to this delicious recipe – simply scroll to the bottom of the page where you can find the printable recipe card.

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I am always up for a new snack. Especially one that satisfies all my cravings at once!

These caramel apple nachos are easier to make than the traditional caramel apples and easier to share.

Plus, they are easier to eat and don’t leave you with candy toppings all over your face.

Caramel apples always remind me of fall and these make the perfect fall treat, but you can really enjoy them all year long.

Spread out the sliced apples on a plate and add the toppings that you enjoy. Make a large platter and add various toppings to different sections so there is something for everyone!

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INGREDIENTS FOR APPLE NACHOS

  • Granny Smith apples
  • caramel sauce
  • mini chocolate chips
  • toasted pecans
  • assorted sprinkles

Apples – I prefer Granny Smith for this recipe because they are a tart apple and balance out the toppings but you can use your favorite variety of apple.

Caramel Sauce – I like a homemade caramel sauce but you can buy one from the store over by the ice cream toppings.

Chocolate Chips – Mini chocolate chips are easier to eat but use what you have. You can always chop chocolate chunks if you have those on hand.

Pecans – I like to toast and salt my pecans before adding them to the nachos. It brings out the nuttiness and the little addition of salt balances out the apple nachos.

Sprinkles – If you want more color add assorted nonpareils, sprinkles, or jimmies!

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HOW TO MAKE APPLE NACHOS

FIRST: Wash the apples. Core them and slice into wedges or thin slices. Place them in a bowl of water with lemon juice to keep them from browning while you finish the rest of the apples.

SECOND: Pat the apples dry and spread out on a platter or serving tray.

THIRD: Drizzle with caramel topping or spoon the caramel sauce over the apples.

FOURTH: Top with toasted pecans, chocolate chips, and sprinkles. Enjoy immediately.

For the full recipe and detailed instructions, please refer to the recipe card at the bottom of the post.

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HOW TO KEEP APPLES FROM BROWNING

  • Lemon juice: Add 1 teaspoon lemon juice to a bowl of water. Soak the apple slices for 5 minutes and then pat dry. You can also squeeze the lemon juice directly on the apple slices. The apples will have a lemon flavor to them so it might be a little strong.
  • Salt water: Place 1/4 teaspoon of salt in 2 cups of water. Soak apple slices for 5 minutes. Drain and rinse the apples before topping.
  • Honey: You can also add a spoonful of honey to a bowl of water and soak the apples for 30 seconds. Remove and pat dry before topping.
  • Band together: You can also place the apples back together and secure with a rubber band until ready to use. But once you separate the slices, they will start to brown but don’t require any other steps.

HOW TO STORE LEFTOVERS

Leftover apple nachos can be stored in a covered container in the refrigerator for 2-3 days. You can also prep them a day or two ahead of time and store them in separate containers for an easy grab and go snack.

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APPLE NACHOS TOPPINGS

  • peanuts
  • walnuts
  • almonds
  • sunflower seeds
  • pumpkin seeds
  • pistachios
  • chocolate chips
  • sprinkles
  • candybars
  • toffee bits
  • marshmallow
  • caramel sauce
  • Reese’s pieces
  • butterscotch chips
  • pretzels
  • coconut
  • potato chips
  • granola
  • caramel corn
  • honey
  • peanut butter

HEALTHY OPTIONAL TOPPINGS

Other healthy toppings to try include flax seeds, raisins, dried cherries, various nut butters, a sprinkle of cinnamon, or a drizzle of maple syrup.

My favorite combination is caramel apple slices drizzled with melted marshmallow, melted white chocolate, and sprinkles. Kids love sprinkles!

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This totally flexible and versatile caramel apple recipe can be customized any way you like. Choose your favorite apples and toppings and serve them as a snack, an appetizer, or an apple dessert. This apple nachos recipe is perfect for any time of year and for kids and adults alike.

MORE EASY FINGER FOODS

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Easy Apple Nachos

Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Ready in less than 5 minutes, apple nachos are a great snack for kids of all ages!

Ingredients

  • 3 Granny Smith Apples
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup caramel sauce
  • 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup toasted pecans
  • 1/4 cup toffee bits
  • 1/8 cup assorted sprinkles

Instructions

  1. Place water in a bowl and add the lemon juice. Stir to mix.
  2. Core and slice the apples and place the slices in the lemon water until ready to serve to keep from browning.
  3. To assemble the apple nachos, pat the apple slices dry and then layer on the serving platter.
  4. Drizzle with caramel sauce.
  5. Top with mini chocolate chip, toasted pecans, and sprinkles.
  6. Serve and enjoy!

Notes

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 173Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 84mgCarbohydrates: 28gFiber: 2gSugar: 25gProtein: 1g

This nutrition information was generated via a third party. I can not be held liable for any discrepancies in the information provided.

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Amy (Savory Moments)

Friday 17th of September 2021

These look super fun and tasty! I know my kids would have a lot of fun with these for sure!

Cindy

Thursday 16th of September 2021

A great snack idea for a fall party!

Lynn @ Fresh April Flours

Thursday 16th of September 2021

My kids would LOVE this!

Inger@Art of Natural Living

Thursday 16th of September 2021

This makes me wish my kids were younger. Wouldn't this be the best after school snack EVER!

Jolene

Thursday 16th of September 2021

These will be super fun to make with my niece!

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