These Caramel Apple Nachos are a fruit based snack option that kids love! It has the perfect balance between the tart crispness of the apples and the sweetness of the caramel and chocolate chips.
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Two things I could count on with either kid was an apple was always a welcome snack. Whether whole apples or sliced apples, they were one snack food I could count on that wouldn't be traded during their school lunch!
A gooey Caramel Apple Nachos recipe gives you just a touch of sweetness while keeping it one of our favorite snack recipes.
What's awesome about these apple nachos with caramel sauce topping. Kids are assured to get a full serving of fruit while enjoying a sweet treat.
While we topped our nachos with caramel, chocolate chips and peanuts, they are super versatile! See our list of other caramel apple nacho topping ideas below.
Caramel Apple Nachos
Caramel Apple Nachos Ingredients:
To make these sweet treat you'll need (see recipe card below for quantities and details):
Chopped Peanuts (Or Sunflower Seeds or Other Nuts)
Mini Semisweet Chocolate Chips
How to Make Caramel Apple Nachos:
1: Core apples
2: Cut into 1/4″ slices.
3: Heat caramels and water for 30 seconds and stir. Heat in additional 5-second increments, stirring in between until melted and smooth.
4: Arrange apple slices on a plate and drizzle with caramel. Sprinkle with chocolate chips and nuts and serve.
Pro Tip to Keep Apples Slices from Browning:
If you won't be eating your nachos immediately and want to keep the apple slices from turning brown, soak them in a water for 3-5 minutes, adding 1 Tablespoon of lemon juice for each cup of water. Drain and rinse before using.
Other Caramel Apple Nachos Toppings Ideas:
- Mini M&Ms
- Dried Fruit
- Hot Fudge
- Sunflower Seeds
- Shredded Coconut
- Peanut Butter Drizzle
- Mini Marshmallows
What Type of Apple is Best for Nachos?
The best type of apple is whatever your kids will eat! I like to combine the colors of green Granny Smith Apples and red Honeycrisp Apples, but the options are really up to you. If you haven't tried a Sweet Tango apple yet, they're delicious!
Another Tasty Apple Snack Idea:
A tasty and portable apple snack for kids is our Apple Sandwiches Recipe! Fill apple slices with peanut butter or nut butter and granola (or other toppings) for a fun snack perfect for lunch boxes.
PIN THIS RECIPE:
- 15 Caramels
- 1 tsp Water
- 3-4 Apples
- 1/4 cup Chopped Peanuts
- 1/4 cup Mini Semisweet Chocolate Chips
- Core apples and cut into 1/4" slices.
- Heat caramels and water for 30 seconds and stir. Heat in additional 5-second increments, stirring in between until melted and smooth.
- Arrange apple slices on a plate and drizzle with caramel.
Sprinkle with chocolate chips and nuts and serve.
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