Caramel Apple Nachos

Caramel Apple Nachos
Caramel Apple Nachos

I love caramel apples, so I knew I would love these caramel apple nachos.  Originally I thought I would use this recipe for homemade caramel, but I got lazy and just melted some store bought caramels, which worked just fine.  I also thought caramel apple nachos might be a little easier and less messy to eat than traditional caramel apples.  Nope.  They were still pretty messy with all that ooey gooey caramel, but that's part of the fun of eating caramel apples, right?

Caramel apple nachos are delicious and a whole lot of fun to eat!  However, it's not a recipe you want to make ahead of time.  The apples will turn brown quickly and you really want to enjoy that caramel while its still warm and gooey!

The original recipe uses melted white chocolate and pieces of Heath candy, but add whatever you like on your caramel apples.  I used chopped peanuts which were yummy!  Other toppings could be crushed salty pretzels, your favorite nuts or candy.  (I'm thinking M&M's would be good.)  What would you put on your caramel apple nachos?

two green granny smith apples, cored and sliced
half a bag of caramel
1 teaspoon water
1/4 cup chopped peanuts
2 Tablespoons mini chocolate chips

1.  Unwrap caramels.  Place in a saucepan with one teaspoon of water over medium low heat.  Stir constantly until caramels are melted.
2.  Drizzle melted caramel over sliced apples.
3.  Sprinkle with chopped peanuts and mini chocolate chips.

Caramel Apple Nachos

Inspired by this pin for caramel apple nachos.

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Skillet Sausage and Peppers

Skillet Sausage and Peppers
Skillet Sausage and Peppers

I love recipes that can be made in just one pan or one pot, don't you?  They're super easy to make and fewer dishes to wash!  This recipe for skillet sausage and peppers cooks in one pan and is a meal all on it's own, though it would be just as good with some fresh bread or a salad.  I love the subtle differences in flavor of the red, green, and yellow peppers and all the color they add to this dish.  I've made this a couple of times and everybody likes it.  There's never any leftovers!  Just follow this pin for skillet sausage and peppers to the recipe.

Skillet Sausage and Peppers

Looking for more one skillet dishes?


Skillet Sausage and Peppers inspired by this pin.

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Halloween Monster Donuts

Halloween Monster Donuts
Halloween Monster Donuts

Monsters are supposed to be scary, but these monster donuts make me smile!  They're just so darn funny!  Monster donuts are the perfect thing to take to a Halloween party, especially if you don't have a lot of time.  Just buy a box of store bought donuts, stick some plastic vampire teeth in the center of each one, and add two chocolate chips for the eyes.  Done.

Seriously, who could resist these cute little guys?

Halloween Monster Donuts

Inspired by this pin for monster donuts.

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Pin Junkie Blogiversary Party

Welcome to The Pin Junkie!  
 I'm on a mission to do the things I pin on Pinterest and try something new every day!
 I'm so glad you're here to party with us!

Join the party every Thursday at 7:00PM MST

Here's what I've been up to this week:

best pinterest inspired projects pinned it did it paris best recipes on pinterest

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Two years ago, I decided to actually do the things I pinned on Pinterest.  I made a few crafts, tried a few recipes and had so much fun, I wanted to share my love of Pinterest with everyone and The Pin Junkie was born!  Now I'm completely addicted and working my way through Pinterest one project at a time.  You can join me at:

The Pin Junkie is celebrating it's two year blogiversary and these bloggers are helping to celebrate in style with a HUGE link party! When you share your crafts and recipes at this party, they will be seen on all 40 of these blogs!

Party Rules
1.  Share anything family friendly - crafts, recipes, DIY projects.
2.  Visit other links at the party.  It's always nice to leave some comments and pin from the original source.
3.  Visit and follow a few of the co-hosts.  They'd love it if you dropped by to say hello!

New Mrs. Adventures Made in a Day
Jewels of Sayuri Mom Home Guide
Wow I Like That Blogghetti
Natural Maker Mom at Satsuma Designs 2 Crochet Hooks
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Delightful Mom So Much To Make
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 Who Gave The Baby Coffee What About DIYFunIdeas
 Jenny Marie A Peek Into My Paradise
Sweet Baked Life

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There were so many great projects shared at last week's party!  Thanks to everyone for sharing your projects, recipes and tips.  I can't wait to see what you will share this week!  But first, take a look at some features from last week's party.

Free Halloween Patterns & PicMonkey Tutorial
Free Halloween Patterns & PicMonkey Tutorial

halloween concrete tombstones diy
DIY Halloween Concrete Tombstones

scuba-diver-halloween-costume diy
DIY Scuba Diver Halloween Costume

acorn cake pops
Acorn Brownie Pops
by  Karyn at Pint Sized Baker

pumpkin candy dish diy
Pumpkin Candy Dish
by Holly at McCall Manor