The Pin Junkie: Caramel Apple Nachos

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?

Ingredients:
two green granny smith apples, cored and sliced
5 oz. caramel
1 teaspoon water
1/4 cup chopped peanuts
2 Tablespoons mini chocolate chips

Directions:
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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59 comments:

  1. Dear Bonnie, What a delicious way to serve apples!!! Catherine xo

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  2. Oh yum! I love caramel apples but this is so much easier to eat and the caramel to apple ratio is so much better. Pinning.
    Cheers,
    Stephanie

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  3. Hi, Bonnie! These look AMAZING! What a fun twist on nachos. Pinned and tweeted! :)

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  4. I love this fun and easy treat idea! Perfect to set in the middle of a game table or for family night!

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  5. I've had these pinned and on my To do list for awhile. Thanks for the tips! I'm glad to hear they were as good as they look ☺

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  6. This looks so delicious! Can't wait to try it at our next family movie night!

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  7. Okay, I'm a addicted! You have the best ideas! I shared this and a few other things on my SM. I'd like to know where you got the plug in or widget that brings up a box of several Pinterest Pinables from your site. I love that! Coming to you from Freedom Fridays!

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  8. we LOVE these! best part of apple sason

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  9. Delicious and easy! Thanks so much for joining us at Freedom Fridays! Pinning and scheduling to share on my Facebook page! :)

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  10. Those look delicious! I love caramel apples!

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    1. Caramel apples are one of my favorites too!

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  11. You had me at nachos...and then you made them into dessert! OMG, Iove you! Found you on the Huckleberry Love link up =)

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    1. LOL! Hope you like them Kyla and feel free to experiment with different toppings! :)

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    2. I don't get what they mean by caramel , the candies or the syrup?

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  12. This looks so tasty. The only thing is my kids would never want to eat a plain apple again. I still think we will have to try it.

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  13. Nice twist on the traditional caramel apple! We will be pining this. Stopping by from the Mommy Monday blog hip.
    ~Sierra & Faith
    @Winks and Eyerolls

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  14. What a brilliant, kinda of healthy, GF snack. Pinned. Thanks for bringing this to Weekend Bites.

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  15. Do u know how many calories are in a serving? Just curious....I think they would be pretty low. :)

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  16. Do you know how many calories per serving ? I dont think they would be too high. :)

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  17. Love a new idea and your Carmel Apple Nachos is definitely that. I'm sure they will be a fun snack. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick
    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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  18. Hopping here from Adorned From Above. I know this will be a hit with us! Blessings to you and yours!
    Marie @ http://asatisfiedspirit.com and http://healthyhappyholyhome.com

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  19. These look completely amazing! YUM!

    Thanks for joining the Link Up this week!

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  20. I'm a sucker for apples, caramel and peanuts combined in any way. What a great idea for a snack, or even for a healthful, light dessert. Pinned.

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  21. Can't wait to try. Thanks for sharing!

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  22. Seriously yum!
    Melissa@ Lone Star Ginger

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  23. Looks scrumptious!!! Great idea! patsy

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  24. That looks like the perfect movie night snack. I might add peanut butter chips (or peanut butter M&M's) and chocolate chips. Yum! Thanks so much for sharing at Inspire Me Wednesday. Featuring you in next week's issue.

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  25. Holy Cow, these caramel apple nachos looks amazing! I am making this recipe for my Daddy who adores caramel apples!

    Thanks for sharing on Show Me Saturday!
    ~ Ashley

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  26. I love caramel apples too and these look so fun! Thanks for sharing them with SYC. Pinned.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  27. YUMMERS!!! These are going on my Pinterest board for an after school snack, I KNOW my kids will gobble up! Stopping by from the Sparkles of Inspiration Link Up Party, Happy Saturday!!

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  28. Bonnie - this looks awesome! I can't wait to try it. I have been buying tons of apples lately to use in my juicer and to bake with - I am thinking my son's will like this recipe too - pinned it.

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  29. Oh my goodness....these apple nachos look simply amazing! I can't wait to try them for my family! Thanks for sharing! PINNED!

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  30. Love apples, so I love this idea! What a great way to have the taste of taffy apples, but control the portion...thanks for sharing!

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  31. That looks like a really yummy dessert. I will be featuring this tonight at my Fall into Fall link party that opens at 8pm EST. Please stop by and pick up an I've Been Featured button. Thanks. http://diybydesign.blogspot.com

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  32. Stopping by from the One Project at a Time link party. These sound delicious! I will definitely have to give them a try. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  33. Really popular post, I'd love to eat some of those and while my hubs isn't much a caramel apple lover he'd go for the choc chips and peanuts on them. I'd so love to have some but due to doggoned health problem all my bottom teeth are gone, can't eat so many healthy foods as well as fun foods. I'll show this to my daughter, she'd like something like this to offer her kids/friends. Great post, love it even if I can't eat any of it. I'll just drool in private. Happy week

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  34. Hi Bonnie, I wanted to let you know that I'm featuring these over at the Retro Re-pin party today over on Sustaining the Powers. (Tue 8pmET-Thur 8pm ET) I made them on Saturday night with some leftover Halloween candy and they were AWESOME. I'm pretty sure it's our new go-to snack. Thanks for sharing them with the party!

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  35. I can see my husband putting these away while complaining that I feed him too much! It's pretty funny - he complains when I make "treats" and says I'll make him fat, but then he eats them anyway. =p

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  36. What a fun idea! Thank you for linking up to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Party. I have pinned your post to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Board.

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  37. Thank so much for linking up to the Say G'day Saturday Party. This looks so delicious!

    I've pinned this to the Say G'day board!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

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  38. I love this idea because there really is just no easy or elegant way to eat a whole caramel apple. Featuring when my link party opens up tonight.

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    1. I thought these would be less messy than a caramel apple, but I was wrong! Still fun to eat though and so good! Thanks so much for the feature at your party!

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  39. This is a perfect exchange instead of a caramel apple, there's never caramel to apple ratio. Looks delicious!

    Thank you for linking up with Creative Style Linkup! Have a blessed weekend!

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  40. These nachos are great! They are such a fun idea and look incredibly delicious too. I saw this over on the Wednesday Roundup and I would love to invite you to share this (and anything else you'd like!) over on the Pure Blog Love link party at http://picnicnz.blogspot.com/

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  41. LOVE that it's in slices. That way you can get all the caramel and chocolate in every bite instead of just the surface. Thanks for linking up to Show Me Saturday!

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  42. oh apples and caramel... my favorite!! thanks for linking up to the Create LInk Inspire party. You are being featured today on Nap-Time Creations in some great fall food!! Check it out! Emily

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  43. That's a great twist on a healthy snack. Thanks for sharing!

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  44. I have a small amount of tinned caramel sauce in the fridge left over form something else and green apples. I am going to throw something similar to this together right now and enjoy it with my cup of tea, I am thinking this could easily turn into my new favourite snack!

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  45. I love these... I've been making them for years, yours are so much prettier... One way to keep apples fresh is to add a couple tablespoons of fresh lemon juice to a glass container, add sliced apples, seal the container and shake up coating the apples with the lemon juice, then refrigerate until your ready to use... this will help keep your apples from turning brown... I've cut up my apples a day in advance... then put it all together right before serving. Saves some time if your prepping for a large party, no more pealing the apples at the last moment =0)

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    1. Great tip! I'll definitely try it the next time I make these.

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  46. Wow! that looks so good.
    Found you on the retro repin.

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  47. This is a much easier way to eat caramel apples!

    Thanks for sharing on Tasty Tuesdays. Hope to see you back next week.

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  48. I just bought caramel and apples. How convenient. I am ready to try this!

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  49. I wonder if you can candid the apples too?

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  50. I think I'll try swapping out chocolate pieces with toffee pieces..num!

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  51. Made these for my daughters slumber party they were a big hit. I used crushed oreos and leftover Halloween candy bars crushed and warmed carmel dipping sauce and walnuts.

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  52. Made there last night with my boyfriend and they were awesome..

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