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
5 oz. 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.