Caramel Apple Nachos

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Caramel Apple Nachos are a deconstructed caramel apple made with a plate of freshly sliced apples drizzled with melted caramel and chocolate. This plate full of sweet goodness is easy to make and easy to share.

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Caramel Apples Are Fall’s Signature Dessert

Fall and caramel apples go hand in hand, wouldn’t you agree?

I love making caramel apples with my kids in the fall, it’s truly the dessert of Fall.

With that being said, you can make another fun and tasty fall treat with this caramel apple nachos recipe.

You can even customize your toppings and get the kids to join in on the fun on making and eating these.

Want another fall recipe? Try our Apple Cider Donut Holes and Pumpkin Spice Twinkies

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How to Keep Apples from Browning

Apples turn brown quickly after cutting so, if you want to try to prevent this, you can soak sliced apples in lime or lemon juice for 1-2 minutes. You can also squeeze fresh lemon juice over the top of the apples, allow to dry and then add your toppings.

Since this method may only work temporarily, I recommend slicing your apples and preparing your caramel apple nachos right before serving.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • It is easy to make – Cut your fresh apples and arrange on a plate then drizzling your toppings and enjoy!
  • It is delicious – If you love caramel apples, this is for you. It’s the same taste and texture in a fun nacho form.
  • It is perfect for a crowd – You can make a large tray or pan of these for sharing just adjust the servings as needed.
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What You Need to Make Caramel Apple Nachos

  • Fresh Apples – You can use your kind – I prefer Granny Smith and Cosmic Crisp Apples
  • Caramel Sauce– You can get the bottled kind or melt your own using squares of caramel
  • Mini Chocolate Chips – You can melt these and drizzle or just place them on top
  • Lemon and/or Lime Juice – Optional but helps prevent browning
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Helpful Tips

  • You can use pre-sliced apples from the store if you wish.
  • Other topping options include: peanuts, tree nuts, M&M’s, sprinkles, mini pretzels (crushed), white chocolate chips, melted mini marshmallows, crushed Oreos, melted peanut butter and anything sweet/savory you can think of!
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Caramel Apple Nachos

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How to make a delicious plate full of caramel apple nachos
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 10


  • 4 Cosmic Crisp Apples or other red apples
  • 4 Granny Smith Apples
  • Lime juice optional (fresh is best)
  • Caramel Sauce
  • Chocolate Chips


  • Wash, dry and slice the apples into thin slices.
  • Soak the apples in lime juice for 1-2 minutes, if desired, to prevent the apples browning.
  • Arrange the apple slices on a large plate or platter as you please.
  • Drizzle the apples with caramel sauce, and sprinkle with chocolate chips.
  • Serve and Enjoy!


Serving: 1

Nutrition information is a rough estimate only; actual values will vary based on the exact ingredients used and amount of recipe prepared.

Keyword caramel apple nachos, dessert nachos
Course Appetizer, Dessert
Cuisine American
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