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Apple Nachos Recipe

Apple Nachos Recipe

It doesn't get much easier than whipping together this colorful, crisp treat. These nacho look-alikes will delight any guest with a sweet tooth! —RaeAnn Gnatkowski, Carrollton, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min. YIELD:24 servings


  • 36 caramels
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 30 large marshmallows
  • 1/3 cup butter, cubed
  • 4 medium tart apples, cored and cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 1/3 cup chopped dry roasted peanuts
  • 1/3 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
  • 3 tablespoons Halloween sprinkles


  • 1. In a microwave, melt caramels with water; stir until smooth.
  • 2. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, melt marshmallows and butter. Arrange apple slices on a large platter. Drizzle with caramel; top with marshmallow mixture. Sprinkle with peanuts, chocolate chips and sprinkles. Serve immediately. Yield: 24 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 149 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 76mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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spectrafan User ID: 6624616 112442
Reviewed Sep. 10, 2014

"Did anyone have a problem with apples turning brown before recipe was completed and dish was served? Thinking about soaking apples in lemon juice..just wondering :-)"

Leilana User ID: 897210 192111
Reviewed Oct. 24, 2013

"These were delicious!! The only problem I had was the thinness of the apple slices. They were too thin and fell apart with the all of the toppings on it. The next time I make them, I will do thicker slices. Other than that they were so good and gobbled up!"

Paella0923 User ID: 7429877 114624
Reviewed Oct. 3, 2013

"I made this recipe for girls' night and it was a huge hit!!! In addition to using the jarred caramel I also used the jarred marshmallow. Much easier and less messy!

I plan on making this recipe for an upcoming halloween party."

StephieJean20 User ID: 4802511 112439
Reviewed Jul. 13, 2013

"Delicious my guests couldn't gobble these up fast enough!"

sekehm User ID: 1245504 212065
Reviewed Sep. 9, 2012

"I am planning on making these for my granddaughter's birthday party. Nice to see the idea of fluff and ice cream topping. I will add peanut butter chips also. It all sounds so yummy!"

ChandiP User ID: 3885565 131007
Reviewed May. 24, 2012

"I will make this again with caramel ice cream topping, and hope it turns out easier to eat then with the melted caramels. My family really liked it I will also try it with cinnamon chips this time. All in all I thought it was fun and tasty just needed to work out a couple of kinks."

sncna User ID: 3490798 175968
Reviewed Oct. 31, 2011

"Took it to a potluck. Came home with a empty plate. They ate them all!"

Jacar User ID: 6306932 189879
Reviewed Oct. 28, 2011

"the other reviews are right - I used the carmamel ice cream topping and it was less sticky.... these were is my new favorite snack recipe"

carter_crazy User ID: 5725153 212064
Reviewed Oct. 5, 2011

"How is a recipe that calls for 36 caramels, 30 large marshmallows, chocolate chips and sprinkles considered 'diabetic friendly'? This dish has 25g of highly processed carbs and only 2g of protein to offset the digestion of all this sugar. This dish is NOT diabetic friendly."

lor1s User ID: 2985155 180505
Reviewed Jan. 13, 2011

"This was an ooey, gooey, delicious mess! But so is a caramel apple, and this was much easier to prepare. We loved it!"

Aseleener User ID: 4375342 123398
Reviewed Nov. 12, 2010

"I can only give this 2 stars as written, and I would not make it again as written. I wish I had read the other reviews before making this! The recipe does not say how long to heat the caramels in the microwave, and I overcooked them. The caramel got hard immediately after drizzling and the whole topping came off when we tried to pick up one apple! I will be making this again, but with ice cream toppings instead. The blurb with the recipe says that "it doesn't get much easier than" this, but using ice cream topping is WAY easier and works out better!"

linerss55 User ID: 5591613 123302
Reviewed Nov. 11, 2010


ppwilliams05 User ID: 3689581 148707
Reviewed Nov. 8, 2010

"Tasty and kids loved it!"

JMartinelli13 User ID: 92779 114623
Reviewed Oct. 24, 2010

"Subbed caramel ice cream topping and heated marshmallow fluff. Used cinnamon chips. :) My son loved them!"

aug2295 User ID: 4631582 108580
Reviewed Oct. 24, 2010

"I just left the marshmallows in chunks and used ice cream topping caramel syrup. My kids couldn't stop eating it!"

CSullivan User ID: 4901277 175796
Reviewed Oct. 18, 2010

"I took this to a football game gathering. Everyone loved them. I made 2 batches because they went so fast. Because I am not a peanut fan, I used chopped pecans instead. I also made my own homemade caramel instead of using caramel pieces."

JessicaRae User ID: 4435739 123293
Reviewed Oct. 17, 2010

"My husband and I ate ourselves sick on this! I had a problem of my marshmallows hardening to where they made the apples stick together, but it was still good! Just be prepared to be sticky up to your eyebrows :)"

keverwann User ID: 1807985 130973
Reviewed Oct. 17, 2010

"I think next time I'll use caramel ice cream topping instead of the caramels and water, melted marshmallow fluff instead of the marshmallows, and 6-8 apples instead of just 4. There was WAY too much topping for 4 apples. I used Gala apples, which was nice too."

JLS08 User ID: 5282006 212063
Reviewed Oct. 5, 2010

"I made this with a Braeburn and Grannie Smith apple. The Braeburn was definitely the better choice. Easy to make, but gooey to eat."

Lillian W User ID: 1438746 130971
Reviewed Oct. 5, 2010

"When it says "serve immediately," it means it! I made these for a party, and everybody loved them, but since I had to make them a couple hours in advance, the apples were mushy (I tossed them with citrus to prevent browning) and the caramel/marshmallow sauces melted. But the flavor was so good that several ladies asked for the recipe!"

yostrobert User ID: 4290658 180504
Reviewed Oct. 3, 2010

"Nice concept. However, the individual caramels set up too fast causing the apple slices to stick together creating a messy appetizer. Better to use prepare ice cream caramel topping or apple dip caramel."

lisasletto User ID: 2790109 190854
Reviewed Sep. 27, 2010

"Excellent! My children (ages 11 and 14) couldn't get enough of them!"

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