Caramel Apple Nachos Recipe

Sliced apples are topped with caramel, melted marshmallows, chocolate chips, and sprinkles to create Caramel Apple Nachos, a delicious twist on the classic caramel apple recipe that is simpler to make and easier to share.

I adore fall and I adore caramel apples, so these caramel apple nachos are the ideal autumnal treat. I recently came across this recipe for “nacho style” caramel apples, and I was itching to give it a try. You can add as many (or as few) toppings as you’d like, and it’s straightforward and delicious. My kids love these Caramel Apple Nachos as a snack or dessert, but this is also the ideal recipe to bring to a party! I kept this version fairly simple, but I think they would be delicious with chopped nuts, crushed candy bars, hot fudge – the possibilities are endless!

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Caramel Apple Nachos Recipe

Sliced apples can be easily topped with caramel, melted marshmallows, chocolate chips, and sprinkles to make Caramel Apple Nachos!

Prep: 10min

Total: 10min


  • 30 large marshmallows
  • 5 Tbsp butter
  • 35 caramels ((or 1 bag of caramel bits))
  • 1 Tbsp water
  • 4-5 apples (sliced)
  • toppings (peanuts, sprinkles, mini chocolate chips, crushed candy bars, etc)


  1. Butter and marshmallows should be melted in a pan over low heat. Stir periodically until completely melted and smooth.
  2. Melt the caramels and water in a bowl in the microwave. My caramel was smooth after 45 second intervals of microwaving it while stirring.
  3. Place the sliced apples on a plate, then top with the mixture of caramel and marshmallows.
  4. Add any additional toppings and serve immediately! Enjoy!

Easy Caramel Apple Nachos Recipe


How do you keep caramel from sliding off apples?

You should soak your apples for a few minutes in hot tap water with a little bit of vinegar added to help the caramel adhere to them. Then scrub off any wax with a kitchen towel. Once ready, tilt pan to pool caramel. Each apple should be evenly coated using a twirling motion; let any extra caramel drip off.

Should you let caramel cool before dipping apples?

Before dipping the apples, let the caramel sit out for 3-5 minutes to cool. It will slide off the apples more readily if it’s too hot. Dip an apple in the caramel while holding it by the stick and gently swirl it around to coat all surfaces. Allow any extra caramel to drip off as you lift it up and continue to swirl it.

What are good toppings for caramel apples?

  • Chopped nuts.
  • Coconut.
  • Crushed graham crackers.
  • Crushed Oreos.
  • Sprinkles.
  • Toffee pieces.
  • Mini M&M’s.
  • Chocolate chips.

What is the best way to melt caramel for caramel apples?

Stirring every 30 seconds, heat for a few minutes in the microwave until melted and smooth. You can also melt over a double boiler or in a large, heavy saucepan; however, if using a saucepan, stir it frequently to prevent scorching. One at a time, dunk chilled apples into the caramel

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