Apple Nachos

by aimee @ shugarysweets on June 30, 2011

Apple Nachos: delicious layer of sweet apples topped with caramel, chocolate, marshmallow, nuts and chocolate morsels
Raise your hand if you like caramel apples? Yeah, me too! There is a little candy and ice cream shop back in my hometown that had the very best Candy Apples. I say “candy apples” because these things were monstrous. Coated with different candies, my favorite being toffee.
Apple Nachos: a delicious snack to feed a crowd. Top apples with chocolate, caramel, marshmallow and nuts #apple @shugarysweets

 But that’s not what I made. As you can see. My rugrats were wanting a snack. So instead of giving them apple slices, I once again went over the top! I had a vision that these would be easier to eat than caramel apples. They’re not. They are gooey, and messy and totally delicious. Maybe next time I would eat them with a fork. But it was all good, cause the kids ate it outside. And rinsed with the hose. And probably took a drink of water out of the hose (gasp)! Then ate dirt. Okay fine, I exaggerate. But the hose part is real, (please don’t email me the dangers of drinking out of hoses. We like to live dangerously)!

Apple Nachos: a delicious snack to feed a crowd. Top apples with chocolate, caramel, marshmallow and nuts #apple @shugarysweets

 This served a crowd of 7 people, with a few slices left over. Enjoy!

Apple Nachos

Yield: 6-8

Ingredients

  • 4 large Granny Smith apples, sliced
  • 35 large marshmallows
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 35 caramels
  • 1 Tbsp evaporated milk (or half and half)
  • 1/4 cup peanuts
  • 1/4 cup mini semi-sweet morsels
  • 2 Tbsp chocolate syrup

Instructions

  1. Slice apples and arrange on platter.
  2. In saucepan, melt marshmallows and butter until creamy. Set aside.
  3. In microwave dish, melt caramels with milk (cooking in 30 second intervals, and stirring). Set aside.
  4. Pour marshmallow cream over apple slices, followed by caramel sauce. Drizzle chocolate syrup and sprinkle with peanuts and mini chocolate morsels. Serve immediately and enjoy!
  5. **Adapted slightly from Taste of Home magazine
http://www.shugarysweets.com/2011/06/apple-nachos

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Lizzy June 30, 2011 at 11:22 am

How fun! And so beautifully arranged! I can see how it could get a little messy, but that’s all part of eating caramel apples, too :)

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Holly June 30, 2011 at 2:55 pm

I am totally raising my hand! I ♥ Caramel Apples.. In Nacho form is pure genius! Love it!

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purabi naha June 30, 2011 at 4:33 pm

These apple nachos look so colourful…never thought of having apples as nachos! Great!!

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Eccentric Kitchen (Steph) June 30, 2011 at 6:10 pm

WOW…These sound seriously AMAZING!!!! I’m your newest follower!

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carolinaheartstrings June 30, 2011 at 6:35 pm

As always you have the best looking sweet recipes! This just looks so yummy. Great pictures. Come over and visit us today. We have a wonderful chilled soup and a great give away from the Fairy Hobmother.

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Caffeinated OC Mommy June 30, 2011 at 7:05 pm

OHhh my Aimee! I never knew that I could lick the lipstick off my lips by looking at your blog! Cups Up! xoxo

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Leslie June 30, 2011 at 9:43 pm

My daughter gets all giddy just when I say apple slices, so she would be over-the-top-excited if I made this…fantastic!

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Katie @ This Chick Cooks July 1, 2011 at 1:07 am

Oh my! I am drooling just looking at those delicious apples! How yummy!

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Katie @ This Chick Cooks July 1, 2011 at 1:07 am

Oh my! I am drooling just looking at those delicious apples! How yummy!

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Lisa July 1, 2011 at 1:34 am

Oh my gosh, that’s a sugar high for sure.

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Ali July 1, 2011 at 1:59 am

My name is Ali and I am from the Water Services Department.

I was forwarded this address by a concerned reader: Miss A. Busybody in regards to the dangers of drinking out of hoses after apple consumption.

Danger #1 – Bacteria growth in warm standing water. Let the water get nice and cold before drinking.

Danger #2 – Lead passed from the hose to the hose-drinker.

Please be advised that a second or two worth of a cool sip from the house is NO JOKING MATTER. You might as well send your kids to much on the old paint in your closets.

Please be advised that we will follow up with this situation should any children be found frolicking and hose sipping in your yard in the future.

Stuffily,
Me

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Miz Helen July 1, 2011 at 2:45 am

Oh my,
This looks like an awesome treat and it looks so pretty. I think that all ages would enjoy this nice treat. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and come back real soon.
Hope you have a great week end!
Miz Helen

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Lisa July 1, 2011 at 1:02 pm

Fun treat! I forgot that I used to do this! Great way to get your fruit AND make it a little sweeter. I definitely need to try these again soon.

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kristy July 1, 2011 at 3:34 pm

These look so pretty! My kids would have these eaten up in about 5 minutes! What a clever idea…apple nachos. I love it. :)

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Kristy July 1, 2011 at 6:09 pm

My goodness that looks delicious!!!

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Sky {Capital B} July 1, 2011 at 9:22 pm

I’m 200% certain I never should have found your blog! These look amazing- we LOVE caramel apples and this is a more summery way to do them! Will absolutely try this- your blog is amazing! Thrilled to be your newest follower :)

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Kim McCallie July 2, 2011 at 4:42 pm

I love any dessert that involves apples and caramel! Yummy! This looks divine. I’d like to invite you to share some of your recipes on A Well-Seasoned Life’s Sweet Indulgences Sunday.

http://www.wellseasonedlife.com/2011/07/sweet-indulgences-sunday-11.html

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Angie July 3, 2011 at 2:31 pm

This looks absolutely fantastic….I can’t wait to surprise my family with this one.

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Confessions of a Stay at Home Mommy July 5, 2011 at 5:08 pm

My little girl has a sleepover coming up. I am so making these! I would love it if you would link up to my Tuesday Confessional link party going on now: http://www.craftyconfessions.com/2011/07/tuesday-confessional-link-up-2.html. I hope to see you soon!
~Macy from Confessions of a SAHM

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Coley July 5, 2011 at 5:50 pm

You are soo making me hungry. MMMMMmmmmmm

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Peace Love & Poop July 5, 2011 at 11:44 pm

Oh my, these look amazing! Can I have some?? :)

New blog follower! Come follow back and enter my great giveaways! http://www.peacelovepoop.com

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Tanya @ Greetings From the Asylum July 6, 2011 at 12:12 am

Oh my, divine! My family would love this! Thanks for sharing!

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ladybehindthecurtain.com July 6, 2011 at 5:11 am

This recipe looks so good. I would love it if you came over to my party “Cast Party Wednesday” tomorrow and shared some of your recipes with us.
Thanks,
I hope to see you there!

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Ms Bibi July 6, 2011 at 4:55 pm

That looks awesome. We are camping right now and I am seriously considering to make this tonight instead of same old smore’s.

Hope you can stop by and share it at Foodie Wednesday
http://www.dailyorganizedchaos.com/meatballs-stroganoff/

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Rachel July 7, 2011 at 2:57 pm

beautiful pics!

This is such a fun recipe, will have to try it with the kids when I get home!

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Rock Kitaro July 7, 2011 at 9:45 pm

Looks good! Thanks for this!!

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Anonymous July 10, 2011 at 8:44 pm

These look amazing and since my hubby is gluten free he can eat them too! That makes me VERY happy! Also, I drank out of a hose all the time growing up! I’ve had no ill effects from it! Drink away! :)

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Jenn Erickson July 11, 2011 at 5:12 pm

Mmmm…messy, but divine! And beautiful presentation too!

I definitely need to try this!

Thank you so much for sharing it on “A Little Birdie Told Me…” Tuesday!

Jenn

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Sarah the Writer July 12, 2011 at 5:41 am

Everything I love (except the evaporated milk – not sure I’ve ever had it) is in this! Looks delicious and tooth-rottening at the same time :D

Found you on For the Love of Blog’s Tasty Tuesday post and am now following. I bake as a hobby but often post recipes I make. Plus, I’m always look for new recipes to try :)

Sarah the Writer
http://introvertedwriter.blogspot.com

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Linda @ Linda's Lunacy July 12, 2011 at 4:37 pm

That looks so delicious! My family would love this. Thanks for the recipe.

I’d love it if you stopped by and linked this up to my Making a Home Linky. :)

Linda @ Linda’s Lunacy
lindaslunacy.com

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Lilu July 12, 2011 at 5:30 pm

That looks so lovely *__* I NEED to come up with how to make a vegan version out of this, it looks absolutely delicious… AND I CAN’T EAT IT… *supermegapout*

Hopping over from Tasty Tuesday on FTLOB. I am definitely following you… ^__^

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Brandi @ Frugal Farmhouse July 12, 2011 at 7:36 pm

these are perfection!

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Jane @ Going Jane July 14, 2011 at 1:41 pm

Oh, yum!!

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Desi July 21, 2011 at 3:11 pm

You are the most creativest (is that a word? lol) mommy in the world!

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Mrs.T August 4, 2011 at 8:20 pm

What a great idea! I would never have thought of this, but I will be trying this with the fall apple crop. Thanks for sharing!

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Sarah August 15, 2011 at 7:27 pm

Looks yummo! I went to a party once that had the best apple platter ever!! Take a block of lowfat cream cheese put in the middle of the platter. Drizzle with caramel and butterscotch topping and sprinkle with granola! To die for!!

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Sarah August 15, 2011 at 7:28 pm

I forgot to mention to place assorted sliced apples all around it :)

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Pamela August 18, 2011 at 11:42 am

There are dangers to drinking out a hose – who knew??

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Rug Cleaning Los Angeles August 18, 2011 at 5:26 pm

What a cute spin on nachos!! These look so delicious and great to take to a get together!
-Rachel

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Charmaine Poulin September 4, 2011 at 12:36 am

Oh my gosh…those look ridiculously amazing!!!!! and ps…..my kids drank from the hose again this year….don’t tell!

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Mindie Hilton September 16, 2011 at 12:56 pm

I love your recipe, what great party food. Thanks for linking up at bacon Time.

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Mary September 19, 2011 at 1:14 pm

Oh my gosh! This looks divine. I definitely would not have left any slices behind.

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Mindie Hilton September 20, 2011 at 3:08 pm

I am going to feature these on Thursday afternoon at Bacon Time :)

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Ducky September 28, 2011 at 2:44 pm

This is amazing! I love your blog. Followed!

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Michael Ann October 9, 2011 at 3:38 pm

What a great idea! And it looks so pretty!

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Twolfmom December 3, 2011 at 2:48 am

I just bought pears that I need to serve to large crowd on Sunday after church. I think I will use this recipe! It looks really great! Thanks for posting it!

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PowerCake December 5, 2011 at 1:17 am

This is an awesome idea!! Love it!

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Anonymous January 26, 2012 at 3:32 am

First…these look amazing. I will definitely be trying this in the future.

Secondly… is the one comment for real about the dangers of water hose drinking?? Who HASN’T drank from a water hose. Geesh.

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Anonymous January 26, 2012 at 7:08 pm

How long do you think this dish can sit out before the apples start to brown?

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Aimee January 26, 2012 at 8:18 pm

@anonymous…if you want, you can toss the apples with a little bit of lemon juice to keep them from browning. Otherwise, we eat it right away!

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Julia @The Roasted Root February 5, 2012 at 3:38 am

All I can say is WOW! This is a wonderful idea and perfect for entertaining guests!

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Jessie February 14, 2012 at 8:35 pm

I made this as a snack for my kids and me – thank you!

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Andrea February 25, 2012 at 10:31 pm

These apple nachos are brilliant. My only problem is I need them now and I don’t have any. Thanks for coming by my blog. I just love yours and am happy to be following it.

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Lisa March 22, 2012 at 2:41 pm

Had to pin this too. OMG your killing me. Love your foodie ideas.

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Barb March 25, 2012 at 2:47 pm

To make these less messy, try Skewering the Apples before putting them on the plate, then drizzle all the sweet goodness over them and top with your variety of nuts and chopped nuts .. You could use any assortment of apples also.

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CJAYMom April 17, 2012 at 1:30 pm

These look delicious and I can’t wait to try them.

Just became a follower.

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Shannon May 13, 2012 at 2:36 am

Just found you through the blog hop, and I’m so excited to follow you!! This recipe looks great!!

I’d love for you to stop by my blog sometime!

Shannon@SewSweetCottage

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Katie Adams May 16, 2012 at 12:49 pm

I have this and it is AMAZING! I featured you on my blog today. Stop by and grab a feature button and wear it proudly! Thanks for the great recipe!

http://thecraftyblogstalker.blogspot.com/2012/05/apple-nachos.html

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The Stuff of Success June 15, 2012 at 12:49 am

This looks so pretty and so delicious. Thanks for linking to the Summer Fun Party. I am one of the cohosts from TheStuffofSuccess. Feel free to stop by and say hello. Have a great week. I am also your newest follower. Athena

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Danielle Wagasky July 7, 2012 at 11:30 pm

I featured you today on Blissful and Domestic. Stop by and check it out!

http://www.blissfulanddomestic.com

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Debi July 29, 2012 at 6:30 pm

This looks delicious. I have a link party, and I would love it if you would link this post. You can find it at
http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2012/07/face-cleansing-oil-and-wednesdays.html
It is called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party.
I hope to see you there. Have a great Day.
Debi Bolocofsky
Adorned From Above
http://www.adornedfromabove.com

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Chelsea August 2, 2012 at 2:02 am

I know that this is one of your older recipes, but I think I found my first recipe to try. I love apples and caramel. I think I will use fluff instead. I hope it will come out OK.

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Aimee August 2, 2012 at 2:41 am

Fluff works great, have used it myself!!!

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JenmiJenmi August 7, 2012 at 3:40 pm

Love this idea. Here is a link to my chocolate nachos, I thought you might like them too. http://www.jenmijenmi.com/chocolate-nachos/ :-)

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Anonymous August 27, 2012 at 12:10 pm

I had something similar at a family reunion. Mix 2 tbs brown sugar w/ a block of crm cheese and either form it in middle of plate or you could spread it in a sm dish. Then sprinkle with tofee bits and drizzle with caramel ice cream topping. Serve with sliced green apples for dipping. delish

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julie August 28, 2012 at 4:34 am

OMGAGA talk about candy apples yummy yummy. Thanks foe sharing

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Aya Basil September 7, 2012 at 9:08 am

looks very yummy and unique

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Dawna September 25, 2012 at 7:06 pm

Great idea and I loved drinking out of the hose. I did it all the time as a kid and adult. SO I say HOOEY to all the hose crap. I’m 55 and healthy as a horse so I’m thinking it’s fine. I may have ate dirt too I know I ate paste in Kindergarten so all the stuff is right of passage. But the apples look awesome. Sad to share LOL

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Anonymous September 28, 2012 at 2:47 pm

may try this with melted rolos, my son has a nut allergy and I have rolos at home now. Good snack for the rainy day we are having!!

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Anonymous December 15, 2012 at 11:21 am

Real apple nachos link

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Melinda April 15, 2013 at 2:09 am

I love your posts. This one really hit home for us – we had to try them immediately. The only one who came out neatly was the child in the house at the time. She wanted to try bathing in the hose and having a drink out of it, but I was able to say truthfully that the weather wasn’t acceptable and we didn’t have a hose. On the other hand, I drank out of hoses all the time as a kid, sometimes removing the sprinkler so we could. It didn’t do us any harm, although my grandmother swore it raised out IQ every time we did so she asked us to stop. Thanks again for this great recipe.

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aimee @ shugarysweets April 15, 2013 at 8:41 am

Thanks Melinda, glad your kiddos enjoyed the apples!! And such a sweet story too :)
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Gina April 17, 2013 at 2:03 am

Anybody have any ideas how to make this lactose free? I know there are substitutes for the chocolate, but what about the caramel and condensed milk?

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Toni April 17, 2013 at 2:39 pm

Wow! I bet this would be great with pears, too!

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BitsyBet September 7, 2013 at 3:29 pm

I see another use for my pizza pan. Can’t wait to try this one.

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Eat Good 4 Life October 12, 2013 at 6:24 pm

Holly smokes, I just saw this. These are the best nachos I have ever seen in my life :-) I am going to share this recipe in my FB page. I just love this idea!
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Malissa January 31, 2014 at 5:26 pm

I think I’ll try this but pop them in the freezer before serving. I think it may make them slightly less messy.

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