Most Viewed Recipe- Apple Nachos

This week I thought it would be fun to recap 2011 for you here at Shugary Sweets. Today’s recipe is Apple Nachos. This is by far my most viewed recipe of all time. First it was stumbled on “stumbleupon,” then later this fall it took off on Pinterest. I still get hundreds of views daily on this recipe alone!

What cracks me up is this was not a planned “recipe.” This was, “mom I’m hungry, can you make us a snack.”
We have enjoyed these nachos several times, and think of all the possibilities…peanut butter version, smore’s, you name it!

Oh, and when I made this I thought it would be “cleaner” to eat than a candy apple. It’s not. It’s gooey, and messy, and sticky, and absolutely divine!


Yield: serves 8-10

Apple Nacho

Apple Nacho


  • 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


  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!

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8 comments on “Most Viewed Recipe- Apple Nachos”

  1. Beautiful!!! I can see why this is your most viewed recipe…looking forward to seeing the rest of your posts in this series 🙂

  2. We love apples this way too! Bring on the cavities:-)

  3. I think I remember seeing this earlier in the year because I started making them! I love these!

  4. oh so yummy we make this a lot in the fall check out what I shared at

  5. Yummy. These look great. I can’t wait to try them!

  6. I am so against fruit in deserts, but then again this could be considered healthy with all the fruit. it is a fine line!

  7. Oh yeah….one of my favorites for sure! Definitely spotlighting this one again on my Facebook page too!

    Thank you so much for being a part of “A Little Birdie Told Me…” Tuesday at Rook No. 17! I can’t wait to see what you’ll bring to the share-nest tomorrow!

    Happy New Year!

  8. I dunked my apples in diluted lemon juice first to keep them from browning. Tasty? Yes! But I would say this is absolutely a “serve immediately” kind of dish rather than a “take to a party” dish. I think the apples let off some fluid and after about an hour, the apples were mired in a swamp…a delicious, yummy swamp. Still really good, but not nearly as attractive

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