Caramel Apple Nachos are a great way to enjoy "caramel apples" without all the mess and work! Fresh apples are layered with caramel, nuts, chocolate chips, M&M's and sprinkles! It's a quick, no bake snack! It would also make a "healthier" dessert option.
3-4large fresh apples honeycrisp is a great option
mini chocolate chips
Caramel Sauce (or see notes for other options)
¾cuppacked brown sugar
⅓cupheavy whipping cream
½cupchopped pecans or any other nut that you like!
Apple Bath to Prevent Browning
6cups cool water
3tablespoonfresh lemon juice
Caramel Pecan Sauce
Start by making the caramel sauce - in a small saucepan combine the brown sugar, butter, and karo syrup, stir together to combine. Bring to a boil and stir constantly while boiling for 1 minute. Remove from the heat and whisk in the heavy cream. Stir in the pecans. Pop the caramel sauce in the fridge for about 30 minutes to cool and thicken while you prep the nachos. TIP: This caramel sauce can also be made up to 2 weeks in advance and kept in the fridge. It will get very thick in the fridge. Just warm a little on the stovetop when you are ready to use it!
Caramel Apple Nachos
Wash and slice your apples into wedges, removing the inner core and seeds.
In a large bowl combine the 6 cups cool water with 3 tablespoon lemon juice. Pop the apples into this liquid and let sit for 5 minutes. This will prevent your apples from browning for quite a while.
Drain the liquid from the apples and place them on a couple paper towels to dry a little.
Arrange the apple slices in a pinwheel pattern on a plate.
Drizzle with the the caramel pecan sauce. Sprinkle on the mini chocolate chips, mini M&M's and sprinkles.
Serve and enjoy!
Other toppings to consider: peanuts, peanut butter, sprinkles, peanut butter chips, butterscotch chips, almond slices, dried cranberries, melted white chocolate, white chocolate chips, Reese's Pieces, mini marshmallowsOther caramel options: Butter Rum Sauce Recipe, purchase a tub of caramel dip from the store (usually near the apples), melt individually wrapped caramels (like the ones you make caramel apples with)