"Have your candy apple the easy way: served as dessert nachos with cut apples drizzled with caramel sauce, white chocolate, and crumbled Heath candy bars."
If you love caramel apples but not the struggle of how to eat them gracefully (c’mon, you know what I mean) then these caramel apple nachos are your best bet.
And, you guys, I can’t tell you how thrilled I was to discover these delicious dessert nachos, because, you see… I’m a klutz. Like, impossible to walk in a straight line on a flat surface kind of klutz. So klutz-like that I might just fall right out of my chair for no good reason.
So, I’m sure you can imagine how intimidating a sticky and top heavy fruit balanced on the end of a tiny stick would be for someone like me. In fact, I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one here who’s pretty dubious about this highly questionable design for a snack food.
The only time I can really enjoy a candy apple is when I’m alone, with the candy apple securely stuck to a plate, making it easy for me to cut off bite-sized pieces. It’s also best if I find a comfy spot on the floor while I eat, since I apparently have poor luck with chairs. I am wielding a knife, after all; don’t want to tempt fate.
But all hope is not lost!
My fellow klutzes of the world can still enjoy apples and caramel in the light of day… we just have to be a little more crafty in the delivery.
Like, say, by transforming that candy apple into an apple nachos recipe: cut apples topped with caramel and white chocolate and topped with crumbled up Heath bars.
Yes, dessert nachos are actually a thing that exists in the world.
And it’s glorious.
This recipe came about in a couple different ways:
For one, I saw tons of my friends sharing the idea on Facebook, and that many people simply can’t be wrong, right?
The only thing I was missing was the fresh apples, and (you guessed it!) they were on sale this week.
So, you see, this apple nachos recipe was like fate. A tasty sweet apple nacho fate.
I’ll totally be serving this the next time we get together with friends! They’re the perfect finger food for celebrating fall in good company.
notes & tips for these dessert nachos:
- If you’re totally relating to me on the klutziness I described in this post, then you’ll probably agree that cutting apples can be a less-than-perfect event. I like to keep an apple slicer handy for just these occasions!
- Looking for more sweet apple recipes? Be sure to check out Apple Brickle Dip, Apple Cinnamon Pancakes, and Fireball Whisky Apple Parfaits!
- How about a savory apple recipe? Apple Cider Pork Chops are great for any night of the week!
Caramel Apple Nachos
- 6 medium apples sliced to 1/2 to 1 inch thick
- 3 Heath bars crushed and crumbled
- 1/2 cup white candy melts
- caramel sauce such as the type used for ice cream
Prepare your toppings first - have crushed Heath bars and caramel sauce handy. Also, microwave white candy melts per package instructions and pour them in a plastic bag. Cut a small hole in the one corner of the bag.
Cut apples (I used an apple slicer) and arranged as desired on a large serving dish.
- Drizzle caramel sauce on top, followed by white candy melts, then quickly sprinkled with heath bar crumbles.
- Serve immediately.