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Caramel Apple Nachos


It’s an apple-picking, no-stick-sticking, finger-licking kind of recipe. These Caramel Apple Nachos will have you devouring every bite.

How many times have you eaten a caramel apple on a stick but stopped after all the toppings are gone? That won’t happen with these apple nachos. Each slice of apple is covered with toppings galore and will have you eating to the core that is no more.

Since it’s apple-picking season in Arkansas and caramel apples are a fall staple, this is the yummiest way to eat freshly-picked apples. Y’all are going to love this fun and easy recipe. It’s also the perfect way to get the kids involved and takes no more than 20 minutes to prepare.

Easy Peasy Pleasy Tips

  • These caramel apple nachos are so easy that you can make them right before serving. If you make it too far in advance, the juice from the apples will water down the caramel sauce.
  • I used an apple cutter to get 8 even pieces, and it completely removes the core. All you are left with is apple slices.
  • Instead of unwrapping caramels, use Kraft caramel bits. It is such a time saver, and they melt like butter in the microwave. You can find them where the chocolate chips are found in the grocery store.
  • You can also find crushed Heath Bars with chocolate chips, so save yourself the time of smashing a candy bar.
  • Take your time melting the white chocolate chips. Don’t rush it. Use 30-second intervals, then stir. If the white chocolate binds up, add a tiny bit of vegetable oil to help smooth it out.
  • Toss the apple slices in a little lemon juice to keep them from turning brown before decorating.

Caramel Apple Nachos


  • 4 large green apples
  • 1/2 package Kraft caramels, unwrapped
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1/2 package white chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup miniature chocolate chips
  • 1 Heath candy bar, chopped


Clean apples with water, dry and slice each into 8 slices. Arrange apples onto a large serving platter. Meanwhile, place caramels in a large microwave-safe bowl with 1 tablespoon of water. Microwave in 5-second intervals until just melted. Drizzle warm caramel over the apples. Place white chocolate chips in a separate microwave-safe bowl. Microwave in 25-second intervals until melted. Drizzle over apples. Top with mini chocolate chips and crushed candy bars.


Thank you to Lisette Washispack for this great Caramel Apple Nachos recipe. There are over 800 recipes in the “What’s Cookin’ at First Security Vol. 2,” all submitted by employees and customers. Proceeds from the sales go to the Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance to help feed the hungry across the state. You can purchase the cookbooks for $20 at any First Security Bank location.

For more recipes from the cookbook, click here.

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Well-known Arkansas food writer and recipe creator Lacie Ring was born and raised right here in Arkansas. Although her husband’s military career took them around the world, he and Lacie settled back in their home state. Lacie blogs at www.easypeasypleasy.com where she creates easy and delicious recipes for busy families. She is also a recipe creator and food photographer for brands local to Arkansas and abroad. In her spare time, Lacie enjoys spending time with her son and husband camping and enjoying the outdoors.

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