Thursday, October 20, 2011

Caramel Apple Nachos

I joined a monthly cooking challenge at Lady Behind the Curtain.  It's called the Improv Cooking Challenge. Every month there will be two ingredients that we are to use in a recipe.

This month the two ingredients are caramel and apples. There are just so many awesome possibilities, but I knew right away what I wanted to make.

Caramel Apple Nachos.

I saw them in a Taste of Home magazine and put them on my ever growing "have to make" list.

They were SO much fun!

I think this would be a great recipe to make with kids. It's easy...... and what kid wouldn't love to dump marshmallow, caramel, nuts and SPRINKLES on anything? And then eat it!

Basically, they taste like caramel apples and are just another way to eat them. So if you like caramel apples like I do, you will definitely like these!

Apple nachos

36 caramels
1 T. water
30 large marshmallows
1/3 c. butter, cubed
4 medium tart apples, cored and cut into 1/4 in. slices
1/3 c. chopped roasted peanuts
1/3 c. mini chocolate chips
3 Tbsp. Halloween sprinkles

 In a microwave bowl, melt caramels and water. Stir until smooth.
Meanwhile, in a large sauce pan, melt the marshmallows and butter. Arrange apple slices on a large platter.  Drizzle with caramel and marshmallow. Sprinkle with nuts, chocolate chips, and candy sprinkles. Serve immediately.


Lindy@Itsy Bitsy Paper said...

Man, these look yummy! I am a fellow Improv Challenge participant and your newest follower.

Patty said...

Definite "have to make" recipe! Looks delicious! Mine are the Caramel Apple Scones

Angie said...

Apple nachos have always struck my interest, but never made them. These look out of this world fantastic. I am putting this on my to-do list.

Amanda Joy said...

I love this idea of fruity nachos! These look yummy! I am part of the challenge too, it's so fun:) Mine is #57

Amanda Joy

Lady Behind The Curtain said...

What a GREAT recipe!!! Thanks so much for participating in THE IMPROV COOKING CHALLENGE! I can't wait to see what you make next month using Pumpkin and Cream Cheese.

Ms Bibi said...

These are the best natchos kind of natchos and I am sure my kids would love these as well.

Bibi @ Frugal Wannabe Cooks (recipe #7)

MrsFoxsSweets said...

These look so yummy and a great snack. I am over from the Improv..I'm #30 and your newest follower too!

Lisa~~ said...

What a fun and festive snack recipe, love it!

If you haven't already, I'd love for you to check out my Improv Cooking Challenge recipe: Caramel Stuffed Apple Cider Cookies.

Cook Lisa Cook

Amy said...

Ooh, I should have saved my leftover caramel sauce for this! So fun being part of the first ICC with you.

Amy @ A Little Nosh

Pup Fan said...

I love how simple this is... I could see making these for an afternoon snack. Yum.

Kristen said...

So much fun! The whole idea of apple nachos has my mind going in so many directions. It would make a fabulous snack.

Not Your Ordinary Agent said...

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Screaming Sardine said...

What a yummy and unique idea! I'm definitely going to be trying this recipe. :)

Tracy Screaming Sardine

SnoWhite said...

I like the look of these :)

Anonymous said...

Oh yum, this looks truly delicious!
I love dipping apple slices in peanut butter so this would be even more awesome.

BreAna {Sugar and Spice and All Things Iced} said...

What a perfect twist on traditional caramel apples. They look so yummy!! Great choice for this month's challenge!

Nichol said...

They sound wonderful. Perfect for fall.

Desi said...

Those look wayyyy better than tortilla chip nachos :)