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Friday, October 28, 2016

October 28: Caramel Apple Nachos!

 Olé peeps!

It's nacho day up in here. Tonight we are carving our pumpkins (I'll feature the finished products--and a recipe for the seeds!--tomorrow.) so it's sort of going to be messy already. I decided I might as well go for broke and do all the messy things in one fell swoop.

Also? I used up our leftover roast and shredded chicken for the dinner portion of our night. They were scrumdiddliumtious .

Then it was time for dessert nachos. In the form of caramel apples. I saw these in pictures on Pinterest, but I didn't visit any blogs to check how they did theirs. I used my own procedure and favorite ingredients to build them. One of the great things about this "recipe" is that it's completely customize-able. Another great thing is it's relatively simple. And the best thing? It's DEEEEEELICIOSO!

Caramel Apple Nachos


2-3 medium apples, skin on, seeds removed (I still have about 9 apples left! ugh!)
20 Kraft caramels (half a bag)
1 Tablespoon water
1.5 oz chocolate candy melts
1.5 oz vanilla candy melts
1 Tablespoon mini chocolate chips
1 Tablespoon mini M&Ms
2 Tablespoons honey-roasted peanuts, chopped


1. Cut each apple into 8-10 wedges. Arrange onto a plate in a circular pattern.
2. Melt caramels with 1 Tablespoon of water in a pan over low-medium heat, stirring constantly.
3. Drizzle caramel over the apples. I used the spatula and worked in circular pattern. You can zigzag or do whatever.
4. Melt the candy melts in the microwave according to package directions. When melted, drizzle each candy melt in turn over the apples. (So that it looked nicer, I transferred my melted chocolate into baggies and snipped the tip so I could pipe it over the apples in a controlled way. I would have preferred to simply use a spoon to drizzle it, but it was thick and I felt like it would glob which I didn't want.)
5. Sprinkle desired toppings on the still-wet ingredients (so they stick).

And, if you have any leftover caramel in your pan...make one "classic" caramel apple just so you can say you did.

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