Surprise your kids with a healthy plate of nachos! Easy Caramel Apple Nachos are crispy, sweet, crunchy and totally habit-forming. A great sweet treat that’s healthy and light.

Caramel Apple Nachos arranged on a steel platter on a wood board

Caramel Apple Nachos

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Healthy snacks are key when school starts and the easier to make the better. We’ve been creating versions of Dessert Boards all summer long and this oldie but goodie is on repeat now that apples are back in season in the East. Caramel Apple Nachos are our favorite to make because they come together in just minutes.

Crisp, juicy apple slices are loaded with our favorite toppings like granola, dried cranberries and chopped nuts before being drizzled with caramel sauce and marshmallow fruit dip!

Easy, peasy and kids make them vanish in minutes.

Caramel Apple Nachos on a platter with a green apple in the background.

How To Make Apple Nachos

Easy Caramel Apple Nachos drizzled with a marshmallowy sour cream sauce and sweet, gooey caramel sauce  are easy to make in just a few minutes. Sprinkled with fun stuff like dried cherries, crunchy granola and mini chocolate chips. They are seriously amazing….and awesome. Dipping the apple slices in a solution of honey and water keeps them from browning.

  1. Core and slice the apples.
  2. Dunk the apples in the honey water and arrange on a platter.
  3. Sprinkle the cranberries, granola, chocolate chips, nuts and other toppings over the apples.
  4. Drizzle the caramel sauce and marshmallow fruit dip over the apples.
  5. Serve immediately.

One of my favorite kitchen tools makes short work of apples, pears and more! This Apple Slicer by OXO will last forever.

Caramel Apple Nachos on a platter with caramel being drizzled on top.

How To Keep Apples From Browning

The BEST way to keep your apples from turning brown is by giving them a quick dunk in a solution of 2 tablespoons honey to 1 cup of water. Just stir the honey and water together until the honey is dissolved, then dip the apples in the water for about 30 seconds. The honey keeps the apples sweet and the enzymes keep them from turning brown.

You can also use 1 tablespoon lemon juice stirred into 1 cup of water. Dunk the apples for 30 seconds. The apples will take on a bit of the tartness from the lemon which is why I prefer the honey.

Apple slices arranged on a board with toppings to create Apple Nachos

More Kid Snack Ideas

What I love most about these Easy Caramel Apple Nachos is they are a snap to make and healthy to boot. We could eat them every single night but since I like to mix things up…we also love these super easy Tuna Salad Tacos , as well as, these Oatmeal Raisin Bites and this Pizza Snack Mix just to give even the pickiest of kids some choices after their very long day at school.

Really, there’s nothing better than a tasty after school snack to help your kids fuel back up before heading to the soccer field, the karate studio or the backyard. Stay tuned because I have more concoctions happening in the kitchen like these Pumpkin Pie Bites or our very favorite Blueberry Muffins.

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Caramel Apple Nachos arranged on a steel platter on a wood board

Get the Recipe: Caramel Apple Nachos Recipe

The ultimate healthy snack, Caramel Apple Nachos are ready in just 10 minutes!
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  • 2 Red Gala apples, cored and sliced thin
  • 2 Granny Smith apples, cored and sliced thin
  • 1 lemon, cut in half
  • 1/2 cup marshmallow fluff
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup caramel sauce
  • 1/2 cup granola
  • 1/2 dried cherries


  • 1 apple corer slicer


  • Arrange the apples on a platter and squeeze the lemon juice over the apples. Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, beet the marshmallow fluff and sour cream with a hand mixer until smooth.
  • Drizzle the sour cream sauce and the caramel sauce over the apples.
  • Sprinkle the granola, cherries and chocolate chips over the apples.
  • Serve immediately.


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Serving: 0g, Calories: 214kcal, Carbohydrates: 47g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 4g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 5mg, Sodium: 78mg, Potassium: 223mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 21g, Vitamin A: 140IU, Vitamin C: 15.1mg, Calcium: 41mg, Iron: 0.7mg