These apple nachos are sliced apples topped with caramel sauce, chocolate and plenty of other fun toppings. The perfect quick and easy after school snack!

When I look for an after school snack, I want something that the kids will love and that will get them through their homework and after school activities.  Some family favorites include caramel popcorn, chocolate zucchini bread, fruit salsa with cinnamon chips, pizza muffins and these easy apple nachos.

A plate of sliced apple nachos topped with caramel and chocolate sauces, rainbow sprinkles and mini chocolate chips

My kids absolutely love fruit, so these apple nachos are a perfect choice for a fun yet easy treat. Apple slices will never be boring again! If you’re looking for other apple recipes, you have to also try my amazing snicker apple salad.

I also love to make savory after school snacks like my homemade Chex mix, pigs in a blanket and turkey roll ups. If you are looking for more snack ideas check out my list of amazing after school snacks!

Apple Nachos Ingredients

To make this recipe, you will need apples, caramel sauce, chocolate sauce, mini chocolate chips and sprinkles.

How Do You Make Apple Nachos?

Arrange your sliced apples on a large plate. Drizzle the caramel sauce and chocolate sauce over the top. Add some rainbow sprinkles and mini chocolate chips, then serve immediately and enjoy.

A plate of caramel apple nachos with a hand reaching out to take one.

Tips For The Perfect Snack

  • This recipe is best when served right away, as the apples can brown if they sit out for a long period of time.
  • I like to use a combination of tart and sweet red and green apples. Some of my favorite varieties include Pink Lady, Honeycrisp, Granny Smith, Fuji apples and Braeburn apples.
  • You can use a spoon to drizzle the sauces over the apples, or for a fancier look, use a disposable piping bag. If your sauces are really thick, melt them for a few seconds in the microwave before use.
  • Miniature chocolate chips work best because the larger ones can fall off of the apple slices. Most stores carry the mini chips in the same area as the rest of the chocolate chips and baking products.
  • Feel free to use your favorite brand of caramel and chocolate sauce. I typically go for a hot fudge style chocolate sauce rather than chocolate syrup. The flavor is better and it’s thick enough to adhere to the apples.

Quick Tip

You can use any sprinkles you happen to have on hand, or find some Halloween or Thanksgiving color sprinkles if you’re serving these apple nachos at a fall party.

A plate of red and green sliced apples drizzled with caramel and chocolate, then topped with rainbow sprinkles and chocolate chips.

Recipe FAQs

What is good with apple slices?

Apple slices pair well with chocolate sauce and caramel sauce, as well as vanilla Greek yogurt, melted peanut butter, butterscotch sauce or even a cream cheese fruit dip.

How do you keep apple slices from turning brown?

There are a few ways to keep your apple slices from turning brown. One option is to cut them up to 4 hours in advance, and keep them submerged in water with one tablespoon of lemon juice added to it. Another option is to soak the apples in lemon lime soda.


Flavor Variations

This recipe is great as-is, but you can easily customize the ingredients to suit your tastes.

  • Fruit: Instead of apples, try using sliced firm pears, pineapple wedges, strawberries or even grapes.
  • Sauces: Swap out the chocolate and caramel sauce for melted peanut butter, honey, almond butter, marshmallow sauce, butterscotch sauce or magic shell.
  • Toppings: Feel free to add other toppings such as chopped almonds, peanuts, pecans, walnuts, crushed up candy bars like peanut butter cups, dried cranberries, toffee bits, mini marshmallows, granola, raisins, mini M&M’s or coconut.

These caramel apple nachos are a great way to jazz up back to school snacking for all ages. They’ve even fun for birthday parties or classroom events! Regardless of how you serve these apple nachos, you’ll be sure to have happy kids (and adults love ’em too!).

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Apple Nachos

AuthorSara Welch
A plate of sliced apples topped with caramel and chocolate sauces, rainbow sprinkles and mini chocolate chips
These apple nachos are sliced apples topped with caramel, chocolate and plenty of other fun toppings. The perfect quick and easy after school snack!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time1 minute
Total Time6 minutes
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Serves 2


  • 2 cups thinly sliced apples
  • 2 tablespoons caramel sauce
  • 2 tablespoons chocolate sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sprinkles
  • 1 tablespoon miniature chocolate chips


  • Arrange the apples on a plate. 
  • Drizzle the apples with the caramel and chocolate sauces.
  • Top with sprinkles and chocolate chips and serve immediately.


  1. This recipe is best when served right away, as the apples can brown if they sit out for a long period of time.
  2. I like to use a combination of red and green apples. Some of my favorite varieties include Pink Lady, Granny Smith, Fuji and Braeburn apples.


Calories: 230kcal | Carbohydrates: 53g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 90mg | Potassium: 178mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 32g | Vitamin A: 70IU | Vitamin C: 5.8mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 0.7mg

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  1. 5 stars
    What an amazing recipe – apple nachos, great healthy alternative and fantastic for kids! I will make it on the next play date!

  2. 5 stars
    So fun and very delicious – one for the whole family to enjoy. And a recipe that anyone can make. Love it 🙂

  3. 5 stars
    A perfect after school treat before starting the homework. My grandkids LOVED these – and I loved that they were eating apples!

  4. 5 stars
    My kids are obsessed with apple nachos!! So much easier to eat than a caramel apple, but still the same great taste!!

  5. 5 stars
    I use to make a variation of these all the time when the kids were little! Good reminder to make them again – they are the perfect any day snack! Love the sprinkles!

  6. 5 stars
    I eat these as an adult! Drizzled peanut butter and chocolate sauce are two of my favorite ways to make apples dessert. Love this for kids too!