Make Apple Nachos

There are lots of ways to make apple nachos, but I like my version, because it is fast and easy. UNLIKE caramel apples, which are about as fast and easy as major surgery. But apple nachos taste just as good — nay, dare I say BETTER — than caramel apples.

One reason they are better is because this recipe doesn’t use those square, individually wrapped caramel candies you have to unwrap and melt. A long time ago, those caramel candies were pretty good. Not any more. They’re mealy, not chewy. To me, they don’t have a caramel taste.

Hershey’s caramel syrup doesn’t have the gooey stringiness of real caramel candy but for me, that’s a bonus. What it does have is delicious caramel taste for a lot fewer calories.

These apple nachos are also gluten-free. There is a trace amount of Kosher dairy (skim milk) in the caramel syrup.

By the way, if you haven’t tried Jazz apples, they are a cross between Gala and Braeburn apples and they are delicious. They have a crisp white flesh with a tart, not sour, taste that pairs well with the rich, sweet caramel syrup.

Makes 2 small servings or 1 large serving.


  • An apple, washed, dried and cut into slices. Try Gala, Jazz, Granny Smith or other apple (100 calories)
  • 2 Tbsp (or less) of Hershey’s Caramel Syrup (53 calories). I use just a light drizzle
  • 1 Tbsp (or less) of Reese’s mini pieces baking chips (70 calories and 3 g of saturated fat).* If you can’t find the mini pieces, you could always chop up some regular ones.


Place apple slices in a bowl or on a plate. Drizzle lightly with caramel syrup from squeeze bottle. Sprinkle a small amount of mini Reeses pieces for fall/Halloween color and a little crunch.

That’s all there is to it! Enjoy!

*Option: If you don’t like Reeses pieces as a topping, you can substitute chopped almonds, jalapenos, peanuts, or M&Ms.

P.S. Just kidding about the jalapenos 🙂

About Mary Fletcher Jones

Mary Fletcher Jones is a mom, teacher, and blogger. Her blogs include Autumn in Virginia, Cool Yule Blog and You Can't Make This Stuff Up, among others. She is also the creator of "Living Well With Autism," an online resource for caregivers of children, teens, and adults with autism and related special needs.
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