Ultimate Apple Snicker Nachos

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Prep the candy, costumes, and hanging zombies – Halloween is officially two weeks away!


I still remember the giddiness my brothers and I felt every beggar’s night (we don’t trick-or-treat on Halloween round these parts. I have no idea…) I mean, dressing up like little bats, mad scientists, and wrinkly witches? Running around the neighborhood after dark? Limitless candy? Yes, yes, and heck yes!

Every year my Dad would take us from house to house with the neighborhood kids, standing at the end of the driveway while we told our lamest best jokes, collected our candy, then raced off to the next house. When all the porch lights went off, we’d drag our booty home and start THE PROCESS.

You know, separating the chocolate from the fruity candies, furiously ripping open fun-size Starbursts searching for the prized all-pink packs, hurling any and all traces of malted milk balls to the far recesses of the room, then mentally preparing for the all-important, once-a-year candy trade that was about to take place.

Would Justin still trade his Twizzlers for my fire balls? Could I still trick Ryan into giving me all his nerds for those wretched Whoppers I didn’t want anyways? Cautious negotiations went well into the night.

It didn’t really matter anyways, of course, since all the candy would be “removed” two days later by the candy police, aka Mom. Moooo-OOOM! ;) (Please, don’t be too jealous of my Nun costume, btw.)

Well, save some of the candy you snag from your kids, the office, or the dorm this year to make these epic Ultimate Apple Snicker Nachos the day after Halloween (if you can wait that long!)

Ultimate Apple Snicker Nachos start with a layer of fresh apple slices that are topped with gooey melted caramel, a silky chocolate drizzle, crunchy peanuts, and chopped Snickers. Think deconstructed over-the-top caramel apple. I KNOW.

The best part is that Ultimate Apple Snicker Nachos are made with common Halloween treats, which I guarantee you’ll be able to get your hands on, on or before Halloween (or Beggar’s!) night. PLUS they’re ready in 5 minutes. Seriously, couldn’t be simpler!

Zee ingredients include 1 room-temperature apple, 3 snack-size Hershey chocolate bars, 6 caramels, 2 fun-size Snickers chopped up, and 1 Tablespoon chopped peanuts.

Start by slicing the apple and arranging it on a plate. Use whatever type you have on hand, but a crisp and tart apple like Granny Smith or Honeycrisp will taste great under the super-sweet toppings.

Next melt the caramels with 1/4 teaspoon water for 45 seconds to a minute, stirring every 15 seconds, then drizzle over the apple slices. This is where a room temperature apple comes in handy – you want to keep the caramel ooey-gooey for as long as possible. If it hits a cold apple then it will start to lose the ooze (but still taste awesome.)

Repeat the melting, stirring, and drizzling part with the chocolate bars…

Then sprinkle with the chopped Snickers and peanuts.

I MEAN!!!!!!!!!

Ultimate Apple Snicker Nachos

Print this recipe!

Serves 2

Ingredients:
1 large tart apple (Honeycrisp or Granny Smith) at room temperature
6 caramels
1/4 teaspoon water
3 snack-size Hershey’s chocolate bars
2 fun-size Snickers bars, chopped
1 Tablespoon peanuts, chopped

Directions:
Slice apple then arrange on a large plate. Unwrap chocolate bars, break in half, then place in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave for 45 seconds, or until melted, stirring every 15 seconds. Drizzle over apple slices. Unwrap caramels, place in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave for 45 seconds – 1 minute, or until melted, stirring every 15 seconds. Drizzle over apple slices. Sprinkle apples which chopped Snickers and peanuts then serve immediately.

I can’t tell you how happy this picture makes my inner 10 year old me. All. The. Things!!

Share this pinwheel of pleasure with a friend (or 2) for a sweet and decadent treat. It will knock your socks off! :D

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What are you dressing up as for Halloween this year?

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Comments

  1. I LOVE those pics from Halloween, esp. Sister Kristin….

    This is so over the top! Love it.

  2. Kerstin 10.17.2012

    What a genius idea – I love it! :)

    Oh, and I noticed your Valley sweatshirt – my brother went there too and graduated in 2001. Did you know Richard Wolf? He was a swimmer.

  3. If I added anything to a Honeycrisp, it would be THIS!

  4. What an awesome idea!!! And I had no idea the entire country didn’t call it Trick-or-Treating! All the same, you and your brothers’ routine sounds JUST like me and my brothers’. I love that your costumes were mostly super cute and girly….EXCEPT the nun! lol!

    I am going to be Alice in Wonderland, and my boyfriend will be finally utilizing the bright purple thrift store suit jacket he swore he ~totally needed~ but hasn’t worn once (2 years ago) in his rendition of the Mad Hatter :)

  5. Colene Trotter-Raitt 10.17.2012

    My husband and I are doing a couples themed costume. He will be a pimp Darth Vader and I as a Stormtrooper-ette. I can’t wait since Halloween is very special to us. We met at a Halloween party 5 years ago and will be celebrating our 2 year wedding anniversary on the same day.

  6. Barb 10.17.2012

    HAHAHA…I totally had to wear that mask that your brother has on…the one with the crazy hair. I don’t really remember what the overall costume was, all I remember was that I HATED it. Ahh, memories :)

  7. Jamie K. 10.17.2012

    So wish I had a snickers around the house right now! Will definitely use this idea for after halloween! Thanks

  8. jennyv 10.17.2012

    Fun sized snickers… delish!

  9. Marci Johnson 10.17.2012

    Oh YUM!!!!!!!!

  10. Elizabeth 10.17.2012

    Love this!!!! Thanks! :)

  11. Meghan @ thetastyfork.com 10.17.2012

    I can’t decide what I love more — the pictures of you as a kid or the apple nachos! Thank you for sharing! Meghan

  12. So out of the ordinary for you but looks delicious.

  13. Abby G 10.17.2012

    I am going to be a Crazy Cat Lady! http://pinterest.com/pin/226446687484668457/ I work at an elementary school and can’t wait to see all the costumes my kiddos wear!

  14. Megan 10.17.2012

    Love your creativity of the apple nachos! Your costumes were great, btw. Thanks for sharing!

  15. Kristin 10.17.2012

    We’ve made these for years at our house….so good! It’s also very yummy with some melted peanut butter drizzled with the chocolate!

  16. Lindsey 10.17.2012

    Love your costumes! :) And the nachos…

  17. michelle villa 10.17.2012

    just wanted you to know that i look forward to your blog each and everyday even though i don’t comment. you and your family are priceless! makes my day! thanks for sharing.

  18. Lauren 10.17.2012

    I just ate a snack but now I’m seriously headed down to my kitchen to make these. No joke!

  19. Amanda 10.17.2012

    Oh my gosh I want!!! I’ve got to make this. That is just to amazing.

  20. OMG these look soo good! Love all your childhood costumes!

  21. Karen 10.18.2012

    These look DELICIOUS. And since it’s fruit it’s healthy and an acceptable dish for dinner, right? I bet a warm peanut butter sauce on top would also be great.

  22. Jana 10.18.2012

    I’m an Iowa girl that now lives in Portland, OR and it bothers me that kids out here aren’t expected to tell jokes when they trick or treat! I had no idea that was just an Iowa thing. Love this post. We totally had that mask with the glasses and crazy hair that your brother is wearing.

  23. Joy 10.18.2012

    Awe man now I want a honey crisp at 3 am
    Love your costumes
    Mine is lame this year – a toga

  24. Culinarystorm 10.18.2012

    I love how you put a healthy touch into everything decadent Kristin! It looks yummilicious and I have to try it right now!

  25. Bek @ Crave 10.18.2012

    You devil woman! I love your halloween costumes hahaha

  26. Rachel Cooks 10.18.2012

    What a fun treat!

  27. Lu 10.18.2012

    Wow that looks amazing. I could totally scoff the whole lots in one sitting and not share. Next time I have the house to myself, I am making this!! ;p

  28. Oh. Ma. Gah. Drooling right here.

  29. Meig 10.18.2012

    I always thought it was funny that my grandparents called it ‘beggars’ night’ until I realized that so many more people around here (NE Ohio) call it that too. I’m born, raised, and lived here all my life and still called it trick-or-treat, but have recently changed to beggars’ night because I think it’s cooler. :)

    Thanks for always sharing great recipes. I think I make at least one of yours a week. Yum!

  30. I think I am going as “your biggest fan” which involves jeans, a white tee shirt that has “#1 fan” on it, a camera, and LOTS of squealing.

    those apple nachos look delicious and very very sweet.

  31. Why did you dress up as a nun!? Either way, you get bonus points for such a realistic costume :)

  32. Trisha 10.18.2012

    Omg, love the old Halloween photos! I was definitely a “sock hop gal” a couple of years. My mom made my costume each year, which was awesome, but I couldn’t help but be a little jealous of all of the witches & clowns. I never had a “normal” costume. Looking back, that was pretty freakin’ awesome. I need to dig up photos of all of them.
    This year I think I’m turning myself into a cupcake. If my friends are lucky I might even make myself a cupcake dispenser! :)

  33. Ha! Love the costumes and love that you did the candy trade too. My brother and I were always so intense when we did it :)

  34. You in the sock hop costume is too cute! I was a witch for like 10 years. I will never be one again!

  35. That clown costume is phenomenal, haha! I actually am a fan of Whoppers (you can pretty much put chocolate on anything and I’m happy), but it was the Twix and Reese’s that I always fought for. I am making these nachos STAT.

  36. Kelly 10.18.2012

    So, as I’ve moved across the country over the years I’ve learned that Iowa (and maybe Nebraska) are the ONLY places that tell jokes!! I remember asking the kids at the door for their joke in Charlotte, NC and they looked at me like I was crazy… as did anybody I asked about it in the city!!

  37. Terri 10.18.2012

    Holy Moly! I need these in my life! Yum!

  38. jad18 10.18.2012

    Those look amazing! I was a nun one year as well. My favorite costume was one year when I was a harem dancer. My mom made this awesome costume with handmade harem pants and a harem top which gold coin like things sewn to the bottom of it. I think my guy and I are going to try to be Charlie Brown and Lucy this year.

  39. Marin 10.18.2012

    OMG! I was JUST chatting with some folks at work about Beggar’s night! I recently moved to Nebraska, and I mentioned something about Beggar’s Night, and EVERYONE stared at me and asked “What is beggar’s night? What are you talking about??” I was shocked they don’t call it that. Also, no one tells jokes around here either! It’s totally an Iowa thing.

  40. sharon weaver 10.18.2012

    When i left Iowa and moved to San Diego, i gave treats and stood and waited for them to tell a joke. Did i ever feel stupid when i asked what their trick was and they just held there hand out and looked at me like i was crazy..

  41. Alisha 10.18.2012

    Oh my gosh…this post brought me to tears I was laughing so hard reminiscing about THE PROCESS! You nailed it right on the head….great writing, right there! Seriously I totally forgot about how big of a deal it was to separate the candy when we got home and then trading! hahaha, you are a riot. Thanks for a great laugh and helping me remember the good ol’ days! :)

  42. Cher @ Weddicted 10.18.2012

    Love that poodle skirt costume! And those snickery (??) bites looks sooo delicious! Yum!!

  43. Rach 10.18.2012

    I’m drooling!!

    xo Rach
    rachiecakes-rachael.blogspot.com

  44. OMG this looks amazing and it has to be healthy. It has apple in it!! :)

  45. Jill P. 10.18.2012

    When I moved to MN I was surprised that nobody told jokes!! But I must say… being on the OTHER side of the door now, it’s better that way. Fake laughing at 100 kids jokes gets really old!! haha :)

    Your nun costume ……..dying. incred. :)

  46. Amanda Jacobs 10.18.2012

    SERIOUSLY :) You are a FOOD WHISPERER, FOOD Dreamer and I KINDA LOVE YOU :)
    I read your posts every day… just wanted to say Thank you for this one because it is just simply… AMAZING!

    HUGS~
    Amanda

  47. Loretta E 10.18.2012

    Holy crap. Looks decadent. I love the vintage Halloween pics!

  48. Omg, I about died with that nun pic. hilar.

    These look dangerously awesome, btw.

  49. Courtney F. 10.19.2012

    MMM yum! I will need to change out the candies(can’t have nuts). But what candy could be wrong, right?!

  50. Loving all of these old pics!!! I wish I knew where mine were… and btw this recipe is ridiculous. You’re so creative!

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