Caramel Apple Nacho Bar + Marzetti

Caramel Apple Nachos bar - apple slices with chocolate and caramel dip with a variety of toppings.

We LOVE the fall! It’s one of our favorite times of year, especially since it is a time when we gather often as a family to celebrate new and old traditions. Some of our past fall traditions have included apples and caramel, but we decided to change things up a bit this year by having a Carving Party with a Caramel Apple Nacho Bar. You heard me right. We spent the night carving apples and pumpkins while feasting on Caramel Apple Nachos. You see, we have loved Caramel Apple Nachos for a long time but wanted to turn them into a treat that would be perfect for any fall party and knew a dessert bar would be perfect for our gathering. We picked up a variety of apples as well as our favorite caramel dip to make a yummy treat the whole family would enjoy.

Marzetti Dip

Marzetti Dip

We have used Marzetti dips for dipping apples and other fruits for as long as I can remember. Not only did we pick up Marzetti Old Fashioned Caramel Dip, but we also picked up Marzetti Chocolate Fruit Dip, which were both perfect for our nacho bar. Along with these dips, we had a variety of toppings we had on hand from nuts to mini chocolate chips to add even more fun to the mix. Here are some pictures from the night…

Caramel Apple Nacho Bar

Caramel Apple Nachos bar - apple slices with chocolate and caramel dip with a variety of toppings.

A variety of toppings to add to the Caramel Apple Nacho Bar!

Caramel Apple Nacho Bar

Caramel Apple Nacho Bar

Caramel Apple Nachos bar - apple slices with chocolate and caramel dip with a variety of toppings.

The baby even got in on the fun and dipped every slice she could find.

Caramel Apple Nachos bar - apple slices with chocolate and caramel dip with a variety of toppings.

Caramel Apple Nachos bar - apple slices with chocolate and caramel dip with a variety of toppings.

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The entire family had so much fun making themselves a plate of apple nachos. They wanted to try every combo of dip and topping possible, and we loved spending the time together. With all the eating, we also had some fun carving apples. Dad had the best luck with his apple and together we made a Frankenstein Apple that the kids went nuts for.

Frankenstein Apple - a cute and fun ideas for some fall fun!

Surprisingly, “Frankie” was pretty easy to make. Here is what you need to do if you’d like to make him too!

Begin by grabbing a Granny Smith apple and with a knife and cutting board, cut off a thin slice from each side of the apple. From there you will cut out 2 smaller circles and 2 larger circles from the excess apple that was cut off. We actually used lids we found around the kitchen to use as “cookie cutters” to help cut out the circles. From there, we dipped the apple and circles in some lemon juice to keep the apple from browning.

Frankenstein Apple - a cute and fun ideas for some fall fun!

Frankenstein Apple - a cute and fun ideas for some fall fun!

Frankenstein Apple - a cute and fun ideas for some fall fun!

Frankenstein Apple - a cute and fun ideas for some fall fun!

Frankenstein Apple - a cute and fun ideas for some fall fun!

From there, we cute Frakenstein’s mouth by cutting a horizontal slit for the mouth and three shorter vertical slits along the horizontal slit. Then, we added a toothpick through either side of the apple at the “base” of the apple to add the circles to for Frankenstein’s bolts. Then we stuck on the apple circles (smaller ones first) on either side.

Frankenstein Apple - a cute and fun ideas for some fall fun!

Frankenstein Apple - a cute and fun ideas for some fall fun!

We used Marzetti Caramel Apple dip for a “glue” and grabbed candy eye balls to add to the apple. Then, we dipped the top of the apple into Marzetti’s Chocolate Fruit Dip which was perfect for Frankie’s hair.

Frankenstein Apple - a cute and fun ideas for some fall fun!

Frankenstein Apple - a cute and fun ideas for some fall fun!

Such a fun family activity! The kids decided we need to have a Caramel Apple Nacho Bar + Carving Party at least once every fall. Along with the apples, the kids decided to carve pumpkins and we decided it was the perfect fall festivity. In case you’d like to have a fall party for yourselves, we put together a cute party invitation for you to use. Just download, fill out and use for your upcoming get together. 😉

FREE Printable Carving Party Invitation - perfect for October parties!

TO DOWNLOAD CLICK BELOW:

Carving Party Invite

BLANK Carving Party Invite

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Caramel Apple Nachos dipped in chocolate and caramel - a favorite fall treat!

We had so much fun at our Carving Party and were thrilled that the whole family got involved and were able to enjoy the delicious taste of Marzetti dips and apples. Can’t wait to do it again!

To celebrate Marzetti Dips, we get to give one luck winner a $50 Visa Gift Card, and all you have to do is comment and share your favorite fall tradition!!

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For more information about Marzetti go HERE or visit Marzetti Kitchens. You can also find them on Facebook, Youtube and Pinterest. ENJOY!

Caramel Apple Nachos bar - apple slices with chocolate and caramel dip with a variety of toppings.

 

Frankenstein Apple - a cute and fun ideas for some fall fun!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of The Marzetti® Brand. The opinions and text are all mine.

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Lil' Luna
Kristyn is passionate about sharing ALL things creative! From recipes and tips to crafts and DIY projects, Kristyn loves to share with her readers how to be creative and how to do things simply. When not creating, she is busy going on adventures with her 5 children (ages 7 to 6 months) and with her best friend/husband, Lorin.
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Kristyn is passionate about sharing ALL things creative! From recipes and tips to crafts and DIY projects, Kristyn loves to share with her readers how to be creative and how to do things simply. When not creating, she is busy going on adventures with her 5 children (ages 7 to 6 months) and with her best friend/husband, Lorin.

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  1. 1

    Beautiful, looks great!
    Angela recently posted..Supa de gutuiMy Profile

  2. 3

    So fun! And it looks so easy to do, too! My kids will love this. 🙂
    Alicia recently posted..Cinnamon Roll Sugar CookiesMy Profile

  3. 5

    My favorite fall tradition is easily carving pumpkins!! But now that I live Hawaii, we’re going to try carving pineapples this year. 😉

  4. 7

    Oh my goodness – I had no idea those dips existed! Yum!! My favorite fall tradition is our pumpkin carving competition. It is serious! 🙂
    Beverly {Flamingo Toes} recently posted..Must Have Craft Tips – Fall TablescapesMy Profile

  5. 9

    Love the colors of the leaves….apple pie..and caramel apples!!

  6. 11

    I like going to the local farmer’s market with my kids. They get pumpkins and there are lots of free activities for them to do.

  7. 13

    We love going to the corn maze.

  8. 15

    My favorite fall tradition is making fall inspired desserts like ginger snaps and fresh apple and pumpkin pie.

  9. 17

    Fall is my favorite time of year. The apple nachos are such a fun, yummy idea!

  10. 19

    We love raking leaves and playing in them too!

  11. 21

    I love making popcorn balls and caramel apples with my kids!

  12. 23

    we love to carve pumpkins

  13. 25

    I love carving and painting pumpkins.

  14. 27

    I love pumpkin picking at a local farm.

  15. 29

    We love to head out to a corn maze~

  16. 31

    My favorite fall tradition is baking fall desserts such as pumpkin muffins, apple pie, and apple cake with our kids!

  17. 33

    We haven’t carved pumpkins yet this year. I think we’ll start doing apples as a new tradition. I love this!

  18. 35

    So have you chosen a winner for the gift card yet ?

  19. 36

    Love this idea! Our favorite fall tradition is looking at the beautiful fall trees and visiting different pumpkin patches each year