Caramel Apple Nacho Bar + Marzetti

Brownies & Bars · Holidays · Printables · October 20, 2016

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

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…

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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 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.

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!

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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!

For more information about Marzetti go HERE or visit What’s for Dinner. 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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    Angela

    Beautiful, looks great!

    Alicia

    So fun! And it looks so easy to do, too! My kids will love this. 🙂

      Lil' Luna

      Thanks Alicia!! They will have fun..at least, mine did 🙂 Thanks again and have a great Halloween!!

    Jezzica

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

      Lil' Luna

      Haha…Love it!! That’d be fun!! I want to see 🙂 Thanks Jezzy!!

    Beverly {Flamingo Toes}

    Oh my goodness – I had no idea those dips existed! Yum!! My favorite fall tradition is our pumpkin carving competition. It is serious! 🙂

      Lil' Luna

      Haha..you’ll have to try them!! They are too good 🙂 Love a good ‘ole competition!! Thanks Bev!

    Kathy

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

      Lil' Luna

      I wish we had colorful leaves!! That sounds so nice! Thanks for sharing!

    Kelly D

    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.

      Lil' Luna

      That sounds fun!! My neighborhood does one every Wednesday night and we love going! Thanks for sharing!

    Susan Christy

    We love going to the corn maze.

      Lil' Luna

      Oh, fun!!! We like to do those! Thanks so much for sharing 🙂

    Linda

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

      Lil' Luna

      How fun!! My dad loves gingersnaps!!! Thanks for sharing!!

    Karen D

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

    GB

    We love raking leaves and playing in them too!

      Lil' Luna

      That’d be fun…if we had leaves!! Thanks so much for sharing!!

    Lindsay

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

      Lil' Luna

      Great traditions!!! Love popcorn balls!! Thanks for sharing!!

    Betsy

    we love to carve pumpkins

    Elle

    I love carving and painting pumpkins.

      Lil' Luna

      🙂 Makes me happy!! Thank you for sharing and stopping by!!

    mami2jcn

    I love pumpkin picking at a local farm.

      Lil' Luna

      That’s fun!! We like to do that too!! Thanks so much for sharing!!

    elizabeth

    We love to head out to a corn maze~

    Angela Saver

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

      Lil' Luna

      Those are the best memories, in the kitchen with the kids 🙂 Thanks for sharing!!

    Kellyn

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

      Lil' Luna

      Do the apples…they’re fun and easier clean up 🙂 Thanks Kel!!

    Karen D

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

    Katie

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

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