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You are going to fall in love with this scrumptious dessert recipe! It’s a perfect dessert to make after an autumn apple picking trip! Layers of melted chocolate, pretzels, apples, and caramel combine to make this flavorful dessert!

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Easy Caramel Apple Crunch Dessert

Fall is in the air which can only mean one thing: It’s time for apple desserts! This Caramel Apple Crunch Dessert is a delicious and easy way to celebrate the season.

Plus, it’s so simple to make, that you’ll have plenty of time to enjoy all of the other activities that come with autumn.

Read on for the recipe and prepare to indulge in some serious deliciousness.

Why We Love This Caramel Apple Crunch Recipe

  • Fall flavors
  • Easy & Delicious
  • Can be prepped ahead of time
  • Is a showstopper dessert that will impress your guests

Ingredients

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  • 11.5 oz bag milk chocolate chips, divided
  • 3 cups coarsely crushed pretzels
  • 2 Granny Smith apples
  • ½ cup caramel sundae sauce

This recipe can easily be made gluten-free by substituting the pretzels for gluten-free ones. It’s also dairy-free and can be made vegan by using vegan chocolate and caramel sauce.

SEE THE FULL RECIPE BELOW

How to Make Caramel Apple Crunch

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and prepare the ingredients. Gently break the pretzels until you have 3 cups full. Dice the apples into about ½-inch cubes. (Discarding the seeds and core.)

Process 3

Set ¼ – ½ cup of chocolate chips aside, and melt the rest. Pour the melted chocolate onto the parchment paper, and spread it out across the pan, making it about a ⅛-¼ inch thick.

Process 1

Top with the crushed pretzels, and then the diced apples.

Process 4

Drizzle caramel sauce over the top.

Melt the leftover chocolate chips, and drizzle over the top of everything.

Process 5

To serve, use a fork to carefully break a piece off, and serve on a plate since it’s rather messy!

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Notes & Tips

  • You may choose to use caramel candies and melt them, but please note it will alter the flavor a bit, as well as the consistency of this dessert.
  • To make this dish gluten-free, simply swap the pretzels for gluten-free ones.

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caramel apple crunch dessert recipe

Caramel Apple Crunch Dessert

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A simple and delicious dessert that starts with melted chocolate, topped with pretzels, Granny Smith Apples, and caramel. This dessert is full of amazing flavor, and will leave you craving more!
Prep Time 10 mins
Refrigerate 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12 Servings
Calories 303 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 11.5 oz bag milk chocolate chips divided
  • 3 cups pretzels coarsely crushed
  • 2 Granny Smith apples
  • ½ cup caramel sundae sauce

Instructions
 

  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Gently break the pretzels – coarse is fine, you don’t want them finely crushed. Stop when you have 3 cups full.
  • Rinse and dice the apples into about ½-inch cubes. Discard the seeds and core.
  • Set ¼ – ½ cup of chocolate chips aside, and melt the rest.
  • Pour the melted chocolate onto the parchment paper, and spread it out across the pan, making it about a ⅛-¼ inch thick.
  • Top with the crushed pretzels, and then the diced apples.
  • Drizzle caramel sauce over the top.
  • Melt the leftover chocolate chips, and drizzle over the top of everything.
  • To serve, use a fork to carefully break a piece off, and serve on a plate since it’s rather messy!

Notes

  • You may choose to use caramel candies and melt them, but please note it will alter the flavor a bit, as well as the consistency of this dessert.
  • To make this dish gluten-free, simply swap the pretzels for gluten-free ones.

Nutrition

Calories: 303kcalCarbohydrates: 59gProtein: 5gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 6mgSodium: 513mgPotassium: 91mgFiber: 2gSugar: 16gVitamin A: 25IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 20mgIron: 2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, is intended to serve as an estimate only, and is provided for informational purposes. The accuracy of nutritional information is not guaranteed.

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Vickie is the creator of A Crazy Family. She is a stay-at-home mom of a little boy with a big personality. She loves to share real food recipes, parenting tips & encouragement, fun kids activities, and so much more! Plus she is thrilled to provide you with a space to celebrate all that is awesome (and a little crazy) in the world.

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