Dark Chocolate Caramel Apple Crisp

Blogger Arlene Cummings of Cooking With Sugar shares a favorite recipe. Apple crisp is delicious on its own but throw in some dark chocolate, caramel and nuts and you have a whole new twist on this traditional favorite.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 20 min
  • Servings 12

Ingredients

Apple Filling

8
large Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and chopped into 1 inch chunks
1
tablespoon flour
1
teaspoon ground cinnamon
12
caramels, unwrapped, chopped

Topping

1
pouch (1 lb 1.5 oz) Betty Crocker™ Oatmeal Cookie Mix
1/2
cup butter, melted
1/2
cup chopped pecans or walnuts
1/3
cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Spray a 9x13 inch glass baking dish with cooking spay.
  • 2 Place apples in baking dish and sprinkle with the flour and cinnamon. Mix well, making sure all the apples are coated. Sprinkle the chopped caramels evenly over the apples.
  • 3 In a large bowl, using fork, mix cookie mix and melted butter until crumbly. Mix in walnuts and the chocolate chips. Sprinkle over apple mixture.
  • 4 Bake uncovered 30 to 40 minutes or until top is golden brown and bubbling.

Expert Tips

Here are some other fun and yummy variations to try.

Use 1/3 cup white chocolate chips, 12 caramel squares, chopped and 1/2 cup of chopped nuts.

Use 1/3 cup dark chocolate chips, 4 crumbled graham crackers, and 1 1/2 cups mini marshmallows.

Use 1/3 cup white chocolate chips, 1/2 cup chopped macadamia nuts and 1 cup shredded sweetened coconut.

Serve warm with ice cream or whipped cream. Amazing!

If you are a real chocolate lover you can add some extra chocolate chips on top of the crisp, as well as in the mix.

Prefer milk chocolate chips? Use 1/2 cup because they’re sweeter than the dark.