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Apple Nachos {Super Easy!}

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Quick and easy apple nachos recipe, homemade with simple ingredients in 10 minutes. Loaded with fresh apples, peanut butter, almond butter, chocolate chips. A delicious healthy snack or dessert.

This is the best healthy dessert for friends and kids alike! The crisp juicy apples, creamy nut butters, and sweet chocolate chips leave you with all the satisfaction and none of the food guilt. Serve these as a light ending to your holiday meals or as an after school snack! These Healthy Double Chocolate Muffins and Healthy Chocolate Banana Ice Cream are two other “healthier” snacks to enjoy.

Easy Apple Nachos with Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chips in Blue Plate

How To Make Apple Nachos?

  1. Arrange sliced apples– On a serving dish.
  2. Drizzle lemon juice– This is optional.
  3. Add toppings- This includes drizzling warm almond butter, peanut butter and sprinkling chocolate chips on top.
  4. Enjoy- Serve immediately and dig in!

Toppings For Dessert Nachos?

Nuts– Such as chopped peanuts, pecans, walnuts, pistachios, cashews.

Seeds– Such as chia seeds, pumpkin seeds, hemp seeds, sesame seeds.

Shredded coconut– You can use sweetened or unsweetened flakes to garnish the nachos.

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Candies– Such as M&Ms, other crushed or chopped candies like heath bars, or toffees or even dark/milk chocolate bars.

Glazes and sauces– Such as Caramel Sauce or Easy Chocolate Gravy or Dulce De Leche, honey, Nutella Syrup, chocolate ganache.

Other nut butters- Such as cashew butter, Biscoff cookie butter, Nutella, sunflower butter.

Jams and preserves- Like Orange marmalade, Homemade Strawberry Jam, raspberry preserves, Lemon Curd.

Vary the chocolate chips– Use dark, milk, semi-sweet and/or white chocolate chips

Sprinkles– Use whatever color or theme fits the occasion or holiday.

Cookie crumbles– Such as crushed Oreo cookies, chocolate chip cookies, or sugar cookies.

Marshmallows– Either drizzle marshmallow fluff, or use mini marshmallows.

Other fresh fruits- Berries are great. Try blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, strawberries.

Dried fruits- Such as cranberries, raisins, dried apricots and dried mangoes.

Granola– Try this fantastic Homemade Granola.

Add spices– A light sprinkle of ground cinnamon or nutmeg on top or even pumpkin pie spice would be great. Cinnamon sugar is another yummy option.

Closeup Shot of homemade Apple Nachos- Overhead Shot

Nacho Bar Ideas

This is such a fun party idea for any time of the year. Set-up a few long tables with multiple fruit options, and many toppings to choose from to create personalized nachos. You can even theme them for a birthday party, holiday or other special event!

Storage

Refrigerate– In a sealed container for up to 2 days. The apples may start to brown if they were not coated in lemon juice.

Freeze– Do not freeze apples because the texture will become “mealy” and very unpleasant.

Variations-

Use other fruits as the base– Like thinly sliced pears.

Caramel apple nachos– Use caramel sauce instead of nut butters and then other classic caramel apple toppings like whipped cream, peanuts, sprinkles.

Make it vegan– Use dairy free chocolate chips.

Apple nachos a la mode– Add vanilla ice cream, or whatever ice cream or even frozen yogurt you prefer.

Breakfast nachos– Top the fruit slices with warmed nut butter and blueberries, raspberries, and cut up strawberries. You can even sprinkle on some chia seeds or granola to make it hearty.

Closeup Shot of Holding an Apple Slice with Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chips

Tips And Techniques For Healthy Apple Nachos

Use a variety of apples– Sweet Red Delicious apples and a tart option like Granny Smith work really well together.

Prep the apples– Make sure to wash, pat dry, remove the core, and slice them into 1/2 inch thickness for best results. You don’t have to peel them.

How to keep apples from browning– This is an optional step, but coating the apple slices in lemon juice helps prevent the apples from oxidizing and turning brown.

Warm the nut butters– This makes their consistency thinner and allows for easy drizzling so you get an even amount on each apple slice.

Adjust the amount of nut butters and chocolate chips– Add more or less depending on your personal preference.

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Easy Homemade Apple Nachos with Peanut Butter, Almond butter and Chocolate Chips in Blue Plate
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Easy Apple Nachos

Prep Time
10 mins
 

Quick, easy, healthy apple nachos recipe, homemade with simple ingredients in 10 minutes. Loaded with fresh apples, peanut butter, almond butter, chocolate chips.

Servings: 4 People
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: after school snack, healthy dessert, healthy snack
Calories: 229 kcal
Author: Abeer Rizvi

Ingredients

  • 2 Red apples Red Delicious, Washed, Patted Dry, Core removed, Sliced into 1/2 inch thickness
  • 2 Green apples Granny Smith, Washed, Patted Dry, Core removed, Sliced into 1/2 inch thickness
  • 1 tbsp Lemon juice Optional, Keeps the apples from brownies
  • 2-3 tbsp Almond butter Warmed in the microwave so it's runny
  • 2-3 tbsp Peanut butter Warmed in the microwave so it's runny
  • 2-3 tbsp Chocolate chips Mini, Semisweet

Instructions

  1. Arrange sliced apples in a round plate or serving dish.

  2. Drizzle lemon juice and mix them to coat the apples (optional).

  3. Drizzle warm almond butter and peanut butter over the apples.

  4. Sprinkle chocolate chips on top.

  5. Serve immediately and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

  • Read all my tips above.
  • Leftovers can be stored in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 2 days. 
Nutrition Facts
Easy Apple Nachos
Amount Per Serving
Calories 229 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Cholesterol 1mg0%
Sodium 44mg2%
Potassium 307mg9%
Carbohydrates 34g11%
Fiber 6g24%
Sugar 25g28%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 115IU2%
Vitamin C 10mg12%
Calcium 51mg5%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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