Apple Nachos!

I have no clue where I originally saw this idea years ago–but in today’s blogging world, apple nachos have become just about as ubiquitous as raw ballz…

But, there may still be a few folks remaining who aren’t tuned into all the apple nacho hoopla.

If you’ve never tried them, give ‘em a whirl! They are ridiculously easy and taste much more awesome than they sound. Plus, my kids LOVE them as a midday snack. And did I mention how silly easy these are to toss together? Almost as easy as raw ballz. ;)

Obviously this isn’t a recipe–use your imagination and your fave toppings to make THE perfect apple nachos!

I used (to feed 1 1/2 kids and 2 adults):

  • 3 crispy and slightly tart apples (we ♥ honeycrisp! yum…)
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 3 tbsp creamy natural peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/4 cup pecans
  • 1/4 cup flaked unsweetened coconut
  • 1/4 cup vegan chocolate chips

For these, I sliced up some apples thin enough so it would be easy to eat the slice in one or two bites. I also lightly spritzed the apples with lemon juice to keep them from browning too fast.

Then I melted some peanut butter–until it was super runny–and drizzled it all over the apples. Next, I topped the apples and peanut butter with unsweetened flaked coconut, sliced almonds, a few pecans and, of course, chocolate chips. And finally, I drizzled a little more peanut butter onto the plate. Ya know, for good measure.

Couldn’t get much easier! Be sure to eat these with your hands, just like real nachos. :)

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143 Responses to Apple Nachos!

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  3. Tammy Pridmore says:

    Do you know how many carbs these have?

  4. Jocosmom says:

    I can’t wait to try this. I’m also wondering how this would be to heat, with all the chocolate gooey on the top and the nuts being slightly toasted.

  5. G’day! What a GREAT idea, true!
    I might have to put this one my list to do!
    I recently made what I think is a unique apple dessert on my blog should you wish to do!
    Cheers! Joanne

  6. Marsha says:

    I can’t wait to try this. I’ve never heard of apple nachos before and I think my kids will love it!

  7. I love this idea. I know what my next snack will be!

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  9. Bethan says:

    Lovely! I used organic crunchy pb, didn’t really drizzle so much as dollop, but still v tasty. Also used a cheap, dark chocolate and smashed it up to make chips. I think I would recommend it as it reduces the amount of sugar in the snack. My little one loved it and so did I!

  10. marlene braun says:

    This was excellent! My boys loved it! My natural pb didn’t get all melty though…hmmm? I used Adams naural crunchy pb!

  11. tania says:

    just made the dish and it was delicious, thank you for the recipe! PS on mine i added a layer of bananas and strawberries. i would recommend chilling it a bit prior to eating. thank you again! look forward to looking through your other recipes.

  12. Kate says:

    I found this on pinterest but forgot to repin it! When I went back to look for it, I found that this blog used your picture and your words: . I am making these for superbowl tomorrow, thanks for the recipe!

  13. Cristina says:

    I am definitely making this for dessert tonight! Using chopped walnuts with the almonds since I am out of pecans! I’ve been craving an apple dessert for a while now! So glad I saw this quick treat!

  14. Tor says:

    GENIUS! I am so bad for eating apples with half a jar of peanut butter. This looks so decadent and yummy, I bet it would be really good with almond or hazelnut butter.

  15. Kristen says:

    I eat the paleo way (or primal, or caveman) and while I do think that grains & sugars should be avoided I don’t think this would be against my diet at all — its apples and nuts. :D the only thing I’ll do is substitute almond butter for the peanut butter because we don’t eat legumes. And it’s definitely decadent — couldn’t eat it every day haha! Apples do have a high amount of sugar compared to other fruits.

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  17. this looks so yummy! quite new for me i must say. never tried this before.

  18. Chad Jones says:

    I love nachos, but apple nachos is new to me and my taste is craving to test it. It’s luscious-looking!

  19. Nova says:

    This sounds delicious! And is perfect for my coworker who has been having a hard time cutting out a lot of foods due to her allergies.
    Thank you!

  20. Ines says:

    Teddi Bear brand and Nut ‘n Better peanut butters are natural and organic and are a “runny” type peanut butter when first opened. After you refrigerate them, they firm up but if you made these nachos with a new jar of these peanut butters, you wouldn’t have to melt them, just drizzle.

  21. Kathy O says:

    wow – what a fabulous idea. Healthy snack or dessert. I will definitely make this one.

  22. Jerri Applin says:

    I’mglad Iread all the comments 1st.I’m trying this today.Thanks to all for the input!

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  24. Kim says:

    This looks soooo good! I’ll have to try this for my next cookout! It would make a great dessert

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  29. Katarina says:

    This looks amazing, such a brilliant idea!

  30. Marina says:

    Ooooh a must try!! Mmmm!

  31. Tammy says:

    These look really good…and would be great at a Halloween party this October. We could add some Halloween sprinkles and let the kids make their own little apple nachos.

    Or my daughters b’day party in September. LOL

  32. What an absolutely brilliant idea! I, too, have missed the apple nacho hoopla. I don’t have kids, but I imagine that these are great for adults too!! I, for one, would love a treat like this instead of a crazy-heavy dessert. I also realize that I definitely need a lemon juice “spritzer” in my life! Why have i not thought of that before?! Brilliant idea!