Apple nachos with peanut butter and chocolate

Apple “Nachos” with peanut butter and chocolate drizzle. Fruit, protein and chocolate makes this a great healthy snack at any time!

Apple Nachos with peanut butter and chocolate drizzle. Fruit, protein and chocolate makes this a great healthy snack at any time! | trialandeater.com

One of the best things about pinterest is the inspiration you can find, and I especially love when I see a picture of food that makes me feel the need to go make that recipe right that second. Enter: apple nachos. It was a pin from this page where I first heard about such a thing, and the options for toppings are endless. These are not exactly (at all) like “nachos” since I didn’t melt the whole thing in the microwave, there are no chips and there is no cheese (note to self: try this another time with cheese!). However apple nachos sounds much more exciting than “apples with varoius toppings”, so I’m going to go with it. It’s basically a way to get your “apple a day” while satisfying your sweet tooth at the same time. In my searches I have seen toppings like caramel, marshmallows, candy bars and cinnamon, but of course for my first try I decided on apple nachos with peanut butter and chocolate. Why would I go any other way?

Apple Nachos with peanut butter and chocolate drizzle. Fruit, protein and chocolate makes this a great healthy snack at any time! | trialandeater.com

This is a totally flexible recipe – you can use any kind of apple you want, any kind of topping and any amount. Though I would definitely recommend a sweet red apple as opposed to a granny smith/green apple, and you just can’t go wrong with peanut butter and chocolate. I list the amounts I used for my plate just for a guideline. I only had one Fuji apple in my kitchen, so I cut it up into 32 thin slices for my plate (I used an 8-piece apple corer like this one, cut each piece in half, and then each in half again). I melted 1/4 cup of peanut butter in the microwave and drizzled that on, and I tried to do the same with 1/4 cup chocolate chips. The melted chocolate didn’t spread as far as I wanted so I also added chocolate chips (a few mini, and few regular sized) on top.

Apple Nachos with peanut butter and chocolate drizzle. Fruit, protein and chocolate makes this a great healthy snack at any time! | trialandeater.com

I imagine this would be a hit as an appetizer too, but I can’t claim to have shared this with anyone. It’s not often you get a serving of fruit, protein, and chocolate all in one, so this is basically the best dessert snack ever.

If you make these apple nachos, take a pic and tag me on instagram with the hashtag #trialandeater so I can find them! I’d love to see your creations.

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Apple nachos with peanut butter and chocolate
 
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Apple "Nachos" with peanut butter and chocolate drizzle. Fruit, protein and chocolate makes this a great healthy snack at any time!
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • 1 Fuji apple (or slicing apple of your choice), cut into 32 thin slices*
  • ¼ cup smooth peanut butter, melted
  • ¼ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, melted**
  • handful of chocolate chips, for sprinkling (I used a combination of mini semi-sweet chips and regular sized dark chocolate chips)**
Instructions
  1. Arrange apple slices on a plate.
  2. Drizzle melted peanut butter over apple slices with a spoon, and do the same with the melted chocolate.
  3. Sprinkle handful of chocolate chips over the plate as topping.
  4. Serve immediately.
Notes
*I used an 8-piece apple corer, cut each piece in half, and then each in half again.
**If you are vegan, double check the labels, as not all brands of dark and semi-sweet chocolate are vegan.

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Comments

  1. says

    I love that these are called apple nachos – that’s so fun! And with chocolate and peanut butter … you just cannot go wrong!

  2. says

    I’ve had plenty of ‘must make this now!’ pintrest moments too :) Love the idea of apple nachos!! I love apples so this sounds amazing! And yours is so pretty too!

  3. says

    Yum, this is such a great and healthy snack! It looks delicious and totally has my attention with all that peanut butter and chocolate :)

  4. says

    This is such a great dessert/snack idea! I’m a huge sucker for those enormous apples dipped in chocolate, caramel, etc and coated in nuts (not just a caramel apple, the ones like totallllly coated they sometimes sell in fudge shops). Sounds like a healthier, just as tasty way to get my crazy candy apple fix.

    • Kelly says

      Oh yes, those are so good! This is just like that, but not quite as messy. Adding some nuts on here would be another great topping!

  5. says

    This is such a clever snack, your presentation is gorgeous. And yes I know what you mean about being inspired after seeing something on-line and then immediately running out to the kitchen.

  6. says

    I saw this on the Curried Cantaloupe recipe roundup that my Orange Cumin and Chicken Couscous recipe is featured on as well. This looks simply amazing and I love your photography! Who would have thought healthy could be so sweet and tasty.

    • Kelly says

      Thank so much for the compliment, Matt! I just love simple healthy snacks that can double as dessert.

    • Kelly says

      A girl after my own heart – peanut butter should always be in a well-stocked pantry :) I love the combo, I hope you do too!

    • Kelly says

      I’m only sad I’m late to the party and didn’t discover these sooner! I’m excited to try new topping variations.

  7. says

    So easy and soooo good!!! I usually add tahini and honey to a fruit when I want an healthy sweet :) But your apple nachos sound delicious! I might also try with peanut butter honey and cinnamon :)! Thank you for sharing this great idea!!! :*

  8. says

    This is a wonderful idea, Kelly! I usually have apples in our fruit bowl, and the other ingredients are pretty much staples, so these can be whipped up at any time! Love that melted PB drizzle – picture perfect! :)

    • Kelly says

      Thank you Alyssa! That’s what I love about this, these are ingredients that are usually on hand for a quick and tasty snack. I hope you try it!

  9. says

    This is the best! I love anything sweet with apples, like caramel or peanuts or chocolate. And this is a nice, easy way to get my fix! Nice pics, too!

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