Apple “Nachos” with peanut butter and chocolate drizzle. Fruit, protein and chocolate makes this a great healthy snack at any time!
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?
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.
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.
- 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)**
- Arrange apple slices on a plate.
- Drizzle melted peanut butter over apple slices with a spoon, and do the same with the melted chocolate.
- Sprinkle handful of chocolate chips over the plate as topping.
- Serve immediately.
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