Apple Nachos recipe with peanut butter and melted chocolate drizzle. Fruit, protein and chocolate makes this a great healthy snack at any time! Vegan, gluten-free, 5 minute dessert.
One of the best things about pinterest is the inspiration you can find.
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.
The inspiration for this came from a blog no longer in existence, but 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 various 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 caramel apple nachos, toppings like marshmallows and candy bars, but of course for my first try I decided on peanut butter and chocolate apple nachos.
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.
Many people prefer a granny smith apple but my personal preference is to use a sweet red apple.
Though you just can’t go wrong with peanut butter and chocolate.
If you are allergic or want a version of apple nachos without peanut butter, other options are almond butter, cashew butter, or sunflower butter.
I list the amounts I used for my plate just for a guideline. I used an 8-piece apple corer, cut each piece in half, and then each in half again. 32 thin slices.
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.
Update: I’ve been informed this is a hit as a party 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.
I’ve always made a peanut butter and jelly version of these apple nachos, which would be great for an after school snack!
- 1 Fuji apple, (or slicing apple of your choice), cut into 32 thin slices*
- 1/4 cup smooth peanut butter, , melted
- 1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, , melted**
- 1 handful of chocolate chips, (I used a combination of mini semi-sweet chips and regular sized dark chocolate chips), for sprinkling **
- 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.
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.
**You can reduce the amount of chocolate + peanut butter by half or more if you want to cut down the calories - I just like to overload it sometimes!
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 690Total Fat: 39gSaturated Fat: 24gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 32gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 320mgCarbohydrates: 71gFiber: 14gSugar: 81gProtein: 19g
Nutrition information is calculated automatically by an online tool at Nutritionix. It is not always accurate. Please use your own tools to check if you rely on this information.