Apple Nachos are a healthy after school snack idea that will fill your kids' hungry tummies and satisfy their sweet tooth too! Kids can make this awesome little snack all by themselves (as long as they're old enough to cut the apples!). They can add their favorite toppings in addition to caramel, chocolate, and chocolate chips.
Apple nachos drizzled with caramel, chocolate and sweet chocolate chips are a fun way to get kids to eat their fruit. This recipe can be made with pears or peaches, too!
While perfect for using up those crispy fall apples you picked at the orchard, apples nachos are delicious made anytime of the year. It's a fun after school snack for the kids and they'll have fun not just eating it, but making it too.
You need just a few easy ingredients:
- Apples: red, green, yellow, whatever are your favorites!
- Caramel syrup
- Chocolate syrup
- Chocolate chips: milk, dark, or white chocolate.
You can make this healthy snack more nutritious by adding:
- Peanut butter
- Chopped walnuts, pecans, or almonds
- Crunchy granola
- Dried cranberries
- Coconut shavings
Apple nachos are so easy to make- there is no cooking at all, just slicing up the fruit! It takes just 5 minutes to put together.
STEP 1: Slice the apples and arrange them on a plate. My rule of thumb is 1 apple per child.
STEP 2: Drizzle the apples with caramel and chocolate syrup. Top with the chocolate chips. If you're using jarred sauce that's thicker than the squeeze bottle kind, warm it up in the microwave for about 30 seconds.
Apple nachos are best served immediately. But my kids' didn't eat them all the first day, so we put them in the fridge. The next day they were still quite delicious! The apples had softened, but hadn't browned yet.
Yes! This apple nachos recipe is relatively healthy. The more chocolate, caramel and chocolate chips you use, the less healthy it will be. Adding nuts and dried fruit will increase the calorie count but also increase the nutritional profile of the recipe.
This recipe makes approximately 4 six ounce serving. Each serving has about 270 calories. This would be for one apple, plus the caramel and chocolate sauces and chocolate chips.
To keep the sliced apples from browning, give them a light spritz with a citrus liquid, like lemon juice. You can also soak them in lime juice, lemon juice, or pineapple just for 10 minutes immediately after slicing. Then pat dry and create your plate of nachos.
- 4 apples
- ¼-1/2 cup caramel syrup
- ¼-1/2 cup chocolate syrup
- ½ cup chocolate chips, white, milk, or dark
- Slice the apples and arrange them on a plate.
- Drizzle the apples with caramel and chocolate syrup. If you're using jarred sauce that's thicker than the squeeze bottle kind, warm it up in the microwave for about 30 seconds.
- Top with the chocolate chips and enjoy!