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Guilt-Free Dessert Nachos You Can Make In Minutes

Easy Apple Nachos

I am one of those rare people that was born with a “salty tooth” instead of the much more common “sweet tooth.”  When it comes to snacking, I’d much rather have a bowl of popcorn than a bowl of ice cream! That being said, I am not against enjoying sweets from time to time as well…especially when they are as healthy as they are delicious. That describes this recipe to a tee! As a matter of fact, I had just eaten dinner and had a piece of fresh peach pie when my daughter-in-law Kaitlyn made this plate of Apple Nachos and despite the fact I was very, very full…I could not stop eating them!

Easy Apple Nachos

You’ve heard of Fruit Pizza…today we present you with Apple Nachos! I almost always have apples in my fridge and chocolate chips in my cabinet so it’s the perfect, convenient treat. Even my husband, who is very leery of “healthy” food, loves them! I’ve lost count how many times we’ve had them since Kaitlyn first made them. In fact, I’m polishing off of plate of them as I write this post. ;-)

Easy Apple Nachos

Apple Nachos

Ingredients:

  • 2 medium Gala apples (Fuji or Granny Smith would be delicious as well)
  • 1/4 cup strawberries
  • 1/4 cup blueberries
  • 2-3 tablespoons shredded coconut
  • 2-3 tablespoons granola
  • 2-3 tablespoons sliced almonds
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil

Easy Apple Nachos

Directions:

Start by slicing the apples – I like to cut them nice and thin. Toss the apple slices with some lemon juice or Fruit Fresh to keep them from turning brown. Then, slice the strawberries into bite sized pieces.

Easy Apple Nachos

Next, melt your chocolate chips with the coconut oil. You can leave the oil out but it makes drizzling the chocolate much easier. Since I don’t have a double boiler I improvise with a pot and a glass bowl. You can also melt chocolate in the microwave. Just do it 10-15 seconds at a time, stirring in between, until it’s pouring consistency.

Easy Apple Nachos

Now all you have to do is assemble the nachos! Start with a layer of apples and then drizzle on some chocolate. Continue this process until you use up all the apple slices. Add the strawberries and blueberries and some more chocolate. Top it all off with a sprinkle of granola, coconut, sliced almonds…and of course a little more chocolate ;-)

Easy Apple Nachos

Put the nachos in the fridge to chill for about 30 minutes or until the chocolate hardens. Now dig in and enjoy! These would make a great after school snack for the kiddos (assuming you don’t polish them off yourself before they get home!)

What is your go-to healthy sweet treat?

Easy Apple Nachos

APPLE NACHOS

Jill Nystul
I am one of those rare people that was born with a “salty tooth” instead of the much more common “sweet tooth.” When it comes to snacking, I’d much rather have a bowl of popcorn than a bowl of ice cream! That being said, I am not against enjoying sweets from time to time as well…especially when they are as healthy as they are delicious. That describes this recipe to a tee! As a matter of fact, I had just eaten dinner and had a piece of fresh peach pie when my daughter-in-law Kaitlyn made this plate of Apple Nachos and despite the fact I was very, very full…I could not stop eating them!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Chill 30 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 259 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 Gala apples Fuji or Granny Smith would be delicious as well
  • 1/4 cup strawberries
  • 1/4 cup blueberries
  • 2-3 tablespoons coconut shredded
  • 2-3 tablespoons granola
  • 2-3 tablespoons almonds sliced
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil

Instructions
 

  • Slice the apples nice and thin. Toss the apple slices with some lemon juice or Fruit Fresh to keep them from turning brown.
  • Slice the strawberries into bite sized pieces.
  • Melt chocolate chips with the coconut oil in a double boiler or in the microwave.

To assemble the nachos:

  • Start with a layer of apples and then drizzle on some chocolate. Continue this process until you use up all the apple slices.
  • Add the strawberries and blueberries and some more chocolate.
  • Top it all off with a sprinkle of granola, coconut, sliced almonds...and a little more chocolate.
  • Put the nachos in the fridge to chill for about 30 minutes or until the chocolate hardens.

Nutrition

Calories: 259kcalCarbohydrates: 34gProtein: 3gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 18mgPotassium: 174mgFiber: 4gSugar: 26gVitamin A: 100IUVitamin C: 10.4mgCalcium: 49mgIron: 0.8mg

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Jill Nystul is an accomplished writer and author who founded the blog One Good Thing by Jillee in 2011. With over 30 years of experience in homemaking, she has become a trusted resource for contemporary homemakers by offering practical solutions to everyday household challenges.
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  • I can’t wait to try this! I have a son with severe food allergies, and with one or two slight modifications, these would be a perfect snack for him! And thanks to the other commenters who made suggestions on where to find the chocolate chips. I live in an area small enough NOT to have a Whole Foods, but we do have a Fresh Market and a Hy-Vee, so I will try those places. Thanks for sharing this!

  • These look delicious! And thank you for the great tip of mixing coconut oil with the chocolate chips to help drizzle. I’ll have to try it!

  • I thin slice a few apples. Toss on some cinnamon. Dump on a pack or two of sugar substitute. Throw all in a plastic or paper bag and shake. For me, the sugar substitute tastes sweeter on an apple than sugar. No bowl to wash.

    Try Honey Crisp apples at $4 a pound (ugh). They were not on the market since last Oct and no one knows why. From my vegan buddy, I’m told, there will soon be an up grade from the Honey Crisp.

  • These sound so yummy. I work at a grocery store that carries some if the organic stuff. We do carry the enjoy life brand. I noticed that Angela’s from the Kansas city area like me. I live in a small town, (okay it’s not that small anymore). I would definitely love to try these. I’m
    like you Kaitlyn where sweets are my downfall with trying to stick to a diet.

    • Also I have one extended family member who is gluten free and now also doing sugar free for health reasons..So family parties have become more of a headache. I’ll have to show this to my mom. This may actually be do-able for us.

      • We do have Whole Foods but it’s at least 30minutes away. Thank goodness more stores are carrying – stuff, Walmart, Target and also having a Sprouts store nearby is great.

  • These sound delicious and I can’t wait to try them! I also only use Enjoy Life chocolate chips and I have found them at Whole Foods, of course, but also at my local (suburb of Kansas City) Walmart (in the gluten free section), Target (with all the other chocolate chips in the baking aisle) and HyVee (in the natural foods section). Thanks for the great recipe!

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