If you’ve ever attended a fall festival or summer carnival, chances are good that you’ve experienced the joy that is caramel apples! If you love this sweet and simple treat as much as we do, you’re going to fall head-over-heels for our Apple Nachos Supreme recipe.
Trading Cheese for Caramel
When you think of nachos, you probably envision a bunch of chips drowning in melted cheese, black beans, guacamole, and a host of other colorful or spicy ingredients. Not this time: Our Apple Nachos Supreme is exactly the opposite!
This sweet and savory take on the popular comfort meal spotlights apple slices in place of tortilla chips, and creamy caramel instead of melted cheese. In addition to the crisp apples and caramel drizzle, these nacho look-alikes also incorporate pecans, lemon juice, and chocolate chips. This combination creates a mouthwatering mixture that’s bursting with tangy, chocolaty goodness.
Looking for a more traditional nacho recipe? Try our Clean-Eating Grilled Chicken Nachos!
The Importance of Lemon Juice
The first step in the instructions is to toss the apple chunks in lemon juice. Why do we do this? Lemon juice keeps the apples from getting soft and brown. The citric acid in the lemon juice is an antioxidant. When applied to the apple chunks, it halts the oxidation process in its tracks, leaving you with fresh-looking, crisp apple chunks!
A Healthier Dessert Alternative
This crisp treat is an excellent, nutritious option that will satisfy your sweet tooth when those cravings strike! Each serving of this scrumptious dessert contains fewer than 250 calories. Plus, it offers your body some real nutrition (which is more than most desserts can claim). With ingredients like high-fiber apples, heart-healthy pecans, and antioxidant-rich dark chocolate, you can indulge in this dessert without any guilt at all!
In addition to fiber, apples are a wonderful source of vitamin C. Meanwhile, pecans and dark chocolate carry a hefty dose of iron, manganese, selenium, and zinc. Vitamin C is most well-known for supporting a healthy immune system, which is vital to living your healthiest life. The vitamins found in the pecans and dark chocolate also support the immune system while aiding in energy production.
Our Apple Nachos Supreme are Kid-Friendly
Not only will kids enjoy eating these yummy apple nachos, but they’ll also love helping you make them! The simplicity of this dessert makes it a great, kid-friendly option. The kiddos will have an absolute blast adding on the tasty toppings. Be sure to keep this recipe in mind the next time you’re trying to figure out how to entertain the little ones.
If your kids love helping in the kitchen, make these easy dessert recipes with them:
- Superfood Banana Pops
- No-Bake Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Energy Bites
- Peanut Butter & Chocolate Apple Bites
Apple Nachos Supreme
- 3 tart apples like Granny Smith, cored, peeled and cut into 1/4" cubes
- 2 teaspoons lemon juice
- 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
- 1/4 cup pecans diced
- 1/2 cup caramel sauce heated up
- In a large mixing bowl add apple pieces and lemon juice, toss to combine.
- On a serving platter, add apples, chocolate chips, pecans, and drizzle with hot caramel sauce. Serve immediately for best results!
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