Caramel Apple Nachos Supreme

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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

Need an easy dessert that the kids will love? Look no further!

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

Apples, caramel, chocolate chips, and pecans join forces to give us an exceptional treat!

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

Nachos for dessert, anyone? These delectable nachos will become a new family-favorite!

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

Our apples nacho supreme is one of our most popular dessert recipes for any time of the year!

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:

Apple Nachos Supreme

Our delectable, 5-ingredient apple nachos supreme is an easy-to-prepare dessert that the whole family is sure to love.
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Kid-Friendly, Quick and Easy
Servings: 5 people
Calories: 246kcal
Author: Gale Compton

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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!

Notes

Here's our recipe for Caramel Sauce, if you wanted to make your own.
Use additional caramel sauce for added sweetness.
For gluten-free chocolate chips, we recommend Enjoy Life.

Nutrition

Serving: 0.5cup | Calories: 246kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 99mg | Potassium: 270mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 79IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 77mg | Iron: 1mg
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 11

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9 Comments on "Caramel Apple Nachos Supreme"

  1. Chris  July 24, 2013

    How is it nachos??

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  2. AshelyGwen  August 13, 2013

    Maybe eat it with graham crackers as the scoop? Then it's more like nachos? Looks delicious! I bet that'd be amazing over icecream too, just like a pie!

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  3. Heather  November 25, 2013

    I make these but just cut the apples with an apple slicer. Then drizzle on the carmel and throw on anything else. Works great!

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  4. Amy Dixon  January 9, 2014

    Try cutting up a banana to eat with this…amazing! Apple and banana nachos…

    Reply
  5. Donna Van Avery  April 24, 2017

    I to am trying to figure out how to serve this

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    • Gale Compton  April 25, 2017

      Donna, It’s a fun recipe when company is over. Also, makes a delicious treat for barbecues.

      Reply
  6. Lacey  October 28, 2018

    Apples cut into 1/4 inch cubes? Is that even possible? Did you mean slices?

    Reply
    • Nichole Furlong  October 28, 2018

      Yes, slices. Thank you for catching that!

      Reply

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