I’m a big fan of nachos of all varieties — from classic ground beef to tater tot-chos, breakfast nachos to dessert ones (hello, s’mores!). But they all tend to feel pretty heavy after a few bites.
Not these nachos. Well, depending how you load ’em up.
You can make apple nachos in just a few minutes’ time, but they’re unusual enough that they look impressive — and they double as dessert. The key is to dip the apple slices in lemon juice before plating them; that way they won’t oxidize and turn brown mid-party. If they make it that long, of course.
Pile up the nachos with whatever toppings you want. We used a light sprinkling of cinnamon and sugar (great for sweetening ultra-tart apples, like Granny Smiths), melted peanut butter, chocolate chips and a drizzle of honey. Basic, but delightful.
Here are a few other ideas you could try:
- Dried cranberries
- Candied orange peel
- Dulce de leche
- Caramel sauce
- Chopped dates
- Pretzel pieces
- White chocolate
- Chopped nuts
- Crushed Oreos
- Crumbled graham crackers
- Mini M&Ms
- Fruity Pebbles or other cereal
- Chopped candy bars
- 4 large apples (Try Gala, Honeycrisp or Granny Smith)
- 1/4 cup lemon juice, for preserving apples
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 cup peanut butter, melted
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 3 tablespoons semisweet chocolate chips
- Peel and slice the apples, then dip in lemon juice so the apples won't brown. Place the apples on a plate.
- Combine the sugar and cinnamon, then sprinkle the two on the apples.
- Top with melted peanut butter, honey and chocolate chips. Serve immediately.
Now what are you waiting for? Get your costume — and your snack — on!