Today, I want to share three easy ways to make apple nachos. You know how you get a little hungry in the afternoons around 3pm? You don’t want anything that’s going to mess up dinner but you feel like you need a little something? Me too, like every afternoon. In the past, I would grab something super sweet like a brownie or a cookie. I’m not gonna lie sometimes I still do depending on how the day has been but we’ve been really intentional about making healthier choices lately which has us addressing the midafternoon snack attack.
We try to eat an apple every day because they seem to have so many health benefits and they’re also a quick and easy snack. But after a while, apples on their own can get kind of boring, you know? So, I started coming up with different combinations that would make eating an apple seem not so mundane and along the way discovered that apple nachos were actually a thing. I seriously had no idea.
We’re pretty crazy about peanut butter around here and caramel too. I could stash a jar of peanut butter and a spoon in my purse “for emergencies” and not even blink. That being said, we’ve been trying out different nut butters and they’re really good as well. Apple nachos are great because they’re completely customizable. You can make them as healthy or as delectable as you like with very little effort.
Here’s a look at three of our favorite ways to make apple nachos…(Affiliate links have been provided for your convenience. You can read our full disclosure policy here)
Our favorite apples are Honeycrisp and Pink Ladies. They’re both a bit on the tart side but you can use any kind of apples you like. Make sure you wash and dry the apples well before you slice them. They should be clean and without stickers.
You’ll probably want to use an apple slicer for these apple nachos. We use this one from Pampered Chef and it makes slicing apples so easy.
If part of the core has been left on the apple slices, use caution and care as knife will be sharp to remove it.
After the apples have been sliced, arrange them on a bowl or a plate. Mine are ironstone but these are just as cute
For a healthy option, drizzle your favorite nut butter over the apple slices.
Then top with your favorite granola.
For a salted caramel version, drizzle warm caramel over the apple slices. You can make your own caramel sauce on the stove, use easy melting caramel bits or even buy premade caramel sauce like this one. Use whatever works for the amount of time you have.
Lightly sprinkle sea salt over the warm caramel for a sweet and salty mix. I sometimes add nuts for a bit of crunch on this combination too.
Now if you’re really in a decadent mood you can drizzle caramel and your favorite nut butter over the apples slices
then top with chocolate chips and chopped pecans.
This one is great served a bit warm in a skillet with plenty of extra caramel sauce and toppings on hand for dipping. Super easy, right? Honestly, the apple nacho combinations are endless. Yes, it’s messy but if there’s anything this year has taught me it’s that life is also messy.
And there’s always a message in the mess.