You haven’t had nachos…until you’ve had Apple Nachos!

Wait, Apple what?

That’s right.  Apple Nachos.  Stay with me, folks.  Here’s a picture of them in all of their glory, just to get you salivating.

Apple Nachos via thinkingcloset.com

Apple Nachos

This Pinterest find comes from Allyson of Manifest Vegan who shared her recipe for this apparent “craze” in the blogging world.  I’ve made them three times in the last five days, so that most definitely qualifies as a craze in our household.

How are they awesome?  Let me count the ways:

  • Fast prep time.  I’d give it five minutes max.
  • It’s a much healthier snack than reaching into the chips bag!  Talk about a great way to get fruit, protein, and chocolate into to your diet.  (Remember: chocolate, in small quantities, is good for you.  Don’t believe me?  Click here.)
  • Fall is nearly upon us!  It’s time to work apples into our diets on a regular basis, people.
  • It’s suitable for all age groups.  (My little nephews enjoyed it as much as we big humans did.)
  • I’m all about eating with my hands.  Ever since I first visited Medieval Times….
  • Husbands who don’t like pecans will start liking pecans.  It’s a miracle snack.

Mixing the ingredients together creates an amazing blend of tastes that I’ve not quite had before.  Here’s a run down of the “recipe.”  I usually like to know exact amounts for each ingredient, but this is one of those that really is more fun if you eye it.

Close-up of the delicious apple nachosAPPLE NACHOS:

  • Apples (sliced very thin and with as much surface-area as possible – - they’re like little plates!).  1 apple per person should be about the right amount.
  • Lemon juice (keep about a few teaspoons in a bowl and dip the apples in the juice before setting out to avoid browning)
  • Sliced almonds
  • Pecans
  • Flaked coconut
  • Chocolate chips
  • Creamy peanut butter (put about 1/4 cup in the microwave for 30 seconds to soften it – - then drizzzzzzzle on top for the final touch!)

Toss it all on a plate the next time you have a friend over or the neighborhood kids drop by unexpected.  It’s a snack that won’t last very long, so make sure YOU get a few bites in there, too.  (I knew I learned how to box out in basketball for SOME reason….)

Sunset on the apple nachos.  Yum.

The sun set on what turned out to be a beautiful and delicious Sunday.

Lovely comments so far...

  1. beautiful and deliscous indeed

  2. I must try this! Thanks gazelle

  3. Perfect for fall days in New York!! Sounds a little like a version of gazelle squares minus the graham crackers…wonder if you could drizzle caramel ice cream syrup on top as an alternative to PB?

  4. Mmm, peanut butter, apples, and nachos…some of my most favorite things combined! I’ll have to try this.

  5. What a fun, tasty, nutritious snack. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Lauren,
    Just discovered your blog. Absolutely love how fun and creative it is! This recipe looks so delicious and is such a great healthful dessert! Can’t wait to try.

    • thethinkingcloset says:

      Aw! Thanks, Amanda! You’re too kind. Funnily enough, my MIL whipped up some apple nachos yesterday for our sewing day. They were just as yummy as the last time I had them! ;-) I hope you have fun making (and eating) your apple nachos. Feel free to send me a pic of them, so I can feature you in my next Reader Showcase (end of summer).

  7. Carol Anderson says:

    Here is a silly question about the nachos – do you use them to scoop this up or no nachos and you scoop with the apples? Thank and I will be making these!!

    • thethinkingcloset says:

      Not silly at all, Carol! I’m glad that you’re curious. So, I think the idea behind the recipe title is that you use the apples as little scoopers, like nachos…but now that you mention it, I’m tempted to try this recipe with actual nachos. I don’t think it would be half bad! ;-)

  8. This looks incredibly good !
    Thanks for sharing.
    Visiting from ‘Sew Many Ways’.
    Rose

  9. This sounds fantastic! I am having friends in on the 23rd for a sew in and we will be making these for sure!

    • thethinkingcloset says:

      Yay! That’s coming up real soon, isn’t it? Well, if you do end up making the apple nachos, I’d LOVE it if you sent me a photo. It’s one of my favorite things in the world to feature my readers in my seasonal Reader Showcase posts. Either way, have a blast at your sew-in!

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