If you’re like me, you don’t have a ton of time to spend in the kitchen, but you still like to have fun and yummy go-to recipes to serve to family and friends. I am always on a mission to find great recipes on Pinterest and then make them as easy as possible. That’s exactly what I did with this quick and easy apple nachos recipe I am sharing with you today.
The Inspiration for my Apple Nachos Recipe
A few weeks ago, my daugher found this video on YouTube.
(If you watch the video, make sure you keep reading because my version is easier)
My jaw dropped at the delicousness I saw before me.
However, as a busy mom with two kids (that like to help me in the kitchen) I wanted something that would be easier to put together.
It’s undeniable that treats on a stick are adorable and appealing, but I often find the sticks or skewers to be an extra and unneccessary step.
Afterall, you take a few bites and then throw the stick away so it also ends up being a waste of money.
Plus there was a lot of chopping and prepping different ingredients involved, and I just don’t have the time for that.
I was sure I could come up with something just as delicious and fun, so I started brainstorming.
A 5-Minute Easy Apple Nachos Recipe
My first tactic to simplify this yummy treat was to ditch the stick.
This saved me a trip to the store and the extra step of inserting the skewer (and tossing it in the garbage can).
I also saved myself a ton of time by using my handy dandy apple slicer and corer. This one creates the perfect sized slices for apple nachos (and school lunches).
It also allowed my daughter to slice and core 6 apples in about 2 minutes!
After slicing we gave them a quick dip into some lemon lime soda to prevent browning and blotted them off with a paper towel.
This will help to prevent the toppings from sliding off.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Apple Nachos
The next step was to drizzle with melted chocolate and peanut butter.
We used milk chocolate candy melts because I had some we needed to use up. You could also use chocolate syrup if that’s what you have in the fridge.
For the peanut butter, we just scooped some spoonfulls into a glassbowl and heated on 50% power for 30 seconds.
If you have nut allergies in your house you can substitute it with a drizzle of carmel apple dip.
You could also go totally “extra” and and use peanut butter AND carmel.
Bam! Quick and easy 5 minute apple nachos. The perfect fall snack for after school or dessert.
At this point your creation is a blank slate.
They are a perfectly delicious and could even be considered healthy apple nachos at this point.
Halloween Apple Nachos
Since Halloween is coming soon we decided to turn our version into a festive spooky eyeball version.
First, we added a variety of fun orange, purple, orange green and black nonpareils sprinkles and candy quins.
Finally, we topped them with eyeballs!
SO Fun!!! My little monster’s gobbled these up in just a few minutes.
Creating this super fun halloween version of apple nachos as a family got us thinking of all the different topping ideas.
Apple Nachos Topping Ideas
- Marshmallows (mini or melted marshmallow fluff)
- Mini M&M’s
- Crushed Pretzels
- Chopped walnuts, almonds or pecans
- Chopped candybars
There you have it mama! A quick and easy recipe for apple nachos that are the perfect fall snack idea to make and enjoy with your family.
We would love to hear from you! What topping combination do you want to try? Comment below!
If you’re looking for more fall fun check out these posts:
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