Eat of the MomentApple NachosCarrie Murphy

Apple Nachos came to me by way of every girl’s (and increasingly, guy’s) favorite new obsession: Pinterest. I drank the Pinterest Kool-Aid way back last summer, and my pinning addiction is 6 months long and going strong. I kept seeing different versions of apple nachos get pinned again and again, so I thought I’d set out to make my own (without looking at any of the pinned recipes, of course. Scout’s honor!). Apple Nachos are crazy-easy to make, but they’re kind of unusual at the same time. I mean, I swear I never heard the words “apple” and “nacho” put together until I got on Pinterest. Did you? Probably not. As sweet treats go, these are on the healthier side of the spectrum, basically because they’re a slightly-more-dressed-up version of your classic “apples and peanut butter” after school snack.

My boyfriend and I ate these as an after-lunch treat, but apple nachos would be a cool novelty dessert or appetizer at a party, don’t you think? Perfect for kids to eat, too, and really simple for them to make.

There’s really no end to the different ways you could make these. Try different kinds of nut butters, honey, chocolate syrup, caramel sauce or even icing if you’re trying to get crazy. Add raisins or other dried fruits, fresh blueberries, sliced grapes, M&Ms, coconut, shaved chocolate….GO CRAZY WITH TOPPINGS! Mix some sliced pears in with the apples or try sliced bananas instead.

Apple Nachos

Serves 2-4

Total time: less than 10 minutes

Total hands-on time: less than 10 minutes

What you’ll need:

  • 5 apples, sliced
  • 1/2 cup of peanut butter, melted
  • chocolate chips to taste
  • sliced or chopped almonds to taste

 What you’ll do:

1. Chop the apples. Slice 3 of the apples vertically, into wedges, and 2 of them horizontally, into circular slices.

2. Douse the apples with just a little bit of lemon juice so they don’t turn brown.

3. Melt the peanut butter in the microwave, using a Pyrex or other measuring cup with a spout.

4. Arrange the apple slices on a large plate or platter, much as you would if you were using tortilla chips: layer ‘em, stack’em, overlap ‘em.

5. Drizzle the peanut butter carefully over the apples, then sprinkle your chocolate chips and nuts all around. And I do mean ALL around…you don’t want a little Hansel-and-Gretel trail here, you want these apples covered with the tasty toppings.

 

And you’re done! If you guys wanna link up on Pinterest, leave your usernames in the comments and I promise to follow all of y’all. I’m kind of too embarrassed to leave my username here in the post, not because I don’t think I have AWESOME TASTE in pretty clothes and pretty landscapes and pretty throw pillows, but because I don’t want y’all to think I’m jonesin’ for Pinterest followers. Regardless, I’m truly interested in seeing the funny dog pictures and DIY shirtdress projects you’ve pinned, so just look for me to pop up in your followers :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/liz.haebe Liz Haebe

    Oh wow! This looks amazing! My name is theliz25 on Pinterest. I’m so obsessed with that site it’s ridiculous! And, I am so trying this recipe!

  • http://www.facebook.com/kwuyscik Kelly Wuyscik

    These look delicious! I’ve been so hooked on pinterest lately that I needed a break but now I’m antsy to get back on. If you wanna be pinterest pals, I just have it hooked up with my FB so no special username :)

    One of these days I’ll stop just pinning food and actually make it myself! The only thing I’ve made after months of pinning is peanut butter cup banana bread which was to die for. Mmmm.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=505585080 Staycee Hutchings

    This looks soo good! Healthy too! Can’t wait to try it!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=854815175 Kacey Lyn Deamer

    Love this idea, and Pinterest! I’d even put frozen blueberries on top. (KaceyDeamer)

  • http://www.facebook.com/caseyhbowles Casey Hollimon Bowles

    Apples and peanut butter are one of my favorite snacks! Love the idea.

    Feel free to follow me at caseyraeb on pinterest!

  • http://www.facebook.com/sammels Sarah Sammel

    I was soooo planning on making these for a Super Bowl party this weekend based on all the pins I’ve seen! I’m sammels on Pinterest (unbelievably creative, I know)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003308095890 Zauro Rerun

    Those look incredibly sinful.

    follow – Cheetomuncher :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001112912048 McKae Miller

    These look so yummy!! I want to try it now :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=24603853 Bobbi Jean Garcia

    I totally Pinned this. :-D

  • http://www.facebook.com/liv.regan Olivia Regan

    That looks delicious. I want to try this with bananas (and maybe some honey too)! Olivia Regan

  • http://www.facebook.com/DebbChristensen Debby White-Christensen

    The only way I’ll eat apples <3

    debbchristensen

  • Anonymous

    they look delish!

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  • Anonymous

    I can’t wait to try it! Ptreee

  • http://www.facebook.com/kmfeola KateLynn Marie

    These look so yummy! I can’t wait to try my own version!

    I am KateLynn Marie on Pinterest.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=7103271 Jacqueline Sandoval

    Yuummmm!! I WANT!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/carolineammurphy Carrie Murphy

    thanks for all the comments! i’m off to go follow all your lovely pinterest boards now!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1573230608 Shannon Leigh

    i ran home and made these right after i read this. i mixed chocolate syrup with the peanut butter and it was soooo amazing!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=578833868 Zareen Syed

    These are yummmmo! Love them. It’s like my patent “I’m starvin’ marvin and might inhale the pantry if i don’t eat something healthy quick” snack. Lol, ok that was borderline pathetic. But still! Apples and peanut butter are the best; banana’s too!

  • http://www.facebook.com/amethyst.l.marie Amethyst Lore Marie

    Pinned to my “Noms” board. 8) I’m Amethyst Marie on Pinterest.

    • Anonymous

      Great ideas b! My first tuhhgot when I started pinning was “How much of my creating time will this take up?”. lol I am moving rooms around today, but will take part asap.

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