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Apples and peanut butter–it’s one of life’s sweetest combinations! If you are searching for healthy and delicious snacks that are packed with calories and fit into your eating lifestyle, these healthy apple nachos are perfect. Eating healthier is a lifestyle change but it doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy yummy healthier treats! These peanut butter apple nachos come together super quickly and can be altered to your taste. Don’t like chocolate chips? Leave them off. LOVE nuts? Throw them on! Enjoy honey with your apple? Drizzle some on top. The possibilities are endless. Drizzling some white chocolate on top would be delicious too!
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Peanut Butter Apple Nacho Shopping List
Add these simple ingredients to your shopping list next week so you can make this yummy and healthy snack for yourself or your kiddos. Be sure to add some of your favorite toppings to have on hand.
- Peanut Butter
- Shredded Coconut
- Peanut Butter Baking Chips
- Mini Chocolate Chips (We get the mini semi-sweet baking chocolate chips)
- Your Other Favorite Toppings…
Trying to think of alternate topping ideas? Here’s a list of some other ideas. We have tried some but not all!
- Almond Butter
- Cashew Butter
- Caramel Sauce
- Fresh Fruit
- Chocolate Sauce
- Sprinkle of Cinnamon
- Sunflower Butter
- Chopped Peanuts or other nuts
- Mini marshmallows
- White chocolate chips
I’m sure there are tons of other ideas out there too that would be delicious on your own version of this apple nachos recipe.
How Do I Make This Sweet and Healthy Treat?
Make these apple nachos in a variety of ways by cutting them however you want. We typically slice them into normal wedges and lay them on a large platter or plate. For my recipe, mix together the peanut butter and honey and melt in the microwave for about 15 seconds. You want the consistency to be easy to drizzle on the apple slices. Drizzle the mixture on top of the apples. Sprinkle the chocolate chips, coconut flakes, and peanut butter chips on top of the apples. This is where you add any of your preferred toppings as well.
This is such an easy snack to whip up if you have toppings on hand often. Serve immediately and enjoy!
Store the extras in an airtight container on the counter or in the fridge. Eat them within a few days for maximum enjoyment.
These crunchy peanut butter apple nachos make a great school snack, platter for a celebration or party, or an everyday treat!
If you are trying to cut even more calories and fat from your diet you can also replace the peanut butter with PB Fit, which I actually really enjoy! You can leave the peanut butter off completely and drizzle the apple slices with some dark chocolate as well. These apple slices really can be whatever you want!
What Type of Apple Should I Use?
Use any apple you want! Apples range from crisp to a little soft and sour to sweeter. Some of our favorite apples are Honeycrisp apples, fuji apples, gala apples, or a ripe pink lady. If you like sour apples, go for a granny smith apple.
My littlest guy-Carter-could not have enough of these apples! My oldest son Jacob tends to be a very picky eater but he loved these apples as well! It was great knowing he was getting a healthy and nutritious snack without “forcing” him to eat something he normally doesn’t like.
I hope you and your family enjoy this yummy and healthy snack. I would love to hear which toppings you add to your apples!
How Do I Keep Apples Slices From Turning Brown?
One simple way to keep your apple slices from turning brown (especially if you are taking them to a party where they might sit for a while) is you soak them in saltwater. Yes, you heard me right, saltwater. Use a 1/2 tsp of salt in about a quart of water. Mix thoroughly and let the apples soak for about five minutes. Now you can store them in a baggie or immediately use them to make your apple nachos.
I have also kept my fresh apples from going brown by soaking them in lemon juice. This works very well. Something about the citric acid keeps the apples fresh, so you can use lemon-lime soda or anything with a little citrus in it.
More Delicious Apple Recipes
If you enjoy this peanut butter apple nacho recipe, you will also love our Apple Slice Cookies! Be sure to try our White Apple Punch Recipe. It’s the perfect refreshing drink for spring and summer. Want a tasty treat or easy breakfast, try the Cinnamon Applesauce Muffins. Your kids are sure to love Instant Pot Strawberry Applesauce as well!
Peanut Butter Apple Nachos
- 1-2 apples
- 3 Tbsp . Peanut Butter
- 1 Tbsp . honey
- 2 Tbsp . Shredded Coconut
- Peanut Butter Baking Chips
- Mini Semi- Sweet Chocolate Baking Chips
- Your other favorite toppings…
- Thinly slices your apples and lay on top of a platter.
- Mix together peanut butter and honey, place in microwave for 15 second increments until slightly melted and it reaches a drizzle type consistency.
- Drizzle peanut butter mixture on top of apples.
- Sprinkle shredded coconut, peanut butter chips and mini baking chips on top. OR Add your desired toppings.
- Serve immediately and enjoy!
This post and images have been updated as of 1/16/17