Apple Nachos with Peanut Butter
Your kids love nachos, but as a mom, you’re not too fond of their nutritional value (or lack thereof). That’s why we created Peanut Butter Apple Nachos! They make for the perfect after-school snack your kids will request time and time again. Granny Smith apples, dark chocolate, creamy peanut butter and sweet coconut flakes all combine for a delicious healthy nacho recipe. At only 87 calories for three “nachos,” both you AND the kids can gobble them up!
How do I keep Apples from Turning Brown?
While brown apples taste the same, it doesn’t look good. Everyone balks at eating brown apples. To keep your apples from turning brown, you want to put lemon juice on them. Squeeze the lemon juice over the apples to prevent them from browning.
Can I Use PB2 for This Recipe?
If you are watching calories, you can change the peanut butter to PB2 and use the plain peanut butter flavor or use the chocolate peanut butter flavor.
What are Variations for Apple Nachos?
There are a lot of fun ways to change these apple nachos. If you are not watching calories you can use things like Nutella, Cookie Butter, and other flavored peanut butter.
If you are looking for ways to change the apple nachos but still want to watch your calories you can use powdered peanut butter, almond butter, sun butter, or cashew butter.
You can also add things like raisins, dried fruit, and strawberries to your nachos.
- Tart apple
- Dark chocolate chips
- Unsweetened coconut flakes
- Natural creamy peanut butter
- Raw, unsalted peanuts
- Lemon juice
How to Make Peanut Butter Apple Nachos
Wash and core the apples.
Thinly slice the apples into rings using a very sharp knife or mandolin. If you are using a slicer, you want it set to the 3rd thickness setting.
Place the slices onto a platter or plate and squeeze the lemon juice over the apples to prevent them from browning.
Melt the chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl. Heat the chips in the microwave for 10-15 seconds at a time on the lowest setting. You want to make sure you do not burn the chips. Stir and do it again until the chips are melted. Overheating the chips will cause them to be lumpy and gritty.
Drizzle the chocolate with a spoon over the apple slices.
Heat the peanut butter in a microwave-safe bowl for 10-15 seconds so that it loosens. Then drizzle it over the apple slices with a spoon.
Evenly sprinkle the coconut flakes and chopped peanuts over the apple slices, and serve immediately.
Apple Nachos with Peanut Butter
- 1 large tart apple such as Granny Smith
- 2 tablespoons dark chocolate chips
- 1 tablespoon unsweetened coconut flakes
- 2 tablespoons natural creamy peanut butter
- 1 tablespoon raw unsalted peanuts, coarsely chopped
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- Core the apple and thinly slice it into rings with a mandoline slicer or a sharp knife. On a slicer with 3 thickness settings, use the thickest.
- Lay the slices out on a large plate or platter, and squeeze the lemon juice over them to prevent browning.
- In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the chocolate chips in 10-15 second intervals on the microwave’s lowest setting, being careful not to burn the chips. Stir in between intervals until melted (overheating chocolate will result in a lumpy and gritty texture).
- Drizzle the chocolate with a spoon over the apple slices.
- In another microwave-safe bowl, heat the peanut butter for 10-15 seconds to allow it to loosen, then drizzle the peanut butter with a spoon over the apple slices.
- Evenly sprinkle the coconut flakes and chopped peanuts over the apple slices, and serve immediately.
- Store leftovers in the refrigerator, but eat as soon as possible for best results.