Simple Apple Nachos Recipe

Apple nachos are a tasty and fun treat for any age, but kids especially love the added peanut butter and chocolate chips! They’re messy, they’re fun, and they’re perfect for sharing!

plate full of apple nachos

Apple nachos with peanut butter and chocolate

I love eating caramel apples or candy covered apples but I hate biting through so much hard and chewiness. Apple nachos are the perfect way to enjoy your favorite candy apples without feeling like you’ll be losing a tooth filling.

Butterscotch chips with the apples taste as good (if not better) than caramel, so I love using them instead when it comes to this simple apple nachos recipe.

ingredients for making apple nachos

Apple nachos ingredients

  • Apples
  • Chocolate chips
  • Butterscotch chips
  • Marshmallows
  • Peanut butter

*You can use any of your favorite chocolates or toppings

What you’ll need to make this apple nacho recipe

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all of the ingredients for making apple nachos

Tips for making apple nachos

If you want them to look pretty you might want to use lemon water to soak your apple slices in to prevent browning. This is pretty easy to do and doesn’t take much time.

MAKE SURE YOU PAPER TOWEL DRY THE APPLES ARE SOAKING! A wet apple will have all of the pretty toppings fall right off!

You can also put your warmed and melted toppings in a Ziploc bag and cut the tip off. Squeeze it out over the apples for a nice look over the apples. otherwise using a spoon works great if you’re just looking for fast, easy, and delicious.

plate full of apple nachos

FAQs about Apple Nachos

What kind of toppings should I use for apple nachos?

You can use any of your favorite candy apple toppings. Melted chocolate chips or even ice cream syrups work great! Sprinkles and chopped nuts or shredded coconut all work amazingly well.

What kind of apples should I use?

You can use any type of apple. Personally I prefer apples with a sour bite to them like Granny Smith or a Pink Lady, but if you like sweeter apples like Red Delicious or Fuji or even a Jonagold, they’d work too.

How far in advance can I make these?

For the best tasting results, I don’t recommend making them until just before serving. This keeps them fresh and delicious (which is what we want!

Are apple nachos healthy?

Apples are healthy and so is peanut butter. This dish is packed with vitamins, protein and fiber. It also has some unhealthy bits like the chocolate and marshmallows. When you compare it to fast food or any number of other treats for kids, this is probably one of the healthiest “fun” things you can give them.

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How to make apple nachos

Quarter your apples and remove the core/seeds.

Slice each quarter into 4 slices.

Arrange the apple slices on a plate.

Melt peanut butter, marshmallows, and butterscotch chips in separate bowls in the microwave for a few seconds each.

Drizzle them all over the nachos and sprinkle with chocolate chips.

Serve and enjoy.

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Apple Nachos

This super fun and tasty apple nacho recipe is one that kids and adults love to eat. It's healthy, fun and so good!
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apple nacho recipe, apple nachos, apple nachos with peanut butter and chocolate, simple apple nachos recipe
Servings: 2
Calories: 580kcal
Author: Beeyond Cereal


  • 2 cup Apples
  • 1/4 cup Chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup Butterscotch chips
  • 1/4 cup Marshmallows
  • 1/4 cup Peanut butter
  • *You can use any of your favorite chocolates or toppings


  • Quarter and slice your apples into 12 pieces (or thinner if you'd like).
  • Arrange the apple slices on a plate.
  • Melt your peanut butter in a bowl in the microwave until warm enough to drizzle. Do the same with your chocolate chips, caramel, butterscotch chips, etc (whatever you're using).
  • Melt the marshmallows for about 15-20 seconds in the microwave and stir.
  • Drizzle everything over the nachos, sprinkls anything extra and serve. Enjoy!
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Serving: 1apple | Calories: 580kcal | Carbohydrates: 86.7g | Protein: 9.9g | Fat: 25.9g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8.6g | Cholesterol: 2.6mg | Sodium: 255.7mg | Potassium: 419.7mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 69g | Vitamin A: 14.6IU | Vitamin C: 10.3mg | Calcium: 30.5mg | Iron: 0.8mg

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