One of our staple snacks/healthy treats the past year has been Apple Nachos. We have the Medical Medium to thank for giving us the idea.
When my husband went 28 days only eating fruits and vegetables earlier this year, this was one of the only desserts he could eat, as it’s all fruit (we left the toppings off of his and only used the carmel, which is just dates and coconut). We made it a couple times a week then, and have kept making apple nachos for game nights, movie nights, or just talking and munching together after our daughter goes to sleep. It’s so healthy…I think it would make a fun, special breakfast, too.
Kids, adults, healthy eaters and Oreo-addicts alike will love these! The more variety of toppings you use, the better! Maybe you can think of some toppings I haven’t included……granola, oats, dried apricots, pumpkin seeds…..what else? (Now I’m wondering about adding a drizzle of this Peanut Butter Pumpkin dip for some extra pumpkin spice).
Since apples are a fall fruit, but they are also red and green, this is a perfect snack for all the holidays. It’s actually a great choice for any time of year since apples are always cheap and plentiful. Dates are always in season, too. I get my dates at Costco in the produce section. They’re pricey, but worth every penny in our opinion!
If you make these delicious apple nachos, please snap a picture, share it on Instagram or Facebook, and tag me @faithful.plateful! I love to see what you make!
A very easy all-fruit treat that is very fun to make and eat!
- 6-8 large medjool dates (or 12 deglet noor dates)
- 1/2 cup canned coconut milk
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 4 apples (I like to use 2-4 different varieties and colors)
- 1/4 cup peanut butter or almond butter
- shredded coconut
- chopped nuts
- dried cranberries
- mini chocolate chips
Blend all the carmel sauce ingredients together until very smooth.
Arrange apples slices on a plate. Slightly melt nut butter in the microwave for 30 seconds, if needed to be pourable. It's best to not use the bottom of a jar of natural nut butter, as it's usually stiff.
Drizzle carmel sauce and then peanut or almond butter over the apples. Sprinkle with desired toppings--coconut, chopped nuts, chocolate chips, etc.
Try not to eat the whole plate by yourself! Or, do!
If dates are hard, soak in hot water for 10 minutes first. Drain before blending.