Thanksgiving Dessert: Apple Nachos

November 22, 2013

This article was first published on The Colorful Kitchen.

This recipe for Apple Nachos falls under my very favorite snack category of “sweet and salty.”  Even though this it’s quite simple to put together, it’s a big crowd pleaser and I can’t wait to make it for Thanksgiving this year. Apple pie is great, but what’s more fun than nachos?

amazing vegan apple nachos

Crispy Apple Chips

makes 4 servings

What you’ll need:

4 apples

1 tbs cinnamon

1 tsp sea salt


1. Preheat oven to 225°

2. Use a mandolin slicer or a sharp knife to cut the apple into the thinest possible slices (1/8″ thick or less).

3. Place apple slices on a baking sheet and sprinkle with cinnamon and salt. Bake in the oven for 1 hour.

4. Remove slices from oven and set to cool. They will feel a little soft coming out of the oven but they will firm up as they cool.

Apple Nachos

makes 4 servings

What you’ll need:

1 batch of Crispy Apple Chips

2 tbs nut butter of your choice

2 tbs agave

2 tbs cocoa powder

4 tbs cacao nibs (you can also you chocolate chips)


1. Spread apple chips out on a plate or tray. Mix cocoa powder and agave together in a cup and drizzle over chips with a spoon or pastry bag. This mixture will harden over time so make sure to drizzle it right away.

2. Some nut butters will be able to be drizzled with a spoon straight from the jar, while others may be a little too solid. If yours is too solid, warm it up in a small pot on the stove first.

3. Sprinkle cacao nibs over everything. Enjoy as is or heat the nachos up in the oven for a a few minutes to enjoy them warm!

amazing vegan apple nachos

Photo: Ilene Godofsky

Ilene Godofsky lives in Brooklyn, NY and is the author of the blog The Colorful Kitchen. She loves sharing recipes for 100% plant-based goodness and believes that the food we eat should be good for our minds, bodies and planet. Follow Ilene on Instagram @thecolorfulkitchen.


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