Apple Nachos with Date Caramel Sauce



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These healthy apple nachos are sure to satisfy even the strongest sugar craving. Sliced apples are piled high and topped with date caramel, chocolate chips and nuts.

Let’s get into these apple nachos! Remember that date caramel sauce I posted last week? Well these nachos are putting it to good use. They pair together the crisp, tart taste of a fresh apple with the sweet and creamy date caramel sauce to make a healthy snack that is reminiscent of a caramel apple, yet somehow even better!

Hand holding an apple nacho drizzled with date caramel and sprinkled with mini chocolate chips and chopped pecans.

I honestly don’t know what the best part of this recipe is… its versatility or the fact that the ingredients are truly delicious and come from real ingredients.

Building the base for the apple nachos with slices green apples.

Here’s What You Need

  • date caramel sauce – we’re using my 4-ingredient date caramel sauce recipe.
  • apple – one apple, sliced and arranged on your plate so that every piece gets some drizzle!
  • chocolate chips – I prefer to use Lily’s dark chocolate chips because I find that the bitter taste of the dark chocolate compliments the sweet and saltiness of the caramel perfectly. Cacao nibs would work too.
  • chopped pecans – any nut will do if you prefer something else and you can also toast the pecans for a more complex flavor!
Sliced apples drizzled with the date caramel sauce.

How to Make Apple Nachos

It’s crazy simple! We’re talking no oven (unless you choose to toast the nuts), minimal dishes and a whole lot of sweet-tooth satisfaction!

The first step is to make the date caramel sauce. Then you’ll go ahead and slice your apple, drizzle on the caramel and finish with a sprinkle of chocolate chips and chopped nuts. It’s that easy.

Sliced apples piled high with date caramel, chocolate chips, and nuts.

Add Nut Butter

These apple nachos are delicious on their own, but if you’re feeling nutty, you could try adding a tablespoon of your favorite nut butter (along with the date caramel) for an extra boost of protein! My motto = when in doubt… add nut butter. Almond butter, peanut butter or cashew butter would be delish.

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Apple Nachos

These healthy apple nachos are sure to satisfy even the strongest sugar craving. Sliced apples are piled high and topped with date caramel, chocolate chips and nuts.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 1


  • 2 Tablespoons date caramel sauce
  • 1 apple, sliced
  • 1 Tablespoon chocolate chips, or cacao nibs
  • 1 Tablespoon chopped pecans*


  • Wash and slice the apple, leaving the skin on. Add apple slices to a plate in a single layer, if possible.
  • Drizzle date caramel sauce on top of the sliced apples.
  • Sprinkle on chocolate chips, chopped nuts and any other toppings of choice.


  • Toasting pecans: For toasting the pecans, turn oven to 350°F and spread the nuts out evenly on a baking sheet. Bake until golden for 5-10 minutes or until fragrant and toasty. 
  • Add nut butter: skip the pecans and drizzle a tablespoon of nut butter over the top of the nachos to add a salty flavor and some extra protein.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 350kcal | Carbohydrates: 69g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 9g | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 56g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Snack
Cuisine: Dessert
Keyword: apple nachos
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About Brittany

Hey there, I’m Brittany, the creator of Eating Bird Food, cookbook author, health coach and mama of two littles. Here you’ll find quick and easy recipes that make healthy fun and enjoyable for you and your family!

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  1. I’ve seen and enjoyed apple nachos, but never with a homemade date caramel sauce!! These look like a perfect fall treat 🙂

  2. 5 stars
    Had been scouring the internet for easy vegan caramel recipes and landed on this gem! Just finished devouring one of the most amazing apple snacks of my life!! Thank YOU!!!

  3. 5 stars
    This is the first time on your site. For the Healthy Apple Nachos, ou have “date caramel sauce” Do you have a recipe for this or is it found at the grocery store? Thanks!