N Is for Nutty Apple Nachos

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Here’s a wholesome twist on a classic snack that will have your kids clamoring for more.

Nutty Butter Apple Nachos provides a winning combination of crisp apples, smooth nut butter, crunchy granola, and chocolate chips that will make it a major win for moms and preschoolers alike.

Have a picky eater? No problem! Just use one of the many suggested variations to make a treat that will suit the taste of even your pickiest snacker.

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Ingredients for nutty apple nachos snack Child spreading apple slices on a plate

Nutty Butter Apple Nachos

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Here’s what you’ll need to make one plate of “nachos”:

  • 2 apples, any variety, washed and thinly sliced
  • 4 tablespoons peanut butter or your favorite nut butter
  • 4 tablespoons granola, any variety
  • 2 tablespoons mini chocolate chips


  1. Melt nut butter in the microwave or in a double boiler.
  2. Arrange apple slices on a plate.
  3. Drizzle melted nut butter over apple slices.
  4. Sprinkle granola over warm nut butter.
  5. Sprinkle chocolate chips over apple nachos.


  • Use any variety of apples, pears, or even bananas.
  • Mix it up by adding caramel, Nutella®, melted chocolate, or marshmallow fluff to your favorite nut butter before drizzling.
  • Double the fun! Drizzle chocolate, caramel, butterscotch, or another topping over the melted nut butter.
  • Skip the granola and chocolate chips and garnish with other toppings like nuts, butterscotch chips, toffee candy bits, or chocolate sprinkles.

Adapted from A Nest in the Rocks

Girl spreading peanut butter on apples Preschooler adding chocolate chips onto apple slices

Teaching Tips

Child enjoying apple nachos

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We tried this tonight and my kids LOVED it! What kind of nut butter did you use to get it so liquidy as to drizzle so finely? We used peanut butter and it would not get thin enough to drizzle like that. The kids still liked it anyway. :) The only granola we had in house was a raspberry vanilla, but they loved it.

Robin E.

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I wonder if different varieties or brands of peanut butter behave differently. I have been able to thin creamy peanut butter without much trouble by heating it in the microwave. However, I do think almond butter would work even better.

Thank you for letting us know your kids loved this treat!



So delicious ideas.