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Fruit Nachos. A Sweet and Healthy Treat
February 13, 2012 | Home >Healthy Kids >Fruit Nachos. A Sweet and Healthy Treat

Fruit Nachos. A Sweet and Healthy Treat

Valentine is definitely a holiday that makes us all feel like we should undoubtedly gorge ourselves on sweets and chocolate.  While I do love Valentine’s (I love wearing pink) and also love the occasional sweet, this treat gets its source of sweet mostly from fruit.  In other words, it is the perfect dessert to share with your loved ones this Valentine’s Day.

Fruit Nachos. A Sweet and Healthy Treat. Freshly shaved coconut makes these apple nachos even better!

You will need:

  • 1 pear
  • 1 apple
  • 6-7 strawberries
  • 1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup caramel
  • 1/4 cup coconut flakes (I used shaved, but you can also you shredded)
  1. Slice your apples and pear in halves.  I sliced mine pretty thin because my girls have an easier time eating them when they are thin.
  2. Next chop your strawberries into small pieces.  Sprinkle onto the apple and pears.
  3. Melt caramel and chocolate in separate bowls.   Place in a microwave safe bowl and heat in increments of 30 seconds on a lower power level.  I did power level 5 on my microwave.  Stir and heat until melted.
  4. Drizzle onto your fruit.
  5. Sprinkle with coconut.
Fruit Nachos. A Sweet and Healthy Treat. Freshly shaved coconut makes these apple nachos even better!

If you want to be really festive, then shape your apples and pears in a heart shape.  I did this as an after thought…….yours will be much prettier I am sure!  Even so you could also get white chocolate and turn it pink or red.  There are many toppings you could also use: Peanut Butter Sauce, Chopped Nuts, Craisins, mmmm.  Delish!

Fruit Nachos. A Sweet and Healthy Treat. Freshly shaved coconut makes these apple nachos even better!

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Fruit Nachos. A Sweet and Healthy Treat

Fruit Nachos. A Sweet and Healthy Treat
Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 medium – apple
  • 1 medium – pear
  • 7 medium – strawberries
  • 1/4 cup – caramel
  • 1/4 cup – chocolate chips, semisweet
  • 1/4 cup – coconut flakes

Directions

  1. Slice your apples and pear in halves.  (I sliced mine pretty thin because my girls have an easier time eating them when they are thin.)
  2. Next chop your strawberries into small pieces.  Sprinkle onto the apple and pears.
  3. Melt caramel and chocolate in separate bowls.   Place in a microwave safe bowl and heat in increments of 30 seconds on a lower power level.  I did power level 5 on my microwave.  Stir and heat until melted.
  4. Drizzle onto your fruit.
  5. Sprinkle with coconut.

Nutrition Facts

  • Nutrition per serving % daily value
  • Calories: 185 9%
  • Fat: 4 g 6%
  • Carb: 37 g 12%
  • Fiber: 4 g 16%
  • Protein: 1 g 2%
  • Sugar: 28 g
written by
Natalie Monson

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Comments(9)

Awesome! Apple nachos are one of our favorite really special snacks. I love the idea of using other fruits too 🙂

Gina says:

Oh my goodness! I am so glad I found your website! Everything looks delicious and (despite my website name) I am a hug fan of healthy food!

what kid wouldn’t like that – drizzled with chocolate – oh yeah!

Lauren says:

Amazing idea! This would work wonderfully on a specialty dinner day. “Today, kids, we are having a mexican fiesta night” and serve this in place of nachos. I love, love, love it!!

Lauren says:

Amazing idea! Would work wonderfully on mexican dinner night!!! Thanks for sharing! I love your site btw!

Amy says:

Thanks Lauren!

donnell says:

This would be good drizzled with PB2 for some added protein.

Jody McCleery says:

Can you please make the recipe printable and be able to add to our recipe box. Thank you! I’m excited to make these this week with the kids!!!

Hi Jody, that recipe is available to add to your recipe box now. Thanks!

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