Apple Nachos with Salted Caramel Peanut Butter Sauce

I love making this sweet and salty healthy snack for my kids after school but this gluten-free snack can easily be made into a simple dessert to feed a crowd! Any event, big or small, needs to serve these! They will be the shining star on any table! See the recipe below to make these with either PB2 or peanut butter! https://www.groundedandsurrounded.com/recipe/apple-nachos-with-salted-caramel-peanut-butter-sauce/

Drooling yet? Well you will be after I tell you the AMAZING ingredients in this fun treat. So how do you feel about crunchy sliced apples drizzled with a unique and healthy salted caramel peanut butter sauce topped off with a generous sprinkle of mini chocolate chips?

See, I told you. You are drooling! These Apple Nachos with Salted Caramel Peanut Butter Sauce are the next big thing! Watch out world apple nachos will never be the same!I love making this sweet and salty healthy snack for my kids after school but this gluten-free snack can easily be made into a simple dessert to feed a crowd! Any event, big or small, needs to serve these! They will be the shining star on any table! See the recipe below to make these with either PB2 or peanut butter! https://www.groundedandsurrounded.com/recipe/apple-nachos-with-salted-caramel-peanut-butter-sauce/

Let me tell you about the sauce. I mean c’mon, peanut butter and salted caramel coming together in a healthy way….nailed it! As you have come to expect, I used coconut sugar.

I LOVE the stuff!  

Along with this unrefined and low glycemic sugar option I added water, sea salt, and vanilla to make the caramel and then added a powdered peanut butter to finish it off.

I started using powdered peanut butter about a year ago and it has become a staple ingredient in so many of my snacks and desserts. It is a nice option to have if you are currently on a weight loss journey and need to watch your calorie intake.

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We all know too much peanut butter and our jeans tend to get a little too snug. But by all means if you are not concerned with calories use the real stuff in this sauce!

My favorite nut butter to use in place of powder is none other than She’s Nuts! Cinnamon Cashew Butter.

Wowza, the smooth texture and creaminess of the cashew butter in this caramel sauce is ridiculous! Yum!
I love making this sweet and salty healthy snack for my kids after school but this gluten-free snack can easily be made into a simple dessert to feed a crowd! Any event, big or small, needs to serve these! They will be the shining star on any table! See the recipe below to make these with either PB2 or peanut butter! https://www.groundedandsurrounded.com/recipe/apple-nachos-with-salted-caramel-peanut-butter-sauce/
I love making this snack for my kids after school, but the original idea come from our friend, Jacey. She served a version of this at a party on a huge platter and everybody went crazy over it! 

I think any event, big or small, needs to serve these! 

I stack the apples up high like typical nachos for my kid’s snack, but choose to layer them on a platter for guests like the photo below.

I love making this sweet and salty healthy snack for my kids after school but this gluten-free snack can easily be made into a simple dessert to feed a crowd! Any event, big or small, needs to serve these! They will be the shining star on any table! See the recipe below to make these with either PB2 or peanut butter! https://www.groundedandsurrounded.com/recipe/apple-nachos-with-salted-caramel-peanut-butter-sauce/
This gluten-free snack/dessert can easily be made for one or to feed a crowd!
 All of our recipes can easily be adjusted by changing the number of servings at the bottom of our ingredient’s list.  Well, I’m off to conquer another recipe! Toodles!

Don’t be shy, I love to hear from G&S readers! Will these Apple Nachos with Salted Caramel Peanut Butter Sauce be at your next party?

 

I almost forgot, for more healthy snack ideas be sure to check out this guide, 121 Delicious Healthy Snacks For Every Type of Snacker! You can search for healthy snacks depending on the amount of calories, fat, sugar, or allergens that you are concerned about. You have to check out their simple Cucumber Hummus Boats snack recipe. YUMMO! 

 
Apple Nachos with Salted Caramel Peanut Butter Sauce
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I love making this healthy sweet and salty snack for my kids after school but this gluten-free snack can easily be made into a simple dessert to feed a crowd too! Any event, big or small, needs to serve these! They will be the shining star on any table! See the recipe below to make these with either PB2 or a nut butter! Find other delicious recipes at groundedandsurrounded.com
Servings
2 people
Servings
2 people
Apple Nachos with Salted Caramel Peanut Butter Sauce
Print Recipe
I love making this healthy sweet and salty snack for my kids after school but this gluten-free snack can easily be made into a simple dessert to feed a crowd too! Any event, big or small, needs to serve these! They will be the shining star on any table! See the recipe below to make these with either PB2 or a nut butter! Find other delicious recipes at groundedandsurrounded.com
Servings
2 people
Servings
2 people
Ingredients
  • 2 apples
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 2 Tbsp water
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup PB2 (peanut butter alternative)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 Tbsp Enjoy Life mini chocolate chips
Servings: people
Instructions
  1. In a small sauce pan, add the coconut sugar, water, and salt. Heat over medium-high heat until sugar dissolves.
  2. Turn off the burner or remove pan from heat and mix in the PB2 and vanilla extract.
  3. Allow the sauce to cool. It will thicken.
  4. Slice apples and pile them high on a plate or layer them on a platter. Drizzle the sauce over the apples and sprinkle with chocolate chips.
    I love making this sweet and salty healthy snack for my kids after school but this gluten-free snack can easily be made into a simple dessert to feed a crowd! Any event, big or small, needs to serve these! They will be the shining star on any table! See the recipe below to make these with either PB2 or peanut butter! https://www.groundedandsurrounded.com/recipe/apple-nachos-with-salted-caramel-peanut-butter-sauce/
Recipe Notes

To make this recipe using She's Nuts Nut Butter or regular peanut butter simply add 2 Tbsp of your favorite nut butter in place of the powdered peanut butter. Depending on the brand of nut butter you use, you may want to start with 1/8 tsp of sea salt and add the other 1/8 if you need more "salted" flavor.

Experiment with sprinkling some extra sea salt on top of your nachos if you would like an even greater salty and sweet combination!

 

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26 thoughts on “Apple Nachos with Salted Caramel Peanut Butter Sauce

  1. I just tried this, and it was very thick right away, so much that it doesn’t pour. Are the proportions correct? 1/4 c sugar and 2 tablespoons water?

    1. Hi Mary, I am sorry it did not turn out well for you. Yes, the proportions are correct. Did you boil the mixture? If so, do not boil the sugar mixture as it will turn into a caramel that is too thick for this recipe. I actually just had this happen with my Eggnog French Toast Bake, so I know that the coconut sugar and water mixture gets thick quickly especially if it is overheated.

        1. Oh no! Yes, that was the issue then. But on the other hand, congrats! You made real caramel! 😉 Blessings to you, Mary! PS…Your next try will go much better, I just know it!

  2. I can’t believe it took me this long to try these! Why don’t I just trust you blindly, Sammi?! These are SOOO yummy. I think I would take your advice and sprinkle a little extra salt on top next time. I shared the recipe with my sister in law as soon as I ate it, because she’s a big coconut sugar fan. Thanks again!

    1. Hey girl! I totally agree, a little extra salt does these nachos good 😉 You will have to let me know what your sweet s-i-l has to say after trying this apple deliciousness. Thanks for your comment, Johanna, it made my day! HUGS!

    1. Yay! Yes, try it and see what your kids think. Mine went crazy over the stuff. Who am I kidding, my husband and I did too! 🙂 Thanks for stopping by and good luck!!

  3. This looks SO good! Though, I don’t eat apples. Do you think the recipe would taste okay topped on pears? Trying to think of a diff. fruit alternative! (And this is the first I’ve heard of powdered peanut butter!!! So cool!) Thanks for sharing all your amazing recipes! I’m always curious to see what you will come up with next! =)
    Thanks for linking up to ‘Favorite Things Friday’ with Simply Rachel & Hip Homeschooling!

    1. Rachel, I think pears would taste fantastic with it. I think a “just turned ripe” pear would be best, you know you don’t want it too mushy 🙂 You will have to let us know how you liked it!! Thanks for stopping 🙂

  4. I have never heard of powdered peanut butter! We have made our own cashew butter before, it is delish, love the vitamix! But powdered peanut butter… I’m intrigued, going to be looking next time I’m out! This looks so amazing! Thanks for sharing and linking up at Favorite things Friday! Hope to see you again this week!

    1. Yes, I love powdered peanut butter! I think ordering off of Amazon may be a great option for you…unless you are too remote for Amazon Prime… 🙂 The cost always seems better than in our local grocery stores! I think your kiddos would love this snack! Remember, you can use a regular nut butter too!

  5. I think I just found my new favorite snack! These look amazing and I’m going to claim I’m eating healthy because it’s apples and peanut butter. 🙂 Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  6. I was interested to read about your Peanut Butter Alternative – it sounds really interesting. Love these Apple Nachos – I adore salted caramel – and mini chocolate chips too! Thank you for sharing this delicious recipe with us at the Hearth and Soul hop. Pinning and will tweet 🙂

    1. April, PB2 is such a cool product! For the best pricing, I have ordered it off of Amazon or found it at Sam’s Club. Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoy these sweet nachos 🙂

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