Caramel Apple Nachos
- 2 apples, cored and sliced
- 3 tbsp caramel sauce
- 3 tbsp chocolate chips (optional)
- 1 tsp coconut oil (optional)
- 1/4 cup toppings of choice (optional)
Place dates into a small bowl and cover with boiling water. Let sit for 10 minutes to soften up. Drain.
Place all of the ingredients, except for the almond milk, into a small blender, food processor or into a medium bowl and use an emersion blender. Since we are not making a large amount of sauce, a smaller type of blender works best.
Blend for 1-2 minutes, slowly pouring in the almond milk. Scraping down the sides of the blender if needed. Dates can be a little tough to blend all the way, but scraping down the sides and turning off the blender and stirring the sauce every 20 seconds or so helps.
Caramel Apple Nachos
In a small microwave-safe bowl, add the chocolate chips and the coconut oil and heat in the microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring between each time, until melted. Mine took 90 seconds for it to melt. Set aside.
Place the sliced apples in a circular direction on a plate.
Drizzle or pipe (with a baggie or piping bag) the caramel sauce on top of the apples.
Drizzle or pipe (with a baggie or piping bag) the melted chocolate sauce on top of the apples.
Sprinkle on whichever toppings you are using.
Serve and enjoy!
Age: 1 year and up. If serving to 1-3-year-olds, you can slice the apples thinner for easier eating.
Storage: The caramel sauce, once cooled can be stored in the fridge for up to a week.
Note on Apples: to help preserve the color of the apples, you can soak the apples in a mixture of 1 tablespoon of lemon juice to 1 cup of water in a medium bowl for 3 to 5 minutes. Drain before serving.
Fun Toppings to Try:
- Mini Chocolate Chips
- Mini Marshmallows
- Chopped Nuts
- Shredded Coconut
- Crushed Cereal
- Crushed Cookies
- Chopped Dried or Freeze-Dried Fruit
Calories: 354kcal, Carbohydrates: 52g, Protein: 5g, Fat: 17g, Saturated Fat: 8g, Cholesterol: 1mg, Sodium: 168mg, Potassium: 456mg, Fiber: 7g, Sugar: 32g, Vitamin A: 63IU, Vitamin C: 4mg, Calcium: 119mg, Iron: 1mg