Healthy Apple Nachos

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Sliced apples often show up in snack lists. But with a few small tweaks, sliced apples get together with other nutritious ingredients are more satisfying and fun to eat. Healthy apple nachos are the snack for people who especially get afternoon cravings for something sweet. Get the snacking recipe, apple nachos, below.

recipe, apple nachos on a Cosmic Crisp wooden board with a bag of Mission Figs and bars of The Good Chocolate nearby.
recipe, apple nachos – photo by Cosmic Crisp Apples

Apple Slices + Figs

Sun-Maid and Orchard Choice California Dried Figs are incredible with apples as you’ll discover in apple nachos recipe. Mission Figs bring more of a familiar fig fruit flavor, while Golden Figs offer a more subtle fruit flavor that’s a bit tangy and delicately sweet.

You know the adage, “an apple a day…” and the health benefits associated with apples makes them one of our favorite fruits. Fiber, Vitamin C, and antioxidants are top of the list—but apart from nutrition, the flavor of apples with figs is a natural pairing. Cosmic Crisp apples have a satisfying crunch and this particular type of red apple also is the brilliant blend of sweet and tangy, perfect for an apple nacho. We love this variety because the apple slices do not brown when cut. 

Video by Cosmic Crisp Apples

Healthy Apple Nachos Recipe and More

Here are a few of our favorite ways to team up figs and apples for snack times.

Chocolate + Figs

Chocolate and figs have a long history of being culinary partners. Chocolate is often thought of as an indulgent pleasure, and perhaps less so from a health standpoint, outlined in this article from Johns Hopkins Medicine . On their own, 4 Mission Figs with 1-2 squares of The Good Chocolate make a great naturally sweet treat, since The Good Chocolate is made without using sugar and is great on each apple slice. 

Nut Butter + Figs

Almond butter, peanut butter, cashew butter, sunflower seed butter, or creamy peanut butter—all of them are natural partners with figs too. Slicing open 4 figs and filling each with 1 teaspoon of nut butter is a winning snack. We like them with a bit of cinnamon sprinkled on the apple nacho. If you think about it, this is kind of like ants on a log but the apple slice version. 

Put It All Together: Apple Nachos Recipe

…and you get healthy apple nachos. It’s a snack made for after-school, post-workouts, or just anytime you’re feeling a bit peckish. They’re ready in five minutes and a fun treat for summer snacking too. Peanut butter, almond butter, cashew butter, sunflower seed butter, or creamy peanut butter add protein to a mostly fruit snack. Using an easy recipe, apple nachos make eating well and satisfying more indulgent tastes, simple with apple slices at the center of the snack. 

One more idea: thin out a bit of Greek yogurt (with a squeeze of lemon juice or a dash of water) to drizzle over the top of the sliced apples along with the nut butter for an extra bit of protein.

Healthy Apple Nachos Recipe

When you're craving something sweet, this healthy apple nachos recipe is going to keep you feeling full without the big sugar crash. Try the recipe — apple nachos will be one of your new favorite snacks as you nosh on each apple slice.
healthy apple nachos - photo by Cosmic Crisp
Servings 2


  • 2 Cosmic Crisp® apples
  • 1/4 cup nut butter (pick your favorite: sunflower seed butter, cashew butter, almond butter, or creamy peanut butter)
  • 1/4 cup Sun-Maid or Orchard Choice California Dried Figs
  • 1 bar The Good Chocolate


  • Thinly slice the Cosmic Crisp® apples. Place on parchment paper or snack tray.
  • Heat and stir nut butter until creamy. Drizzle nut butter over the apple slices.
  • Remove the stems from the Sun-Maid and Orchard Choice Dried Figs. Dice them and scatter over the apples.
  • Chop up a bar of The Good Chocolate. Sprinkle the chopped chocolate over the apples.
  • Enjoy!

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