Paleo Apple Nachos Drizzled in Date Caramel Syrup

avatarJennafer Ashley

Nachos get a sweet makeover with crunchy apples, rich dark chocolate, and a naturally sweet, 4-ingredient Paleo caramel sauce!

Looking to curb a sweet craving? Reach for these apple nachos, complete with a 4-ingredient caramel sauce, antioxidant-rich dark chocolate, and brain-boosting walnuts. They taste just like a caramel-dipped apple, without the processed sugar.

In this kid-friendly snack, crunchy and sweet apple slices stand in for chips. Granny Smith apples are ideal because they’re crisp and tart, with a subtle sweetness that balances the sweet caramel and chocolate chips. Of course, you can opt for your favorite variety, like Golden Delicious, Honeycrisp, or Fuji apples.

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This recipe makes for a great after-school snack, or a movie time munchie without the sugar overload.


How To Make Paleo Caramel With Just 4 Ingredients:

The star of this recipe is the 4-ingredient caramel sauce, made from naturally super-sweet dried dates. Soaking the dates in hot water helps soften them up so they blend into a smooth and creamy caramel when combined with coconut milk.

Once blended, the caramel is heated along with vanilla and sea salt to create a decadent flavor.

This caramel is no one-trick pony, so try it drizzled on top of these Paleo favorites: ice cream, pancakes, cheesecake, and brownies.

Helpful Tips To Get You Started:

  • Enjoy immediately. The apples will start to brown quickly, so these nachos are best eaten within an hour of making.
  • Plan ahead. The caramel sauce can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator. Just reheat it in a saucepan until melted, about 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Go crazy with the toppings. In addition to date caramel, mini chocolate chips, and chopped walnuts, try topping your apple nachos with any of the following: shredded unsweetened coconut, almond butter, pomegranate arils, pecans, or almonds.
Jennafer Ashley


Total time:10 mins

Cook Time:4 mins 4 minutes

Prep Time: 6 mins 6 minutes

Nutrition facts:4 grams of protein67 grams of carbohydrates17 grams of fat

Paleo Apple Nachos Drizzled in Date Caramel Syrup

Recipe by:author Jennafer Ashley

Nachos get a sweet makeover with crunchy apples, rich dark chocolate, and a naturally sweet, 4-ingredient Paleo caramel sauce.


For Date Caramel Sauce:

For Apple Nachos:


Looking for Paleo ingredients? Here are a few we’d recommend:
Coconut milk (Native Forest)
Vanilla extract (Frontier)
Coarse sea salt (AztecSeaSalt)
Semi-sweet chocolate chips (Enjoy Life)
Raw walnuts (NOW Foods)

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