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Dessert Nachos

Who says nachos are only for appetizers or dinner? What if you could have a sweet version of this all-time favorite snack for dessert? Well, you’re in luck because dessert nachos are the perfect solution.

Dessert nachos are made with crispy, crunchy tortilla chips that are topped with chocolate, fruits, and sweet treats to satisfy your sweet tooth cravings. 

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What are dessert nachos?

Dessert nachos are a sweet version of the classic Mexican dish of tortilla chips and cheese. Instead of cheese, we replace it with sweet toppings like chocolate, caramel, or fruits. You can use any type of tortilla chips, but in this recipe, we’re going to show you how to make your own with small flour tortillas!  

dessert nachos served on a white plate topped with whipped cream and strawberry pieces

How do you prevent the chips from getting soggy?

The key to making good dessert nachos is to keep them crisp and not soggy. To do this, you need to layer the toppings strategically. Start by laying the chips in a single layer then add your dry toppings. Once the dry toppings such as berries are on, you can then add the drizzle and any whipped toppings you’d like. 

dessert nachos served on a white plate topped with whipped cream and strawberry pieces. There is a cutting board with other chips and strawberries above the plate.

What are some of the best toppings for dessert nachos?

The topping options for dessert nachos are endless. You can use fruits like strawberries, raspberries, bananas, or pineapple, or candy like M&Ms, Skittles, or gummies. Caramel sauce, chocolate sauce, Nutella, whipped cream, or peanut butter are also great options. If you want to add an extra crunch, you can sprinkle chopped nuts like almonds, pecans, or walnuts. See below for the ingredients we suggest for this recipe.

Another great option would be these apple pie dessert nachos!

dessert nachos served on a white plate topped with whipped cream and strawberry pieces

What ingredients do I need to make dessert nachos?

  • Small flour tortillas
  • Butter
  • Cinnamon sugar
  • Nutmeg
  • Strawberries
  • Blackberries 
  • Chocolate syrup or butterscotch 
  • Whipped cream
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How to make dessert nachos?

Pre-heat oven to 450 degrees.

Brush each side of the flour tortillas with melted butter.

Mix cinnamon sugar and nutmeg together. 

Sprinkle each side with the cinnamon sugar/nutmeg mixture. 

tortilla triangles on a baking sheet

Cut each tortilla into 8 triangles and place them on a baking sheet.

Bake for 8 minutes, turning tortilla chips halfway through baking time.

plate with triangle slices of tortilla chips

While the pita chips are cooling, cut the strawberries.

Pile tortilla chips on a dish. Top with strawberries and blackberries.

tortilla pieces on a plate with strawberries on top

Pour Dessert Nachos with chocolate syrup or butterscotch syrup and top with whipped cream.

Place a strawberry on top to be a bit fancy.

dessert nachos served on a white plate topped with whipped cream and strawberry pieces

How do you know when tortilla nacho chips are done baking?

Dessert nachos don’t need to be baked for too long, and you’ll be baking the chips alone, and adding your toppings after the baking is complete.

To know when the baking of the chips is done, you’ll notice them be a nice golden brown. This should take about 8 minutes, and at the four-minute mark, you’ll want to take them out to just turn them over to make sure both sides get the chance to bake thoroughly.

Once you take them out, you can begin to top them. 

dessert nachos served on a white plate topped with whipped cream and strawberry pieces

How do you store nachos made for dessert?

This nacho dessert is best served fresh, but if you have leftovers, you can store them in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2-3 days. Keep in mind that the longer you store them, the soggier they’ll become, so it’s best to consume them as soon as possible.

dessert nachos served on a white plate topped with whipped cream and strawberry pieces

Can you freeze dessert nachos?

You can freeze your dessert nacho dish, however as mentioned above, this dessert is really best enjoyed when it’s been freshly made. 

How long does a dessert nacho dish last?

These nachos can last up to 2-3 days. It’s best to consume them as soon as possible to ensure that they’re at their freshest.

A dessert nacho recipe like this is a fun and easy dessert that’s perfect for any occasion. They’re versatile, delicious, and easy to make. 

With these tips and topping ideas, you can have dessert nachos anytime you want. Whether you choose to enjoy them alone or with friends, you’re guaranteed to have a good time munching on these sweet treats. 

dessert nachos served on a white plate topped with whipped cream and strawberry pieces

Other dessert recipes to try

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Jello Ribbon Salad

Blueberry Pie Ice Cream Recipe

Yield: 8

Dessert Nachos

dessert nachos served on a white plate topped with whipped cream and strawberry pieces

Get creative with dessert tonight with these fun dessert nachos. Quick and easy to make, they're sure to become a family favorite!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes

Ingredients

  • 8 small flour tortillas
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter
  • ¾ cup cinnamon sugar
  • 1 tbsp nutmeg
  • 1 cup strawberries chopped
  • 1 cup blackberries
  • Chocolate syrup or butterscotch
  • Whipped cream

Instructions

    1.Pre-heat oven to 450 degrees
    2.Brush each side of the flour tortillas with melted butter.
    3.Mix cinnamon sugar and nutmeg together
    4.Sprinkle each side with the cinnamon sugar/nutmeg mixture
    5.Cut each tortilla into 8 triangles and place them on a baking sheet.
    6.Bake for 8 minutes, turning tortilla chips halfway through baking time
    7.While the pita chips are cooling, cut strawberries
    8.Pile tortilla chips on a dish. Top with strawberries and blackberries
    9.Pour Dessert Nachos with chocolate syrup or butterscotch syrup and top with whipped cream.
    10.Place a strawberry on top to be a bit fancy

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 302Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 12mgSodium: 281mgCarbohydrates: 53gFiber: 5gSugar: 20gProtein: 5g

I am not a medical expert. These calculations are provided as a courtesy.

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