This post may contain affiliate links. By browsing this website, you agree to our privacy policy and terms of use.

Make snack time or dessert more fun with these vegan apple nachos. Your favorite apples drizzled with homemade vegan caramel, chocolate sauce and sprinkled with cacao nibs and nuts! Have these ready in 10 minutes or less!

Finished nachos spread on large plate.

I love eating apples slices plain, but I couldn’t resist creating this recipe with the best toppings! Sometimes we just need something more fun.

Why This Recipe Works

  • Caramel and chocolate pair perfectly with apples.
  • Homemade vegan caramel and chocolate sauce keeps this recipe healthy and suitable for a snack!

Ingredients and Substitutions

Ingredients measured into individual glass bowls and labeled on cookie sheet.
  • apples – I used granny smith and fuji apples for a good combination of sweet and sour.
  • vegan caramel My homemade version is WFPB friendly and only takes 10 minutes to make. You could use a store bought vegan caramel sauce as well.
  • chocolate sauce – I make chocolate sauce by mixing 2 tablespoons of cacao powder into my vegan caramel. Again, you could use a store bought vegan version for convenience!
  • cacao nibs Similar in taste to chocolate chips. You can also use chocolate chips, if preferred!
  • crushed nuts – I find they add the best texture and crunch. Use your favorites.

Step by Step Instructions

  1. Slice your apples and spread them over a large plate so they’re in a single layer.

    If you layer them in multiple layers, make sure to drizzle the toppings in between so each apple gets some!
Thinly sliced apples layered on large plate in circular pattern.
  1. Drizzle with the caramel and chocolate sauce. You could also add peanut butter here!
Apples drizzled with caramel and chocolate sauce.
  1. Sprinkle with cacao nibs or chocolate chips and nuts.
Nachos sprinkled with crushed nuts and cacao nibs.


I don’t have a blender. Where can I buy vegan caramel sauce?

I prefer to make my own because I have difficulty finding caramel, but this Coconut Caramel by Hey Boo is really delicious and convenient. This Vegan Magic Caramel Sauce by Pinch of Yum is another homemade option that doesn’t require a blender!

Are chocolate chips vegan?

Not all chocolate chips are vegan, which is why I love using cacao nibs because they are always vegan. A lot of chocolate chips contain dairy milk, but some dark chocolate chip varieties are vegan. Enjoy Life makes vegan, allergen friendly chocolate chips.

Can I use different fruit other than apples?

Yes! This recipe is very customizable. If you don’t like apples, sliced bananas or strawberries would be great or even pineapple!

Expert Tips

  • Enjoy these right away. This is not a make ahead or meal prep recipe. The fresher the apples, the better.
  • Use a variety of apples for more flavor! A mix of green and red apples is great.

More Vegan Snack Ideas


Home-Cooked Roots Logo

Vegan Apple Nachos

5 from 1 vote

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
These apple nachos are a fun, healthier dessert!


  • 3 apples sliced
  • 1/4 cup vegan caramel
  • 1/4 cup vegan chocolate sauce
  • 1/4 cup crushed nuts I used almonds and peanuts
  • 1/8 cup cacao nibs substitute mini chocolate chips

Vegan Chocolate Sauce


  • Thinly slice apples and spread over large plate.
  • Drizzle with vegan caramel and chocolate sauce. I find this easiest to do with a squeeze condiment bottle, but you could use a spoon as well!
  • Sprinkle with cacao nibs or chocolate chips and crushed nuts.
  • Enjoy immediately!

How to Make the Chocolate Sauce

  • Whisk together the vegan caramel, cacao powder, and plant-milk until smooth and creamy. Add additional milk, as desired for consistency!


  • If you cut the apple slices too thick, they will be difficult to layer nicely! 
  • This treat is best served fresh! I would not recommend storing this in the refrigerator or meal prepping it.
  • This is the squeeze condiment bottle I use to drizzle the caramel and chocolate sauce. 


Calories: 255kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 12mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 27g

Disclaimer: The Nutritional Information provided for this recipe is only an estimate. The accuracy of the facts listed is not and cannot be guaranteed.

Course Appetizer, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American

Did You Love This Recipe?

Rate the recipe here and make sure to leave a comment below!

5 from 1 vote
12 Dirt Cheap Weeknight Dinners ebook page.
12 Dirt Cheap Weeknight Dinners ebook cover.

Wallet-Friendly Recipes & Smart Shopping Tips in Your Inbox

Plus get a free cookbook with 12 Dirt Cheap Dinner Ideas that’ll cost you $2 or less per serving.

leave a comment

I love to hear from you. Submit your recipe questions or review here and I will get back to you as soon as I can.

Recipe Rating

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

related recipes