These delicious Dessert Nachos feature homemade cinnamon sugar tortilla chips, multiple kinds of fruit, and a nutty topping. A brand new take on your favorite snack food that’s great for a dessert or a sweet and shareable treat!
Looking for a fun and unique dessert to serve at your next picnic or party? These sweet dessert nachos are just the thing! With baked cinnamon sugar chips and multiple kinds of fruit, this super-customizable recipe will make you the talk of the town.
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This is a fun and colorful treat that’s perfect for the spring and summertime. Top it off with chopped pistachios and a dollop of whipped cream for that extra special touch and you’ve got yourself a perfect dessert!
Make these yummy fruit nachos for a fun handheld snack that’s guaranteed to please any crowd.
Why You’ll Love these Fruit Nachos with Cinnamon Chips
Colorful and exciting, these dessert nachos are your new favorite dessert recipe! Bake some flour tortillas with cinnamon sugar for the chips, then top with fruits like strawberries, blueberries, mango, and kiwi.
This dish is packed with sweet and refreshing flavor. The soft fruits contrasted with the crunchy and buttery chips create the perfect pairing.
Best of all, you can easily swap different kinds of fruits in and out. Choose a specific color scheme for a special occasion or just load up these nachos with your favorites. Either way, it’s hard to go wrong!
Also included is a lightly salty and nutty pistachio topping, and the option to finish things off with a big dollop of whipped cream. It’s hard not to find something here that everybody will love!
Ingredients for Easy Dessert Nachos
- Flour Tortillas – you’ll cut these up to form the chips that act as the base of your nachos.
- Butter – melted butter will help the cinnamon sugar stick to the tortilla chips.
- Granulated Sugar – provides sweetness.
- Cinnamon – pairs well with the sugar to give your tortilla chips a warm and yummy flavor.
- Strawberries – for a pop of red and sweet fruity flavor.
- Blueberries – contrast well with the strawberries.
- Kiwi – gives your nachos a slightly tropical flavor as well as a gorgeous green color.
- Mango – rounds out the suggested fruits with its sweet and slightly tangy flavoring.
- Pistachios – chopped pistachios provide some extra crunch and a salty nuttiness.
- Whipped Cream – this optional topping is a great way to add to the presentation of your dessert nachos!
How to Make Cinnamon Dessert Nachos
- Preheat the oven to 375 F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Start by melting your butter. You can do this in the microwave or you can melt it in a small saucepan on the stove top.
- In another small bowl, combine the granulated sugar and cinnamon. Lay the tortillas on the counter or cutting board.
- Brush the tortillas with the melted butter on one side, then sprinkle 1-2 Tablespoons of the cinnamon sugar on top of each. Shake off the extra.
- Use a knife or a pizza cutter to cut the tortilla into 6 pieces. Put the tortilla chip pieces onto the lined baking sheet and bake for about 10-12 minutes. Remove from oven.
- Prepare your fruit and nuts by chopping to desired size.
- Once the chips have finished baking and have cooled, arrange them onto plates. Add your fresh fruit, pistachios, and top with whipped cream.
What fruit goes with dessert nachos?
I suggest using a good blend of colors and flavors for the bests results. This recipe calls for strawberries, blueberries, kiwi, and mango.
Feel free to use other fruits like blackberries and raspberries, banana slices, peaches, honeydew, cantaloupe, watermelon, or whatever else you like!
Can I make these fruit nachos ahead of time?
The tortillas are easy to premake for those who want to make large batches. Just store in an airtight container on the counter. I put some in the fridge and they still held their crunch.
You can also cut your fruits ahead of time and keep them in the fridge until you’re ready to assemble your nachos.
What else can you use cinnamon sugar for?
There may be extra cinnamon sugar left over. Perfect to sprinkle on some pancakes for breakfast or use it to make churros!
Dessert Nachos – Popular Variations and Substitutions
- I used Truvia granulated sugar for these only because I ran out of cane sugar, but I have made these using cane sugar and it turns out the same. It also works well with monk fruit sweetener.
- For super crispy cinnamon sugar tortilla chips, bake for up to 15 minutes.
- Instead of (or in addition to) whipped cream, add a scoop of vanilla ice cream. You can also serve it on the side and use the nachos as a dipper for the ice cream.
- Fruit Chocolate Nachos – To make an even more decadent version of these fruit nachos, melt some chocolate chips in the microwave and drizzle the chocolate sauce over the fruit nachos. For this variation, I suggest sticking to fruits like strawberries, bananas, and blueberries.
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- Strawberry Pizza – This simple strawberry dessert uses sugar cookie dough as a pizza crust and is topped with strawberry cream cheese and fresh fruit!
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- Mini Fruit Pizza – Customizable and adorable, these fun individual fruit pizzas can be topped with any number of fresh fruits. Use pie crust for a simple base and easy prep.
- Fruit Tacos – If you love these fruity nachos, these delicious fruit tacos from The Produce Moms are sure to be just as big a hit!
Dessert Nachos Recipe
- 5-6 tortillas
- ½ stick butter, melted
- ¾ cup granulated sugar
- 1 Tablespoon of cinnamon
- ½ cup strawberries, sliced
- ½ cup blueberries
- ½ cup kiwi, diced
- ½ cup mango, diced
- ½ cup pistachios, chopped
- Whipped cream
- Preheat the oven to 375 F and line a large sheet pan with parchment paper.
- Melt your butter.
- In another small bowl, combine the granulated sugar and cinnamon.
- Brush the tortillas with the melted butter on one side, then sprinkle 1-2 Tablespoons of the cinnamon sugar on top of each.
- Shake off the extra.
- Use a knife or a pizza cutter to cut the tortilla into 6 pieces.
- Put the tortilla chip pieces onto the lined baking sheet and bake for about 10-12 minutes.
- Prepare your fruit and nuts by chopping to desired size.
- Once the chips have finished baking and have cooled, arrange them onto plates.
- Add your fresh fruit, pistachios, and top with whipped cream. Serve and enjoy!
- If using an aerosol can of whipped cream, don’t add until ready to serve.
- Feel free to use any fruits you like.
- Top with a drizzle of chocolate sauce. You can either use storebought or melt some chocolate chips.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 500Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 25mgSodium: 408mgCarbohydrates: 76gFiber: 6gSugar: 37gProtein: 8g