“By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by the California Raisin Marketing Board and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.”
I’m excited to participate in this month’s Recipe ReDux contest sponsored by California Raisins. The theme is “Naturally Sweet for the Holidays with California Raisins”. We were challenged to create a delicious and nutritious holiday recipe using wholesome California Raisins. Challenge accepted!
It’s now that time of the year when we are all faced with the temptation of eating masses of indulgent sweets. Cookie exchanges, work parties, holiday meals, food gifts, baking traditions! Today I am sharing a delicious and fun recipe you can feel good about serving at your next holiday party. Loaded Apple Nachos! They would also make a great snack for after school snack or a special occasion for the kids.
These Loaded Apple Nachos are drizzled with a mixture of nut butter and honey, and then sprinkled with California Raisins, white and dark chocolate chips, granola and strawberries. Very simple, sweet, colorful, fun and healthy!
The California Raisins add a natural sweetness to these Apple Nachos and a burst of healthfulness. They are all natural, dried by the sun and have no added sugar (unlike some other dried fruits). They have just enough natural sugar in them to satisfy your sweet tooth and keep from reaching for that candy bar. California Raisins also boast a high potassium and iron content.
The possibilities are endless with California Raisins. They are great for baking, snacking, cooking or even sprinkling on a salad! I have been giving them to little Noelle for some of her snacks and she loves them! I can’t wait to make these Loaded Apple Nacho’s with her when she gets a little older. She isn’t to the point of wanting to eat fresh cut apples yet, but hopefully soon! This could be a fun activity for the kids as they can create their own “nachos” with their favorite healthy ingredients.
On a side note….I thought it would be funny to share the pictures posted below. When I was little my grandparents had these California Raisin figurines at their house that I used to play with all the time. After I got married, my grandma dug these out of the closet and gave them to me because it was such a funny memory. I’m so glad I kept them because Noelle loves playing with them now. It’s too cute (These pics were taken earlier in the yr when she was about 13 months old, although she stills plays with them. hah)
Don’t forget to scroll to the bottom of this post for other delicious holiday recipes using California Raisins that were shared by other Recipe ReDuxers!
- 3 apples, sliced thinly (any kind will do, although granny smith seems to not brown as fast)
- 2-4 tbsp. nut butter
- 1 tsp. honey
- California Raisins
- Strawberries, chopped into small pieces
- Mini dark chocolate chips
- White chocolate chips
- Slice apples into thin slices and arrange on a platter. I used one of those apple cutter/corer gadgets then just slice each piece into 2-3 slices.
- Combine nut butter and honey in a microwave safe bowl and microwave for 10 seconds or less, until its a little more of a liquid consistency.
- Drizzle the sauce over the apples.
- Sprinkle the remaining ingredients over the apples. Amounts will vary on your preference.
- You could get creative with this and use what you already have in your kitchen as well. Try nuts, blue berries, un-sweetened coconut or yogurt!