Dessert Nachos Recipe

dessert nachos

Leah Maroney 

Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Total: 30 mins
Servings: 6 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
952 Calories
37g Fat
135g Carbs
20g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6
Amount per serving
Calories 952
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 37g 47%
Saturated Fat 18g 88%
Cholesterol 35mg 12%
Sodium 926mg 40%
Total Carbohydrate 135g 49%
Dietary Fiber 12g 41%
Total Sugars 26g
Protein 20g
Vitamin C 17mg 86%
Calcium 146mg 11%
Iron 10mg 56%
Potassium 505mg 11%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Decadent dessert nachos are exactly what you need at your next party. Super-easy cinnamon sugar chips are topped with luscious melted chocolate and a super easy homemade cream cheese icing. Fresh strawberries and whipped cream complete this gorgeous plate of crunchy goodness.

The variations are endless. There's so many ways to get creative with sweet and savory toppings.


  • 12 (fajita-sized) tortillas

  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

  • 1/2 cup cinnamon sugar

  • 1 cup bittersweet chocolate chips

  • 1 cup strawberries

  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar

For the Cream Cheese Icing:

  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened

  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar

  • 1 tablespoon milk

  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather your ingredients.

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  2. Preheat the oven to 375 F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside. Brush both sides of each tortilla with the melted butter. Stack them after they have been brushed.

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  3. Dust each buttered tortilla with cinnamon sugar on both sides.

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  4. Cut each tortilla into 6 wedges. You can cut them individually or stack them and cut them to save time.

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  5. Place the wedges on the prepared baking sheets. Do not let them overlap. Sprinkle the tops with extra cinnamon sugar.

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  6. Bake them in the preheated oven for 10 to 15 minutes or until crisp and the sugar has slightly caramelized. Allow them to cool before topping them.

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  7. Gather the ingredients for the cream cheese icing.

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  8. Whisk together the softened cream cheese, confectioners' sugar, vanilla extract, and milk in a small bowl. Place it in a decorating bag or a zip-top bag with the tip cut off.

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  9. Melt the chocolate chips in the microwave in 30-second increments, stirring in between until completely smooth.

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  10. Chop the strawberries in a small dice. Then toss them with the tablespoon of granulated sugar.

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  11. Arrange the tortillas on your serving plate.

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  12. Drizzle the cinnamon sugar chips with the melted chocolate and cream cheese icing. Then top with the chopped strawberries.

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  13. Top with a few squirts of whipped cream and serve immediately.

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Glass Bakeware Warning

Do not use glass bakeware when broiling or when a recipe calls to add liquid to a hot pan, as glass may explode. Even if it states oven-safe or heat-resistant, tempered glass products can, and do, break occasionally.


There are so many tasty possibilities:

  • Caramel Apple Nachos: Chop up an apple and toss it with a little sugar and apple pie seasoning. Top the cinnamon sugar chips with the diced apple and some premade caramel sauce. Whipped cream doesn't hurt either.
  • Banana Split Nachos: Top the cinnamon sugar chips with a few scoops of ice cream, a drizzle of hot fudge sauce, chopped pineapple, sliced banana, and chopped strawberries. You favorite sundae transformed into a plate of nachos.
  • Nutella Nachos: Instead of plain old chocolate, melt some Nutella and drizzle that over the chips. Add in bananas and chopped strawberries.
  • S'mores Nachos: Place the cinnamon sugar chips into a large baking tray or a cast-iron skillet. Cover them with mini marshmallows and place it under the broiler until toasty. Pour over some melted chocolate and crumbled graham crackers.