Dessert Nachos.

Dessert nachos good enough you’ll want to eat them any time of day. Complete with homemade cinnamon sugar chips, whipped cream, homemade chocolate sauce, and fresh berries.

The BEST Dessert Nachos with homemade chocolate sauce, whipped cream, fresh fruit, and lots of cinnamon-sugar!

Question for you.

What’s a better way to kick off the weekend than with a plate full of cheesy, salty, greasy nachos piled high with all your favorite fixings?

A plate full of cinnamon-sweet, chocolate drenched dessert nachos of course.

The BEST Dessert Nachos with homemade chocolate sauce, whipped cream, fresh fruit, and lots of cinnamon-sugar!

I have my bachelorette party next weekend. It’s more low key than others I’ve been to (again, I’m 80 years old). All my gals are coming over and then we’re going out to dinner and then for drinks in Philly. I’m trying to think up an appetizer/cocktail menu for before dinner. Any suggestions?

These dessert nachos were one of my initial thoughts. Dessert before dinner is the best way to start a fun night out, right? NEVERMIND. Of course it is. I’m so excited!

The concept is simple. Think of everything you love about nachos. The crunchy tortilla chips, the juicy tomatoes, the melty cheese, the sour cream, you name it. Then, replace it with a sweet option. For the salty tortilla chips, I baked a batch of homemade cinnamon-sugar tortilla chips. I could eat just these chips and be forever content.

Homemade Cinnamon Sugar Baked Tortilla Chips - get the recipe at sallysbakingaddiction.com

Homemade baked cinnamon-sugar tortilla chips are so simple. Grab some flour tortillas, cut into triangles, add melted butter and a heavy coat of cinnamon-sugar. Emphasis on the “heavy coating” of course. Bake them until crisp.

For the rest of the tasty nacho fixings we have fresh fruit and fresh homemade whipped cream. I’m not the hugest fan of sour cream on my nachos, but I am all about this sweet whipped cream.

Oh, and in place of cheese? We have tons of chocolate. Lots and lots of homemade chocolate sauce drizzled over every single chip. None of that chocolate syrup stuff. This semi-sweet chocolate sauce is the real deal! Feel free to make extra and pour it all over vanilla ice cream or even this homemade monkey bread. Can you imagine how good that would be? I feel my pants getting tighter just typing it.

Silky Smooth Homemade Chocolate Sauce - recipe by sallysbakingaddiction.com

The BEST Dessert Nachos with homemade chocolate sauce, whipped cream, fresh fruit, and lots of cinnamon-sugar!

Some variations:

Instead of strawberries and blueberries, try raspberries, chopped apples, or sliced bananas. Toasted coconut, pecans, and butterscotch chips. Or even some peanut butter chips. A little drizzled melted peanut butter on top never hurt anyone either. Or SALTED CARAMEL! Oh man. I just thought of that now. Looks like we’re doing round 2 this weekend!

Whatever toppings you add, make sure you start with the basic homemade cinnamon-sugar tortilla chips and don’t skimp on my homemade chocolate sauce.

The BEST Dessert Nachos with homemade chocolate sauce, whipped cream, fresh fruit, and lots of cinnamon-sugar!

Have fun with these dessert nachos! That’s what the weekends are about anyway.

 

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Dessert Nachos

Dessert nachos good enough you'll want to eat them any time of day. Complete with homemade cinnamon sugar chips, whipped cream, homemade chocolate sauce, and fresh berries. Make sure you read my notes for toppings suggestions. Have fun!

Serves 4

Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

Fresh Whipped Cream

  • 1/2 cup (120ml) heavy cream (no substitutions)
  • 1 Tablespoon (15g) granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Homemade Cinnamon-Sugar Tortilla Chips

  • 8 small flour tortillas (6 inch diameter)
  • 3 Tablespoons (45g) unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 cup (200g) granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

Homemade Chocolate Sauce

  • 1/2 cup (90g) semi-sweet chocolate chips (or pure chocolate, chopped)
  • 1/2 cup (120ml) heavy cream (no substitutions)
  • 2 Tablespoons (30g) granulated sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Additional Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup (77g) diced strawberries
  • 1/2 cup (75g) blueberries

Directions:

For the fresh whipped cream: place cream and sugar in a small mixing bowl and beat on high for 1-2 minutes using a hand mixer or a stand mixer fitted with a whip attachment. Add the vanilla and beat for an additional 1-2 minutes or until soft peaks form. Don't whip too much or you will end up with curdled-looking whipped cream. Chill until ready to use in recipe.

For the homemade tortilla chips: Preheat oven to 400F degrees. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats. Set aside. Cut the tortillas into 8 even triangles. Place in a large mixing bowl. Pour melted butter over top and toss with a large wooden spoon until each triangle is fairly coated. Mix the sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl. Add 3/4 of the mixture to the bowl and toss the triangles to coat. Line the triangles onto baking sheets in an even layer. Bake in batches for 5 minutes, flipping halfway through. Feel free to sprinkle a little more cinnamon-sugar on top of the finished chips if desired. Reserve the rest of the cinnamon-sugar for garnish.

For the chocolate sauce: pour the chocolate chips in a medium bowl. Set aside. Combine the cream, sugar, and corn syrup in a small saucepan over low heat. Bring to boil, stirring often. Remove from heat and pour immediately over the chocolate. Stir until the chocolate is smooth, then stir in the vanilla.

For the nachos: pile the tortilla chips onto 2 separate plates. Top with the fruit, then drizzle with the chocolate sauce. If the chocolate sauce won't pour easily, try warming it in the microwave for 15 seconds, then stir and pour. Top the nachos with whipped cream and a sprinkle of leftover cinnamon-sugar. Enjoy immediately.

Additional topping suggestions: try adding sliced banana, chopped apple, a drizzle of salted caramel sauce, toasted pecans, toasted coconut, peanut butter chips, butterscotch chips, white chocolate chips, or a drizzle of melted peanut butter.

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 Try my Cinnamon Sugar Sweet Potato Fries next!

Cinnamon Sugar Sweet Potato Fries by @sallybakeblog

 

Or these salty/sweet Caramel Apple Brie Quesadillas

Caramel Apple Brie Quesadillas

 

See more snack ideas.

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69 Responses to “Dessert Nachos.”

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    Tom @ Raise Your Gardenposted July 25, 2014 at 6:56 am

    Wow I have to say I’ve never had a dessert nacho before. Yes they do look good enough to not only eat any time of day but every day. The addition of the cinnamon sugar chips, I give that two thumbs up. Then you finish it off with some fresh berries which are bountiful right now in Buffalo, NY .Thanks.

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    Mirposted July 25, 2014 at 7:11 am

    These will be amazing for your party appetizers! And since you have the chocolate sauce already, you can do some great dippers too, like pound cake or brownie cubes and more fruit!
    And a cheese plate with jams. Who doesn’t love a cheese plate?
    Can’t wait to try these!

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    • Sallyreplied on July 25th, 2014 at 7:45 am

      Sort of like a chocolate fondue party – love it. And I am definitely doing a cheese/fruit/jam plate. Those are my weakness. Great ideas Mir! Thank you.

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    Danielle @ Chits and Chats and Chocolateposted July 25, 2014 at 7:35 am

    Definitely the best way to start, spend, and end a weekend. I’m pretty dang close to drooling all over my keyboard!

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    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugarposted July 25, 2014 at 7:56 am

    Whoa – total genius!! These sound great!

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    Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spiceposted July 25, 2014 at 8:04 am

    Amazing recipe, Sally! I’ve had dessert nachos at restaurants before, but never home-made ones. These look amazing, of course! And the fruit on there makes it healthier, right?! :)

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    • Sallyreplied on July 25th, 2014 at 8:46 pm

      RIGHT =)

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    Hayleyposted July 25, 2014 at 8:09 am

    Dessert nachos! Never heard of that before. Are there any substitutions for the corn syrup?

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    Taylor @ Food Faith Fitnessposted July 25, 2014 at 8:11 am

    I have no words for these. I can’t speak at the yum that my eyeballs are staring at. Chocolate, whipped cream, cinnamon sugar tortillas?! These are incredible. Pinning!

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    Lynnposted July 25, 2014 at 8:17 am

    I love cinnamon sugar tortilla chips!! This sounds so great! My bachelorette party sounds exactly like yours… Except the city was West Chester (almost Philly ;-) )! This sounds like the perfect choice for a girls’ night. Enjoy!

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    • Sallyreplied on July 25th, 2014 at 8:45 pm

      Going out in West Chester is always a fun time Lynn! I love it there.

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    Rachel @ Baked by Rachelposted July 25, 2014 at 8:42 am

    Love these! Definitely need to make some soon!

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    Christina @ Bake with Christinaposted July 25, 2014 at 8:48 am

    Wow, those look awesome! I like how you made the chips out of flour tortillas – such a great and easy idea! Thanks for sharing!

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    Chelsea @chelseasmessyapronposted July 25, 2014 at 9:05 am

    These are SO fun Sally! The perfect summer party food! I love that homemade chocolate sauce too – it looks so rich and decadent! Pinned :)

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    Erin | The Law Student's Wifeposted July 25, 2014 at 9:07 am

    DEFINITELY a winning way to start an evening! High five for being 80 years old (as I type this over my grape nuts). Your party sounds like a lovely night with best friends. What more could a girl wish for?

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    • Sallyreplied on July 25th, 2014 at 8:45 pm

      LOVE grape nuts =)

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    Wendyposted July 25, 2014 at 9:11 am

    What a GREAT concept! I can almost taste how good these will be! I’m also a huge fan of mexican fried ice cream and this reminds me of that (maybe I’ll have to make some ice cream to have on the side). Have a fabulous party!

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    • Sallyreplied on July 25th, 2014 at 8:45 pm

      Yes! Wendy, the chips remind me of mexican fried ice cream too. You will love these!

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    Sineadposted July 25, 2014 at 9:41 am

    Such a fun idea! These look delicious :-)

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    Shashi @ runninsrilankanposted July 25, 2014 at 9:44 am

    Sally, please don’t ever doubt that dessert before dinner is NOT the best way to start a fun night out! :)
    You make these magnificent dessert nachos sound so easy to make! Love em! Hope you have a wonderful bachelorette party!

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    Faith @ Pixie Dust Kitchenposted July 25, 2014 at 10:11 am

    DESSERT NACHOS! Sally, you are a genius. These will definitely be perfect for your bachelorette party!

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    Chelposted July 25, 2014 at 10:27 am

    Haha Sally my bachelorette party last year was so similar! I’m also 80 years old! Speaking of dessert, you should totally check out Max Brenner in Philly (rittenhouse square area) – ridiculously decadent chocolate desserts!! or talulas garden (Washington square in old city)!- adorable outside seating and delicious sangria! Great little spots for a night out with the girls :) have a great time!

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    • Sallyreplied on July 25th, 2014 at 8:42 pm

      Thanks for the recommendation Chel! I will definitely check out Max Brenner sometime soon. Right up my alley!

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    donposted July 25, 2014 at 10:35 am

    Wow, this looks so good. Fresh berries, great idea for any occasion.

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    Laurposted July 25, 2014 at 10:59 am

    I would definitely be content with a Grandma bachelorette party, too! Can we all just sit around, watch Jeopardy, and drink wine?! Don’t forget bedtime by 11! ;o)

    I hope you have a BLAST at your party. Be safe and have fun in Philly!

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    • Sallyreplied on July 25th, 2014 at 8:40 pm

      Hahahahaha I love jeopardy

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    Rebecca @ Hello Creative Blogposted July 25, 2014 at 11:05 am

    Yes! These are the perfect way to start the night. :)

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    Jessicaposted July 25, 2014 at 11:30 am

    Oh man, these are definitely going on my list of things to bake from your blog (along with just about everything else lol :P) I wonder if coconut oil would be a good substitution for the melted butter when making the chips…I bet it would add a nice bit of extra sweetness/flavor.
    Also what does the corn syrup do in the chocolate sauce? I don’t keep that in my pantry and was wondering if there are any good substitutions for it.

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    • Sallyreplied on July 25th, 2014 at 8:40 pm

      Hi Jessica – corn syrup thins it out so the chocolate sauce is pourable. I haven’t had luck with other liquid sweeteners in it.

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    marcieposted July 25, 2014 at 11:46 am

    These nachos are so much fun — I love this idea! Those cinnamon chips alone would be so addicting. :)

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    Zainab @ Blahnik Bakerposted July 25, 2014 at 11:50 am

    You are a genius!!! What a great idea :)

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    jenna @ just j.fayeposted July 25, 2014 at 11:56 am

    Dessert nachos?! Oh my goodness, amazing!!

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    Kerry @ Kerry Cooksposted July 25, 2014 at 12:52 pm

    SO imaginative! Have fun at your hen do Sally!

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    Danaposted July 25, 2014 at 1:45 pm

    Wow I’ve never tried dessert nachos before. They look delicious. Have a great bachelorette party, Sally! =)

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    Becca @ Amuse Your Boucheposted July 25, 2014 at 1:51 pm

    Oh YUM! That chocolate sauce looks just gorgeous (and those sweet potato fries!!! Omg!)

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    Averie @ Averie Cooksposted July 25, 2014 at 2:26 pm

    They look like the perfect snacky, munchy food! When you want the crunch that’s usually associated with salty snacks but still want something sweet. Mmmm, I could definitely go to town on these :) pinned

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    Rosette @ longbakethequeen.composted July 25, 2014 at 2:37 pm

    Yum! LOVE dessert nachos, and you’ve topped these with my favorite things! Have fun at your bachelorette party – I vote for a raspberry-peach prosecco cocktail, with dim-sum type wonton appetizers!

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    • Sallyreplied on July 25th, 2014 at 8:38 pm

      That cocktail sounds amazing Rosette – thanks so much for the suggestion!

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    Karen | 2teaspoons.composted July 25, 2014 at 2:40 pm

    Oh my YUM! These look absolutely amazing! I love savory nachos, but i bet these sweet ones are fantastic. I’m totally going to try banana slices with peanut butter sauce and apple slices with salted caramel :-)

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    Caleyposted July 25, 2014 at 4:21 pm

    What a fun idea, Sally! I would like to serve these as a surprise at a semi-fancy event…not so fancy that crumbs would be the end of the world, of course, but just somewhere unexpected :) I bet this would be fantastic with mangoes! :D

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    Ashtonposted July 25, 2014 at 4:52 pm

    Oh my goodness, Sally! I wish I were coming to your Bachelorette party so I could gobble these right up!!!!! Just dying over these— in fact, I just asked Chris if we could make dessert nachos for our anniversary next week! LOL :) Pinned!

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    • Sallyreplied on July 25th, 2014 at 8:37 pm

      Happy anniversary Ashton!

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    Elizabeth @ Confessions of a Baking Queenposted July 25, 2014 at 5:24 pm

    I think I need a plate of cheesey goodness and a plate of dessert nachos too!! It would be perfection.

    When I go out with the girls we do two shots- Buttery Nipples which is Bailey’s & Butterscotch Schnapps and Peppermint Patty Shots- Squirt some Hershey’s Syrup on your tongue then take a shot of Peppermint Schnapps. As they are both based of schnapps they aren’t too crazy of shots but so fun and all us girls love them!! Hope you have a fun bachelorette!!

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    • Sallyreplied on July 25th, 2014 at 8:36 pm

      Ooooooh the peppermint patty shot sounds amazing Elizabeth! Thanks for the suggestions.

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    Karen Winegarposted July 25, 2014 at 5:33 pm

    I have made these for years! They are a healthier option for a dessert. I marinade my fruit (usually strawberries) in amaretto and a little sugar. I have not done the homemade chocolate syrup. That would be even better! YUM!

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    • Sallyreplied on July 25th, 2014 at 8:36 pm

      The marinade for your fruit sounds delicious!

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    Medha @ Whisk & Shoutposted July 25, 2014 at 5:54 pm

    This is such a fun dessert idea and so unique! Yum :)

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    Jessica @ Sprinkle Some Sugarposted July 25, 2014 at 9:55 pm

    Sally, these look delicious! Such a different take on traditional nachos. Just want to comment on how you say “youre 80″ because I say that all the time about myself! Haha. too funny. Have the best time at your bachelorette party! Pinned. :)

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    Heather @ French Pressposted July 25, 2014 at 11:22 pm

    my kids love anything nacho related, and these will be a big hit for sure

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    • Sallyreplied on July 26th, 2014 at 6:45 am

      Sounds like Kevin – anything to do with nachos, he’s all about. Thanks Heather, hope you have a great weekend!

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    Connie @ Sprig and Floursposted July 26, 2014 at 12:35 am

    “I’m 80 years old” HAHA I think I love you even more now because I’m 22 going on 82! These nachos looks fantastic. What a fantastic idea!

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    • Sallyreplied on July 26th, 2014 at 6:44 am

      Sounds like we’d get along real well in real life Connie.

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    Shiran @ Pretty. Simple. Sweet.posted July 26, 2014 at 6:43 am

    What a great (and simple) idea Sally! I’m making these tomorrow!!! Love that :)

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    Mariaposted July 26, 2014 at 7:04 am

    Great idea for my book club – since I do the desserts :-) My new go-to app is flavored popcorn and our favorite is so, so easy. Pop plain popcorn, melt butter and add some chopped garlic – simmer just a bit, pour over popcorn and add parmesan cheese and some chopped rosemary to taste. yum, yum, yum – even my fussy teen loves this one. You could probably change up the herb if you don’t like rosemary. Have fun at your party!

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    • Sallyreplied on July 26th, 2014 at 7:18 am

      Sounds delicious! I love rosemary.

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    Julieposted July 26, 2014 at 8:00 am

    The cinnamon and sugar on those nachos reminds me of my favorite fair food….elephant ears! I could certainly go for a plate of these dessert nachos. Beautiful, Sally, as always!

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    Hayleyposted July 26, 2014 at 8:44 am

    Knowing me, I’d eat like half of the cinnamon sugar chips before getting to any of the toppings! Maybe I’ll pick up some whole wheat tortillas, reduce the sugar a little (1/2 cup maybe?), and have just the chips as a “semi healthy” afternoon snack :)

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    Arpita@ TheGastronomicBongposted July 26, 2014 at 9:06 am

    OMG!! This is such a fun and creative and super delicious dessert nachos… this will be perfect for my upcoming party.. :)

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    Julie @ This Gal Cooksposted July 26, 2014 at 5:57 pm

    The moment I saw this I was like WHOA, those look amazing! And then I had to find out if you made the chips yourself. I suspected you did because they look too darn good to have come from a bag! Great recipe, Sally! And so glad to know that I can make some darn good cinnamon chips so easily on my own. :)

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    Rosieposted July 26, 2014 at 6:11 pm

    This is a wonderful idea. I sure hate the fact that I’m allergic to strawberries, but I’ll simply replace them with raspberries.

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    • Sallyreplied on July 27th, 2014 at 2:42 pm

      Raspberries would be amazing with these nachos – especially paired with that chocolate sauce!

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    Jess @ Sweet Menuposted July 27, 2014 at 3:13 am

    WOW! Loving this incredible dish. Never had dessert nachos before but they look even better than normal nachos – and thats saying something!! :)

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    Amy @ Amy's Healthy Bakingposted July 27, 2014 at 10:33 pm

    These look fabulous!! I just went out to dinner with my parents last night, and my mom ordered a big plate of nachos. Thank goodness she couldn’t finish them all — I was picking at them a lot more than my own salad! ;) Dessert nachos sound even better, and absolutely perfect for your bachelorette party. Have an amazing time!!

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    Tiffanyposted July 28, 2014 at 2:39 pm

    These look so delicious, Sally! The perfect dessert to go with my BBQ Nachos!! :)

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    Annaposted July 28, 2014 at 4:03 pm

    Delicious!
    I made a small batch of those today with a leftover homemade tortilla from lunch yesterday and my mother and i devoured straight out of the oven :D
    The cinnamon sugar tortillas tasted so amazing on their own we didn’t even need any whipped cram or chocolate!

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Deliciousposted July 29, 2014 at 3:52 am

    You know I could definitely get on board with these nachos!

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    Hayleyposted July 30, 2014 at 1:53 am

    I’d be worried I’d eat all the cinnamon sugar chips before getting to the toppings. In fact, I might just use whole wheat tortillas and do just that! (whole wheat so, uh, kinda healthy right?)

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    Lizzieposted July 31, 2014 at 10:09 am

    These look great. What about a mascarpone sauce, to bring in actual cheese? :-D

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    • Sallyreplied on July 31st, 2014 at 7:43 pm

      YUM! That sounds amazing Lizzie.

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