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

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

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

  • Author: Sally
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: serves 4
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American


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.


Fresh Whipped Cream

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

Additional Ingredients

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


  1. 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.
  2. For the homemade tortilla chips: Preheat oven to 400°F (204°C). 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.


  1. Additional Topping Ideas: 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.

Keywords: dessert nachos

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


  1. 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! 😀

  2. 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!

  3. 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!!

  4. 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!

  5. 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. 🙂

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

  6. “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!

  7. 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!

  8. 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!

  9. 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 🙂

  10. 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. 🙂

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

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

  13. 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!!

  14. 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 😀
    The cinnamon sugar tortillas tasted so amazing on their own we didn’t even need any whipped cram or chocolate!

  15. 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?)

  16. I’m thinking a winter version with lightly cooked (in brandy?)
    apples, caramel sauce, some kind of cheese(?) and crema fresca.

    1. Hmm. They shouldn’t be soft! They usually crisp up when at room temperature after baking. If not, you can try sticking them in the oven a little longer.

    2. If you mix the assorted fruit with your whipped cream, it is easier to use as traditional Nacho/salsa scoops. Just don’t whip the cream too stiff.

  17. OMG!  Made these today for company, and we were blown away.  The only problem we encountered, is that we were eating the chips as they came out of the oven!!!!  Truly a 5 Star recipe, we used rhaspberries and blueberries, followed your recipe exactly.  A very innovative idea, we have passed on the recipe to all, and directed everyone to your website.
    Thank you Sally, and we are looking forward to trying more of your gems!

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