Strawberry & Chocolate Nachos

I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again: sometimes the best creations are the ones you don’t set out to create!  This might be my new favorite thing.  It’s the perfect easy, throw-together, family style dessert for summer.  I did a local tv segment this week and made my Baked Cinnamon Chips and Fruit Salsa. When I got home I had a bag full of cinnamon chips left over and started snacking.

Then my boys walked in from the back yard with handfuls of strawberries from our garden and I started thinking about how chocolate covered strawberries sounded so good right then

because my first thought when I see any sort of food product is how it would taste covered in chocolate.  Especially this extra dark chocolate.  It does happy things to me.

So I chopped up those berries and let them sit in a spoonful of sugar for a bit.  Just so the sugar dissolved and formed a nice light syrup.

Then I sprinkled them all over those crispy cinnamon-sugar coated chips.

I grabbed some chocolate chips, and ate a few.  Then I put some in a bowl to melt in the microwave.  Then I ate some more.

Adding just a touch of vegetable oil or shortening to your chocolate makes it nice and smooth for drizzling.  It doesn’t alter the taste at all so don’t be scared.  It’s the secret to good dipping chocolate.  (You can see the basic proportions we use here.)

When it’s nice and melted, you can start drizzling.

in an artistic-meets-haphazard sort of way

chocolate + strawberries = good.

The finishing touch is a few dallops of whipped cream.  Or a few squirts of a spray can.

Holy Frijoles.  Amazing.  Seriously the best combination; we actually licked the plate.  Like, for real.

These work great on a big platter, where you can just set it on the dinner table at the end of a meal and let everyone dig in.  Or you can arrange single servings on individual plates.  Fresh mint makes it look extra pretty, or you could even mince some on top.  Mmmmmm.


  1. Until I read the description I was totally thinking Doritos Nacho Cheese flavour. Covered in strawberries and chocolate? I don’t think so. Your version sounds much better but the title is a bit off-putting. 🙂

    1. i was wondering the same thing but then i clicked on the yellow wording of baked cinnamon chips in the beginning description and it takes you to the page where it shows how to make them looks easy enough to do I will be trying this recipe very soon looks YUMMY thanks for sharing

  2. Did you ever have Chocolate Nachos at “Cheese Burger in Paradise”????
    They are awesome!! I’d may try your recipe and add ice cream like Cheese Burger does! These look very tasty! Thx!

  3. This reminds me of fruit salsa with cinnamon chips which is fabulous. I can only imagine how good it is with chocolate and whipped cream on top!

  4. Your blog is seriously my most favorite! Your recipes are always original and not filled with hard to fine ingredients or with lists of ingredients a mile long. THANK YOU! You are what I call a ‘real woman’s’ blog and I just love it! 🙂

    Cheers to a great weekend!

  5. Wow. This looks divine! And SO simple! We have nachos for dinner ALL the time…how fun would this be for dessert on nacho night?? 😉 Thanks for sharing!

  6. I have everything for this. Sweet! Making this for desert tonight. My husband will thank you. Now I just gotta find something for dinner! 🙂

  7. Oh yum! I am seriously going to get some strawberries. I was going to make a chocolate pie tonight for desert, but now I’ve changed my mind. Everything is better with strawberries, especially when you add chocolate.

  8. Ha ha! I have to admit, when I saw “strawberry & chocolate NACHOS” as the title for this post on my side-bar I was more than a little hesitant… I should’ve known the base would be the cinnamon-sugar chips!! LOVE those! Made them with the fruit salsa a couple years ago and have been meaning to make them again. This will be a good reason to. 🙂 YUM! Pretty sure this is now on the menu for my hubby’s birthday weekend.

  9. Actually? I truly think this IS a GENIUS recipe! Crunchy, sweet, fresh, chcolatey….Can’t WAIT to try this out! Thank you!!! 😀

  10. Wow. You ARE a genius! But of course, you already were…even before this amazing creation! 😉 What could be better then chocolate and strawberries?!!? 🙂

  11. TGIFriday’s had a dessert like this for a limited time last year. The only differences were that theirs had mango and pineapple in addition to strawberries, and they drizzled it with chocolate AND caramel sauce. It was delicious! I will definitely be making this soon!

  12. If I wanted to bring this to a party, I guess I would have to bring it all separate and assemble it there because the chips would get soggy from the strawberry juice, right? Just like regular nachos…my only complaint about nachos, my favorite food, is they don’t travel well. Any suggestions on the chocolate sauce travelling, if I make it with your recipe and keep it room temperature (keeping in mind it’s 90+ degrees here where I live) will it still be “drizzleable”. Maybe I could just make a platter of chopped strawberries and drizzled chocolate with the chips on the side?

  13. We make the cinnamon chips often. We call them bunuelos. We just fry (I know, not so healthy) flour tortillas and as soon as they are crispy, we throw them onto a baking sheet that has cinnamon and sugar and toss. I’ve never had them as nachos, we top vanilla ice cream with them. Yum!

  14. Wow this looks so good! I want it so bad. Too bad I haven’t done a big shopping trip in a couple of weeks and so have nothing but vegetables in my house right now. Maybe that’s why this looks so yummy ;).

  15. o m g! seriously?! this looks amazing and torturous! Too bad this ISN’T on the HCG protocol! 34 days till i can make this dessert!!! … hopefully i will be 34 pounds lighter to make room for it! hahah

  16. Made this last night with the kiddos…it was so good, now I’m wondering how it would be with orange or lime zest in the sugar instead of the cinnamon? And I’ll definitely make this again when peaches are in season!

  17. Just wanted to say, stumbleupon brought me to this recipe, which lead me to checking out the rest of your blog, and i totally love it! can’t wait to try some of these recipes and crafts out!

  18. I can’t tell you how perfect your timing was! I came to your site hoping to find a recipe for an at-home date night and came right to this! Simple, delicious, perfect! You never fail me…and always amaze me!!!! Thanks!

  19. “because my first thought when I see any sort of food product is how it would taste covered in chocolate. Especially this extra dark chocolate. It does happy things to me.” My first thoughts always!!

  20. somehow I missed this before, but yummy!!! Yes, everything is better with chocolate! I will have to try this, but it might be with raspberries instead of strawberries since that is what is coming up in my garden right now. :o) We haven’t figured out where we want to plant strawberries, but we’ve talked about it for 10 years. lol

  21. This looks absolutely delicious, I can’t wait to try this on the weekend. Ohh btw, there are no cinnamon coated chips here in our country, could you suggest anything else to replace that?

  22. Just made this and it is addicting. I already had stuffed myself with fish tacos, but then could not stop eating these with my kids. THANK YOU, once again!!

  23. I made these to share at a desert party Sunday night, and needless to say I ended up making cookies to share at the party instead. Now, two days later I can’t stop snacking on what survived Sunday night. So delicious. Haven’t tried with strawberries yet but I am excited to try.

  24. I came across this recipe and immediately had to make them. What makes it are the cinnamon chips. TO DIE FOR. Great idea and an excellent twist on dessert and nachos!

  25. A new family favorite! I made a double batch (after we tried the Spicey Honey Chicken for dinner -YUMMMMMY!)as I new it would be a hit. However it was soooo good, we had to make a second double batch only to have sad kids that it was gone again sooo fast. Thanks for the great recipes!

  26. These were so good! I’m featuring this on my blog today,

    Thank you so much for this recipe, Sara!!

  27. Just found your recipe on Pinterest and since we happened to have everything on hand…we just had to make them for an afternoon snack, and we all agree that are absolutely delicious!! Perfect dessert. 🙂

  28. I made these a couple nights ago for a girls night, accompanied by the Fresh Strawberry Limeades. They were a huge hit! You girls are so amazing!! I would have NEVER thought to make chocolate strawberry nachos. Now the wheels are turning…..I am thinking that sliced bananas, Nutella, chopped pecans, and whipped cream is next 🙂 Or maybe a caramel apple cheesecake version with cinnamon apples, caramel syrup (from this website of course), and cheesecake infused mousse on top. Oh heavens, the options are endless! Thank you so much for blessing us with your creativity and original recipes!

  29. Opened up the grill tonight – hamburgers, garlic potato slices & corn on the cob. Had ripe strawberries in the fridge so I made Strawberry & Chocolate Nachos for dessert. Needless to say, they are a new favorite in our house. So fast & easy.

  30. My husband bought some chocolate tortillas at Sam’s Club a while back and I kept wondering what to do with them. I used them today for this recipe and it was absolutely delicious!!!

  31. Oh, my goodness. I am so glad I found your website. We are the Poteet Strawberry Festival in Poteet, Tx and had some Strawberry Nachos. I have to say, it was my favorite food. Oh, so yummy. I came home and googled strawberry nachos and found your website. Thank you. I also read your recipe for cin. chips. I love your life lessons. Too funny. 🙂

  32. Just made these with some leftover strawberries, absolutely delish! Perfect for a hot summer day! Thanks for a great recipe!

  33. I have made your chips and fruit salsa…YUUUMMMMMM!!! The left over chips were great. My daughter was hooked from the very first one; so easy to make, she has began making them herself just to snack on. Thanks for recipes.

  34. I came across this recipe while while looking for something else, and since I just happened to have a couple of left over flour tortillas and some strawberries that needed to be eaten I whipped this up for a special treat and the whole family loved it!!

  35. My mom has done something called ice cream nachos for year. She take the cinnamon chips puts a small scoop of ice cream, drizzles with chocolate and a little whip cream. Yummy!

  36. even faster – heat Nutella (still in jar) in microwave till drizzle-able and use instead of chocolate.
    even cheaper – Dollar stores often have a no-name Nutella in stock, can’t beat the price!

  37. My boyfriend was really disappointed when El pollo loco stopped selling chocolate nachos before we could ever try them. When I saw this recipe I just had to try it. My boyfriend loved them and so did I!

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