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Dessert Nachos with Pretzels, Peanut Butter, and Marshmallow

Dessert Nachos are a new TWIST on a favorite savory snack food. SALTY pretzels are used as chips and topped with NUTTY peanut butter, CREAMY marshmallow, SWEET chocolate chips, and BUTTERY toasted pecans.

hand pulling a pretzel covered in marshmallow

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Dessert Nachos

Did you ever think that you would transform the humble pretzel? Let me tell you how I did with pretzel dessert nachos!

My oldest son never met a soft pretzel he didn’t love. My youngest prefers a small stick pretzel that he can lick all the salt off of.

I could see that the tiny pretzel twist is roughly the same size as a chip. A lightbulb went off in my dark brain.

What do I like to eat with a pretzel? Peanut butter! I also like to dip my pretzels in chocolate.

You know those pretzel rods that are dipped in chocolate and sprinkles? Fun right?!? Those were also an inspiration to me when making these pretzel dessert nachos.

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pretzel dessert nachos on parchment paper

Ingredients for Pretzel Nachos

  • pretzels
  • peanut butter sauce
  • marshmallow cream
  • mini chocolate chips
  • toasted pecans

There are lots of other toppings you can add to these as well!

Dessert Nacho Toppings

NUTS: almonds, macadamia nuts, walnuts, peanuts

FRUIT: strawberries, bananas, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries

SAUCES: caramel sauce, hot fudge sauce, chocolate sauce, strawberry sauce, chocolate syrup

TOPPINGS: powdered sugar, sprinkles, cinnamon sugar mixture, white chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, graham crackers

How to make dessert nachos

STEP ONE: Spread the pretzels out on parchment paper.

STEP TWO: Drizzle with marshmallow cream, covering as many pretzels as possible.

STEP THREE: Drizzle with warm peanut butter.

STEP FOUR: Top with mini chocolate chips and toasted pecans. Serve and enjoy!

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hand pulling a pretzel covered in marshmallow and peanut butter

I wanted them to look like traditional nachos so marshmallow was the way to go.  To make it spread easier, I just put some in an icing piping bag, or a zip top bag, heat up for 15 seconds in the microwave and piped it over the top.  

You can also just heat it up in the jar and pour that way.  Piping helped me ensure total coverage.  Who likes to get a nacho chip with no toppings? NO ONE!

Look at that marshmallow stretch!  Anywhere you grab a nacho you will get some stretchy toppings!

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Take Two Tapas Tips for Dessert Nachos

  • place the peanut butter in a squeezable bag for easy drizzling
  • a frosting bag works best for marshmallow cream
  • have all your ingredients chopped/bagged and ready to go when you start assembling
  • you can heat the peanut butter in the jar and then drizzle with a spoon if you don’t have a bag
  • prep the baking sheets with non-stick foil or parchment paper

Make these pretzel dessert nachos for a kid’s slumber or birthday party, game day, fun movie night in, or as light dessert at a shower or brunch!

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collage of pretzel nachos

Other recipes with pretzels

Dessert Nacho Recipe

square picture of dessert nachos on a white plate

Pretzel Dessert Nachos

Yield: 10 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Pretzel Dessert Nachos are a new twist on a savory favorite. Salty pretzels used as chips and topped with peanut butter, marshmallow cream, chocolate chips, and buttery toasted pecans.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups salted mini pretzels
  • 2 cups marshmallow cream (warmed)
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter (warmed)
  • 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup Buttery Toasted Pecans

Instructions

  1. Grab a tray and line with foil or parchment paper.
  2. Spread out your pretzels.
  3. Squeeze or pour your warm and melty marshmallow fluff to cover the pretzels.
  4. Top with warm peanut butter.
  5. Sprinkle with chocolate chips.
  6. Top with chopped pecans.
  7. Share with friends!

Notes

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 131Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 82mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 1gSugar: 14gProtein: 2g

This nutrition information was generated via a third party, Nutritionix, and can not be held liable for any discrepancies in the information provided.

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{originally published 06/14/16 – updated notes & photos 09/09/20}

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Linda

Saturday 11th of January 2020

I’m bringing them tonight to a get together with old friends and so super excited!!! Thank you so much! I’m a cook not a baker I was so stressed when asked to bring a dessert until I found this recipe!!! ❤️

Jennifer

Sunday 12th of January 2020

So glad you like it! I can't wait to hear how everyone likes it!

sanchez

Thursday 19th of April 2018

I am already so addicted to pretzels and these look awesome!!! Thanks for sharing your recipe Sunday this week. Now I have to go satisfy my chocolate cravings. Thank you for sharing Have a nice day!

chubcheeks@bellsouth.net

Friday 20th of April 2018

So glad you liked it! Thanks for reading!

Jake Tyler

Monday 7th of November 2016

Wow, I love nachos, and this looks amazing. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

chubcheeks@bellsouth.net

Thursday 10th of November 2016

Thanks Jake! My gyro ones are pretty good too!

Kristl Story

Thursday 8th of September 2016

Yummy! Those are my kind of nachos, and what a wonderful way to use up leftover pretzels.

chubcheeks@bellsouth.net

Tuesday 13th of September 2016

Thanks Kristl! I hope you are doing well!!

Dini @ The Flavor Bender

Sunday 24th of July 2016

I am a sucker for dessert Nachos! But with Pretzels? That's even better!! :D It looks so delicious J and I can wait to try it!

chubcheeks@bellsouth.net

Monday 8th of August 2016

Thank you Dini!!