I’m not from what you would call a “football family.” My dad did break his collarbone playing football at Notre Dame, but it’s not actually as epic as it sounds: he wasn’t on the football team at Notre Dame, but he was a student there and happened to break his collarbone during a pickup game of football. Fast forward several years, and I can count on one hand the number of times I’ve seen him (or anyone in my immediate family) tune in to a college game or Monday night football. In fact, I just had to check whether Monday was even the correct day for NFL games, sooo I think it’s safe to say that I’m not a big football fan. I am, however, a fan of football viewing-party food. The potato skins, the guac, the queso dip…I’m definitely on board with all of that. With the Super Bowl quickly approaching (yes, I had to check the date on that, too), I wanted to create an easy dessert that was worthy of game-day. Enter: peanut butter s’mores dessert nachos! They’re ridiculously straightforward. Do you have a microwave? Do you have ten minutes? Yes? Then you can make them!
These peanut butter s’mores dessert nachos could not be simpler: you spread some cinnamon sugar pita chips on a plate, drizzle them with melty peanut butter and Nutella, toss some marshmallow bits, peanuts, and peanut butter cups on top, and you’re good to go! They’re so easy, even someone with a broken collarbone could make them. Probably. I’ll ask my dad and get back to you. [Update: he says he thinks he could have managed.]
Are you a football fan? Or are you just there for the food?
- 8 ounces cinnamon sugar pita chips
- 1/4 cup peanut butter
- 1/4 cup Nutella
- 1/4 cup miniature peanut butter cups
- 1/4 cup peanuts
- 2 tablespoons marshmallow bits
- Microwave the peanut butter and Nutella (separately) until liquidy. The amount of time will depend on the power of your microwave; it takes about a minute for each in my microwave. Drizzle the peanut butter and Nutella over the pita chips.
- Cut the miniature peanut butter cups in half. Sprinkle them, along with the peanuts and marshmallow bits, over the pita chips. Serve immediately.
- The amounts listed are all approximate. Use more or less of each ingredient as you see fit.
- I buy Kraft marshmallow bits, which are not the same as mini marshmallows (although feel free to use them if you can’t find the bits). They are often displayed with ice cream toppings in stores.
- I buy miniature peanut butter cups at Trader Joe’s. If you can’t find them, I recommend chopping up regular peanut butter cups.
I’m sharing this post at the following link parties: The Wednesday Showcase, Foodie FriDIY, Fiesta Friday, and Recipe of the Week.
HomeSweetJones (@HomeSweetJones) says
Why are you trying to ruin my diet?! This will be my reward meal. Nachos are my favorite food barely edging out sandwiches. And nachos with nutella? ohmygodohmygodohmygod. yes.
This is definitely a worthy reward meal! My problem is figuring out what to do with the rest of the Nutella. I even asked the boyfriend to take it to work to get it out of the house, but for some reason, he declined…
Wow this sure looks tasty! If your Dad doesn’t like them, threaten to break his collarbone 🙂
I generally try not to threaten violence if people don’t like my food (I find that it leads to less than genuine feedback 😛 ), but it would indeed be puzzling if he didn’t like these!
Jess @ Sweetest Menu says
Seriously? SMORES NACHOS? I am so there! Pass me a spoon!
Welcome to the party! There are plenty of nachos for everyone 🙂
Laina Turner says
I am drooling!
You and me both! Thanks for stopping by!
Dragons And Fairy Dust says
Now this looks delicious. I am sure my son would be over the moon if I made them for him
I’m sure he would! I was actually thinking that this would make an awesome post-school treat, since it’s so quick.
Jennifer | Show me the Yummy says
You just made my day…no my life. You put two of my very favorite things: 1. Dessert 2. Nachos… and combined them into one amazing thing. I’m. In. Heaven.
I’m so glad I could bring some joy to your day 🙂 You know, when I was brainstorming for this post, I asked the boyfriend if he thought dessert nachos could be a thing and he said yes, but with some hesitation. Then I consulted the Internet and found that I am already lightyears behind some other folks…
Im deathly allergic to hazelnut and these nachos are like salt in an open wound, that never heals lol. I’ve been working on chocolate spread to soothe these pains. Keep you posted. I will definitely be making these for my friends.
Oh no! That’s a bummer of an allergy. You could use hot fudge sauce, though…I bet that’d be mighty tasty!
Laura @ Laura's Culinary Adventures says
Oh my! This is so decadent! I could eat this whole recipe by myself! I watch football for the food 🙂
Decadent and EASY…it’s a dangerous combo! I hope you get a chance to try these 🙂
Sarah James @ Tales From The Kitchen Shed says
I don’t follow football either but I don’t need an excuse to try your delicious Smores Nachos, brilliant idea! Thanks for sharing, popping over from the Fiesta party 🙂
Nope, you definitely don’t need a game as an excuse to make these! Thanks so much for stopping by!
Megan - The Emotional Baker says
I’m not a football fan either, but if it involved eating these nachos I’d definitely tune into a game – these look amazing!!
Thanks, Megan! I can confirm that these are plenty delicious even when NOT watching football 😉
Patty K says
I’m not a football fan either, but my husband and father are! So right now, that’s pretty much all that’s playing on the screen EVERY night! When it’s not games, it’s recaps or whatever you call them. Just like you, I am only tuned in to the Super Bowl for the food! And the commercials and half-time show. During actual game time, I will be stepping away to the kitchen to make these dessert nachos!
Oh gosh, every night?! You must be a very understanding and patient person!
Wow, this is an amazing take on nachos! I just love it, and know it would go over so well at any party! 😀
Thanks! It’s definitely a crowd-pleaser 🙂
Natalie Browne says
I’m a football fan, but also a fan of all the food that goes with it. I just love this dessert nacho idea! The look ridiculously yummy 🙂
Thanks! I always kind of wanted to enjoy watching football, but I just don’t have the sports gene. I hope you get a chance to try these!
I am definitely not a sports fan of any sort, but always favour an excuse for a fun new snack like this. Nutella should be thanking you, and we are.
Thanks, Hilda, and thank you for being a co-host this week! I’m glad these caught your eye!
I would love to enjoy this while watching a good movie. Yum! 😀
That sounds lovely! Definitely my kind of night 🙂
I wish I could come over and try these sweet nachos! 😀 But you know, I’ve never seen such sweet chips here…
Thanks for sharing at FF!
Have a nice weekend! 🙂
Thanks, and thank you for being a co-host this week! If you really want to try them and are feeling ambitious, you could always make your own chips, like the ones here. I’ve never tried doing that, but they look fantastic!
Michelle @ Giraffes Can Bake says
Nachos and dessert, tow of my favourite things! Yummy!
Thanks, Michelle! I hope you get a chance to try these sometime.
This seriously brings nachos to another level! 😉
Nachos are a surprisingly versatile dish – they can be appetizers, a main course, dessert…in my opinion, at least! Thanks for stopping by 🙂
Love your sweet version of nachos! My father and a sister both went to Notre Dame. As a matter of fact my sister was in the first freshman class when women were allowed to attend 🙂 Might have to add this to my Super Bowl menu 🙂
Thanks! Let me know what you think if you try them. Wow, that’s really cool that your sister was in the first class with female students! My mom also went to Notre Dame, but I think she must have started a couple years after your sister.
Being from the UK this kind of recipe excites me a lot. I wish we had big sporting events where it was acceptable to eat amazing food! Not sure we have cinnamon chips but I reckon I could make some! Yummy #recipeoftheweek
I agree – there really should be more events and gatherings where we get to eat sports viewing party food! And yes, if you can’t find cinnamon pita or tortilla chips in stores, you can certainly make your own…that would take this recipe to another level of awesomeness!
I’m not a football fan either – unless it’s soccer and since you are obviously not talking about the World Cup or the European Cup, I can assume it’s the one I don’t get. I went to nearly every game in college but I went to chat and support my friends, not to actually watch because I thought it was boring and the rules didn’t make sense to me and it took 3+ hours! WAAAAYYYY too long for any sport (unless it’s cricket and it’s taking so long because of the tea breaks)…. but on to your Superbowl food – wow! I love this idea but I’ve never seen cinnamon pita chips so would need to make my own or find a different substitute or do you have a recommendation? The
I was actually in marching band in college, so I went to all the home football games (and a handful of away games as well). It was always strange to me how 15 minutes of play time can get stretched out into nearly an hour…I’m glad I’m not the only one who feels that that’s way too long! As for the nachos: you could try making your own (I haven’t tried these recipes, but this one by Sally’s Baking Addiction and this one by The Pioneer Woman look incredible) or you could use graham crackers. I saw that you’re living in South Korea, so I don’t know what’s easily accessible, but if you make some substitutions, let me know how it goes!
humm, your comment about South Korea reminds me that I THOUGHT I had updated my about me page! I obviously hadn’t as I am back in Ireland the last 6 months! Agggh! Thanks for the pointers to those two blogs I will definitely have a look and figure it out between the three recipes!
I’m so glad to meet some else who thinks the same about that sport!
Looks so tempting and inviting!!
I’m glad to hear it caught your eye! Thanks!