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The Speckled Palate
October 22, 2018

Halloween Dessert Nachos

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 It’s the sweetest time of year! Use Halloween leftovers to make decadent, delectable Halloween Dessert Nachos! These dessert nachos begin with cinnamon-sugar wonton chips. When these chips have baked, layer them with sweetened whipped cream, chocolate bars, peanut butter cups, sprinkles and other candies. Whether you’re creating a special dessert for the family or entertaining this Halloween, Halloween Dessert Nachos are a sweet treat to serve!

Overhead image of a woman holding a Halloween Dessert Nacho with the platter of the nachos, individually-made, is shown in the background

Confession time: Candy normally isn’t my jam. (I’m more of a baked good girl, so give me cake, hand pies, cookies, etc., and I’m happy as a clam.)

That said, there are a few times of year that I willingly and happily dive into the candy bucket.

Halloween is one of those times. (Easter is the other… because Easter candy makes my soul so very happy.)

Butter is brushed onto wonton shells to make Cinnamon-Sugar Wonton Chips

Today, I’m sharing a recipe that’s a bit different for The Speckled Palate. While there are some scratch-made elements, there are a lot of store-bought ones.

And I think that’s A-OK, as balance is key in whatever we’re eating, right? RIGHT.

Halloween Dessert Nachos call for some of my favorite Halloween candy flavors and combine them into a decadent bite that’s perfect for kids, adults and entertaining!

Cinnamon-Sugar Wonton Chips line a baking sheet after baking.

This recipe is really versatile, too.

You can use whatever candy you’re into, so if my selections don’t suit your fancy, change ’em up. Just keep in mind that you want the different candies used to actually go together, flavor-wise, so gummy worms paired with chocolate bars, etc., might not be the best choice…

You can also offer these as a platter of nachos for people to graze on OR let folks make their own in a choose their own adventure type of situation!

Sweetened whipped cream is dolloped onto Cinnamon-Sugar Wonton Chips to make the base for Halloween Dessert Nachos

Can I make these dessert nachos for a party?

Absolutely! When I developed this recipe, the idea behind them was that they would make a fabulous dessert for a Halloween gathering.

You can double the recipe, too, if you’re feeding a bunch of folks! Either serve them up on a platter or let guests create their own individual nachos on their own plates. (More information on this in the recipe card below.)

Also, this would be a great way to utilize leftover Halloween candy in the days after Halloween… *shrug emoji

Individual Halloween Dessert Nachos line a long platter, surrounded by additional candy and whipped cream

Can I make these dessert nachos gluten free?

You absolutely can!

Instead of using wonton shells, you can use baked apple chips as the chips.

Check your candies to ensure they’re gluten free, as well.

A girl holds a Halloween Dessert Nacho with the platter of the individually made nachos in the background

Are dessert nachos easy to make?

Yes, they are! You can bake the wonton chips in advance and store them in an airtight storage container until it’s time to layer the nachos together.

When you layer the nachos (or make them individually), they will only last for a certain amount of time because the chips will soften, thanks to the sweetened whipped cream. So don’t put together your final nacho platter until it’s time to serve!

Can I make these nachos in advance?

Partially. The cinnamon-sugar wonton chips can be baked a day or two in advance and stored in an airtight container at room temperature. (They’ll get soggy if you keep ’em in the fridge.)

Don’t assemble the nachos until the day of. Preferably right before people are coming over and/or right before you plan to serve them because the sweetened whipped cream on top of the chips will make them get a little soggy the longer they sit out.

Butterfingers are sprinkled on top of a platter of Halloween Dessert Nachos

What do I need to make these Halloween Dessert Nachos?

A platter of Halloween Dessert Nachos are shown from above

What can I serve alongside these Halloween Dessert Nachos?

Close up of a platter of Halloween Dessert Nachos

Now who’s ready to make some of these dessert nachos to serve up to your people this Halloween?

Scroll on down to learn how to make this easy peasy candy-centric dessert!

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Halloween Dessert Nachos

It's the sweetest time of year! Use Halloween leftovers to make decadent, delectable Halloween Dessert Nachos! These dessert nachos begin with cinnamon-sugar wonton chips. When these chips have baked, layer them with sweetened whipped cream, chocolate bars, peanut butter cups, sprinkles and other candies. Whether you're creating a special dessert for the family or entertaining this Halloween, Halloween Dessert Nachos are a sweet treat to serve!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword candy, halloween recipe, wonton chips
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 365 kcal
Author Erin Parker, The Speckled Palate

Ingredients

Cinnamon-Sugar Wonton Chips

  • 12 oz. wonton wrappers , halved
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter , melted
  • 5 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1.5 teaspoons ground cinnamon

Dessert Nachos

  • Cinnamon-Sugar Wontons , recipe above
  • 3 oz. milk chocolate bars , chopped
  • 1 Butterfinger Candy Bar
  • 4 oz. milk chocolate peanut butter cups
  • 1/2 cup M&M Chocolate Candies
  • 1/4 cup rainbow sprinkles
  • 1/2 pint heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar

Instructions

Make the Cinnamon-Sugar Wonton Chips

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, and set aside.

  2. Cut the wonton wrappers in halves so they are in triangular shapes.

  3. In a small bowl, combine the cinnamon and sugar, then set aside.

  4. Line the prepared baking sheet with the wontons, carefully spacing them out so they do not touch.

  5. Drizzle butter over the wontons, then sprinkle with cinnamon-sugar mixture.

  6. Bake in the preheated oven for 5-6 minutes, or until the wontons are golden brown and crisp.

  7. Remove from the oven, then transfer to a cooling rack.

  8. Repeat the process as many times as necessary until all the wonton chips are baked.

  9. Let cool completely once out of the oven.

Make the Dessert Nachos

  1. In small bowls, measure out all the individual candies.

  2. Place the wonton chips in a bowl or on a platter.

  3. In another glass bowl, pour in the whipping cream. Add the powdered sugar, and beat with the hand mixer until the consistency of whipped cream. Either store in the refrigerator or serve immediately.

  4. To make individual nachos: Offer several plates for guests to build their own nachos on, and let them dollop the whipped cream, sprinkle candies, etc., on their wonton chips.

  5. To make a platter of nachos: On a large platter, spread a layer of wonton chips. Dollop a few spots of whipped cream on top of them, then top with candy. Add another layer of wonton chips, then dollop additional whipped cream. Top with more candy, and serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts
Halloween Dessert Nachos
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 365 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19g 29%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Cholesterol 38mg 13%
Sodium 222mg 9%
Potassium 102mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 45g 15%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 25g
Protein 5g 10%
Vitamin A 8%
Vitamin C 0.1%
Calcium 5%
Iron 7.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Halloween candy: Yay or nay?

Could I interest you in a bite of these Halloween Dessert Nachos today?

3 Comments

  1. LeAndra

    Oh my goodness, you have outdone yourself. Even though it’s not what you normally post, this recipe is definitely a fun treat!

    • Erin

      Thank you so much, LeAndra! I’m glad you think this is a super fun treat, too!

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