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Dessert Nachos

These dessert nachos are an easy, incredibly delicious no-bake dessert! Each bite is full of the creamiest chocolate cheesecake goodness.

This is a plate of dessert nachos. The plate is filled with bear bites and topped with strawberries, cream cheese filling, and melted chocolate.

Dessert nachos

These dessert nachos are an easy and delicious no-bake dessert! There are graham cracker bites topped with sliced strawberries, and a chocolate and cream cheese drizzle. Each bite is full of creamy chocolate cheesecake goodness.

What are dessert nachos?

Traditional nachos are typically tortilla chips topped with queso and often meat, salsa, and veggies. Instead of using the traditional ingredients, I swapped them for sweet ingredients to make dessert nachos. These dessert nachos are a quick, no-bake treat that takes less than 10 minutes to prepare. Whether it’s to share during a potluck or movie night, this dessert is a delicious late-night treat!

What ingredients do I need?

  • Bear Bites - My favorite honey graham crackers are Honey Graham Cracker Bear Bites because they are the perfect nacho vessel packed with whole grains and protein. However, you can use pieces of graham crackers or another graham cookie.
  • Strawberries - You'll need to slice some strawberries for this recipe. I suggest at least 1 cup but you can add less or more based on your preference.
  • Chocolate chips - The chocolate chips are going to be melted to drizzle across the nachos, so you can choose your favorite kind.
  • Cream cheese - The cream cheese will be melted and mixed to make a cheesecake-flavored drizzle for the nachos.
  • Powdered sugar - The powdered sugar is going to be mixed with the cream cheese for the cheesecake mixture.
  • Vanilla - Vanilla will be mixed added to the cheesecake mixture.
  • Milk (or heavy cream) - The milk will also be mixed with the cream cheese, vanilla, and milk to make a creamy, cheesecake mixture.

What substitutions can I make?

  • Bear Bites - I like to use Honey Graham Cracker Bear Bites buy you can use pieces of graham crackers or another graham cookie.
  • Strawberries - Strawberries taste great with the graham cracker and cheesecake mixture, but you can use another fruit or leave these off altogether.
  • Chocolate chips - The chocolate chips are going to be melted to drizzle across the nachos, so you can choose your favorite kind whether that's dark, milk, espresso, etc.
  • Cream cheese, powdered sugar, vanilla, and milk - These ingredients are mixed together to make the cheesecake mixture. You can use any kind of milk that you like. If you want a healthier version, you could swap out the cream cheese for a vanilla greek yogurt.
These are all of the ingredients for dessert nachos. There are 7 bowls with ingredients. The bowls are each various sizes and filled with vanilla, cream cheese, powdered sugar, milk, chocolate chips, bear bites, and strawberries.

What equipment do I need for this recipe?

One of the awesome parts of the recipe is that is can be made at home, in a dorm room, or even in most hotel rooms! The recipe requires:

  • A mixing bowl
  • Microwave
  • Large plate

How long does this recipe take to make?

This recipe is QUICK. It will take you about a minute to gather your materials, a few minutes to mix everything together and melt the chocolate, and another few minutes to assemble the nachos. That’s about 10 minutes to make from start to finish!

What is the process to make this recipe?

  • Place cream cheese in a bowl and heat in the microwave for 1 min, stirring every 20 seconds to soften.
  • Vigorously use a spoon to beat cream cheese (or hand mixer) until smooth.
  • Stir in powdered sugar and vanilla until mixed well.
  • Pour milk and stir until the cheesecake mixture is the desired consistency.
  • Arrange the bear bites on a plate.
  • Top the bear bites with dollops of the cheesecake mixture.
  • Add the sliced strawberries.
  • Melt chocolate chips. (In the microwave, melt the chocolate chips with a little bit of oil and heating on high for 1-2 mins, stirring every 30 seconds until the chocolate is melted).
  • Drizzle the chocolate on top.
  • Continue to make layers of the bear bites, strawberries, cheesecake mixture, and chocolate until all the ingredients are used.
  • Enjoy!
This is a plate of dessert nachos. The plate is filled with bear bites and topped with strawberries, cream cheese filling, and melted chocolate. There is a hand holding up a bite of the nachos.

Helpful tips for this recipe

  • Assemble the nachos right before you want them! You can store these in the fridge, but the chocolate might be cold and graham crackers might get soggy after a bit.

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This is a plate of dessert nachos. The plate is filled with bear bites and topped with strawberries, cream cheese filling, and melted chocolate.
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Dessert Nachos

These dessert nachos are an easy, incredibly delicious no-bake dessert! Each bite is full of the creamiest chocolate cheesecake goodness.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 min
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cheesecake, dessert, dessert nachos, nachos
Servings: 8
Calories: 218kcal
Author: Jordan Smith

Equipment

  • Mixing Bowl

Ingredients

  • 1 box bear bites
  • 1 cup strawberries sliced
  • ½ cup chocolate chips
  • 1 block cream cheese
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ¼ cup milk whole milk or heavy cream

Instructions

  • Place cream cheese in a bowl and heat in the microwave for 1 min, stirring every 20 seconds to soften.
  • Vigorously use a spoon to beat cream cheese (or hand mixer) until smooth.
  • Stir in powdered sugar and vanilla until mixed well.
  • Pour milk and stir until the cheesecake mixture is the desired consistency.
  • Arrange the bear bites on a plate.
  • Top the bear bites with dollops of the cheesecake mixture.
  • Add the sliced strawberries.
  • Melt chocolate chips. (In the microwave, melt the chocolate chips with a little bit of oil and heating on high for 1-2 mins, stirring every 30 seconds until the chocolate is melted).
  • Drizzle the chocolate on top.
  • Continue to make layers of the bear bites, strawberries, cheesecake mixture, and chocolate until all the ingredients are used.
  • Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 218kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 12mg | Potassium: 38mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 38IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 1mg
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