Apple Nachos: How to Make a Fruit Wreath for Christmas
December 8, 2021
Fruit leather bow on apple nacho edible Christmas wreath

Apple Nachos: How to Make a Fruit Wreath for Christmas

Apple nachos are fun way to serve your fruit! Plus who doesn't love a good platter of caramel apple slices!?

You can put whatever you'd like on your apple nachos like chocolate, Heath candy bits, Oreo crumbles, etc. But we're keeping it healthy for the holidays and staying true to the caramel, a little chocolate, and lots of fresh yummy apple slices.

Apple nachos Christmas Wreath by Salt Lake City Healthy Hostess
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Fresh Apple Nacho Ingredients

Simple ingredients for Apple Nachos

The ingredients here are SUPER simple:

  • Granny Smith and Honeycrisp Apples
  • Caramel sauce
  • Chocolate sauce {optional}
  • Strawberries for roses
  • Fresh Mint for garnish
  • Large red {strawberry, raspberry, cherry, etc} round fruit leather

Helpful Supplies

  • Round Platter
  • Sharp knife
  • Sharpie
  • Kitchen Shears

Apple Nacho Slices

Sliced green and red apples on holiday table

Using your knife, cut and quarter the apples, and remove the seeds. Put the apple cut side down and slice as straight as you can. *Avoid the usual wedge shape as they won't lay flat.*

Arrange Apple Nachos on Platter

Apple slices arranged in circle for edible wreath

Now that your apple slices are cut, pat them dry, and start laying them out in a circle on your round platter. It's important to dry them off or the caramel will just slide off.

I like alternating the colors and creating several rows of apple slices. I ended up with 7 total rings in 4 layers.

Drizzle Apple Nachos

Apple nacho wreath drizzled in caramel

Once your apple nacho wreath is formed into a nice circle drizzle with your caramel sauce. This syrup was a little too thin so I'd recommend using a real caramel sauce you'll need to heat and soften first.

Apple slices drizzled with chocolate and caramel

If desired, add a layer of chocolate drizzle to the apples as well. My children aren't in love with the chocolate apple nachos so feel free to skip it if that's the case for you as well.

How to Make a Fruit Wreath for Christmas

Add a few more layers of apples on top and repeat the caramel, add additional toppings and enjoy. BUT if you'd like to turn these nachos into a fruit wreath for Christmas keep reading for the fun details.

Strawberry Roses

Strawberry rose on edible Christmas wreath

Adding strawberry roses adds that festive red and green and makes it as close to a poinsettia as you can get with a strawberry!

I used this video tutorial to cut the berries and it's a lot easier than it seems. Just give yourself a few practice berries before using your perfectly round, slightly pointed strawberries.

Space your roses evenly around the apple nacho fruit wreath and add sprigs of fresh mint for the flower greenery.

Fruit Leather Bow

The fruit leather bow might just be my favorite part! It's also very easy when you have a bow pattern.

Fruit Leather Bow Tutorial steps

Simple supplies

  • Large red fruit leather
  • Dollar Tree bow
  • Sharpie
  • Kitchen shears

Simply take the Dollar store bow apart {Need a template? Let me know in the comments and I'll create one for you!} and trace the pieces onto the BACK of the fruit leather plastic.

Cut out the pieces using your kitchen shears and peel off the backing. It's a little tricky getting the plastic backing off each piece but be patient, it will eventually come off!

Fruit Leather Bow Tutorial steps

Once your pieces are cut take the large binocular looking piece and fold the sides into the center to create your bow.

Then place your bow onto the back piece and wrap the center with the small strip.

Once your bow is complete, add the streaming ribbons to the back using water to help “glue” them in place.

*PRO TIP: If your fruit leather is small, use two of them and trace the bow in two pieces. They'll come together in the center and the seams will be covered.

If the fruit leather is super sticky use the LESS STICKY side on the inside or the bow loops might stick to each other and be flat.

Add Accessories to Fruit Wreath

Fruit leather bow on apple nacho edible Christmas wreath

Place your fruit leather bow on the top, or bottom of your apple nacho fruit wreath for Christmas and admire your handiwork! Cause I mean, look at how cute it is!

Serve Apple Nachos and Enjoy

Apple nachos Christmas Wreath by Salt Lake City Healthy Hostess

I hope that you love these apple nachos as much as we do and love being able to serve a healthy treat for a very sugar laden holiday season!

If you try this edible fruit wreath for Christmas I'd love to hear about it in the comments below. And if you share photos, I want to see it too! Please tag us @partieswithacause on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest. We love celebrating all your hard work! 

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