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Prank your friends with this incredible dessert appetizer packed with candy, walnuts and cherries.

Fake Out Dessert Nachos


  • 1 package of store-bought sugar cookie dough

  • 2 cups chocolate chips

  • 1-2 tablespoons water

  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts

  • 1 package, orange candy melts, melted

  • 1/2 cup green icing

  • 1 tablespoon red sprinkles

  • 1 cup maraschino cherries, sliced into quarters

  • 1/2 roll green candy tape, sliced into small pieces

  • 1/2 cup white icing

  • 1/2 cup strawberry jam


  1. Preheat oven according to cookie dough package directions.

  2. Roll out cookie dough between two pieces of parchment paper to 1/4-inch thickness.

  3. Using a pizza cutter, cut dough into triangle pieces shaped like tortilla chips. Place 'chips' on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper and bake according to package directions.

  4. While the 'chips' are baking, prepare the rest of the toppings. Melt chocolate chips slightly, then mix with water and chopped walnuts to form the 'ground beef'. Melt the orange candy melts to form the 'nacho cheese'. Mix green icing with red sprinkles to make the 'guacamole'.

  5. On a platter, place a layer of chip cookies, then drizzle with the orange candy melts (cheese) and sprinkle some chocolate/walnut mixture (ground beef). Top with maraschino cherries (tomatoes) and candy tape (green onions). Repeat to form another layer, then top the whole thing with a dollop of white icing (sour cream). Serve alongside green icing (guacamole) and strawberry jam (salsa). Enjoy!

Fake Out Dessert Nachos




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- Alright, today's recipe is a little bit kooky. This one, this one's gonna throw you for a loop but it's super easy. We're making cookie nachos. So let's get started. Let me talk to you a little bit about this cookie dough. This is store bought cookie dough. The reason I wanted to do that, is I wanted this to be accessible to all ages. Now you could use sugar, cookie dough, any sugar cookie, but what I like to do is buy that store bought dough, you add a little bit of flour in, you mix it all up and then you've got yourself a really good kind of shape holding cookie dough. So, super simple. That's what we've done here and now I'm just gonna roll it out. So between two pieces of parchment paper, I'm gonna roll this thing out. I want it to be about half a centimeter thick or a quarter of an inch, I'd guess you'd say. I think we're close enough on that. Don't have to be precious about it. And now, I wanna cut it into my chips. So what I love about this recipe is that you know, often times I make stuff that have lots of different ingredients, they're complex, it's not necessarily accessible to everybody. It's just like, it's a really cool recipe to try out. It's also just like, it's just fun. And then, I'm gonna place them all on a baking sheet covered in parchment paper. Beautiful. So repeat that with all the rest of your dough and then these are gonna go in the oven till they're baked all the way through. So follow the directions on your package. Alright our cookies are done. They are just cooling and now I wanna show you how to make some of these I wanna show you what I've already pre done. I've got some lovely orange candy melt so they've melted down. That's gonna be our smooth nacho cheese over top. This is cool, this is just melted chocolate that I mixed with a little bit of water and some walnuts. Now the water does something cool where it actually seizes the chocolate and viola, we have ground beef. Then I have got some green icing and I've mixed in some sprinkles, that's our gauc. And then a little bit of strawberry jam, our salsa. So let me show you how to make the tomatoes and the green onions. Get yourself some maraschino cherries. I'm gonna take the stems off and I'm just gonna slice them in half. And then I'm gonna slice them into quarters. Just like that. Alright, so that's all done. And then for the green onion, I've got some of this great candy tape. I'm sure you've all seen this. And I'm just gonna roll it up kinda like so and I'm gonna slice it like you would green onion. Perfect. Alright, and then the last thing I wanted to show you is I just have some plain white icing that's gonna be our sour cream. So I think we're ready to build. Let me get a platter over here. Get our chips. We're gonna do an initial layer cause everybody knows you need two layers of cheese for sure, for sure. So we get a good layer started on the bottom. And then I wanna go in with the candy melt, this is our orange color. And we're just gonna drizzle. And then I wanna sprinkle with a little bit of ground beef. It's not ground beef. A little bit of tomato goes on. And then the green onion. And then we build another layer. Now obviously for a bigger party, you're gonna need a bigger pile. You may wanna double the recipe, I'm just sayin.' Let's get some good cheese on this layer here. Wanna get some of that ground beef on top. Tomato. I like saying things that are not what they are, that's fun. Alright, we're ready for our guac and our salsa. I just wanna get it into some smallerhere. And then to finish it all off, a nice dollop of sour cream right on top. Look at that! That is cookie nachos done right if ya ask me. You take that to any party, people are gonna be like, "Whoa, is that nachos? No way, it can't be! Is that cookie?" I'm gonna dig in here. Thank you so much for watching and I will see you next time. Come on. This is genius. That is pure genius.