When the kids come home looking for a quick after school snack, these peanut butter apple treats will keep them going til dinner. Try different healthy toppings for crunchy, sweet texture and flavor.
3 Granny Smith apples
1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup dark chocolate
1/4 cup peanut butter
Toasted coconut flakes (optional)
Chopped almonds (optional)
Slice the apples into 12 1/4-inch thick slices. With a paring knife, core the apple slices. Sprinkle the cut apple slices with lemon juice.
In a small bowl, microwave the chocolate in 20 second intervals. Stir and repeat until melted.
In a small bowl, microwave the peanut butter for 30 seconds.
Transfer the melted chocolate and the melted peanut butter to two separate resealable plastic bags. Snip the edges of the bags for piping. (Alternatively, use a spatula or spoon to drizzle the melted chocolate and/or peanut butter over the apples.)
Place the apple slices on wax paper and drizzle with the chocolate and/or peanut butter and top with your favorite toppings. Serve immediately.
Serving size: 1 slice apple
Calories: 85; Fat: 4g; Saturated Fat: 2g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 2mg; Carbohydrates: 9g; Fiber: 2g; Protein: 2g
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Date Last Reviewed: May 5, 2021
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