Apples cut into rings, then topped with peanut butter (or any nut or seed butter) make a canvas for an array of toppings, such as coconut, granola, dried fruit, crushed cereal or mini chocolate chips. Kids can mix-and-match toppings to decorate their own slices, so they will not only be fueling themselves healthfully, they’ll be having creative fun, too.
Total time: 15 mins
Storage Notes: Leftovers can be refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 2 days.
Servings: 1 – 1.5 2 – 3 4 – 6 6 – 9
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Tested size: 2-3 servings; makes 6 apple ring treats
1 large, sweet apple (8 ounces), such as Honeycrisp or Gala
1/4 cup creamy or chunky peanut butter or other nut/seed butter
1/3 cup total any mix of toppings, such as shredded coconut, mini chocolate chips, granola, raisins, chopped dried fruit and/or crushed ready-to-eat cereal
Slice the apple crosswise into 1/4-inch thick slices and, using a melon baller or small spoon, scoop out the core at the center of each slice to create apple rings. You should wind up with at least 6 rings.
Spread 2 teaspoons of the peanut butter on top of each ring, then top each with a mix of toppings as desired, about 1 tablespoon of toppings on each ring. Eat immediately or keep in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.
From cookbook author and registered nutritionist Ellie Krieger.
Tested by Ann Maloney.
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