Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Peanut Butter Honey Apples

We're big fans of apples at our house. Bake them in a pie, turn them into applesauce, or just bite into a fresh juicy apples. It doesn't matter. While normally, I just slice them and serve with side of honey for dipping, sometimes it's fun to mix it up a bit and try something new with one of our favorite foods.

Peanut Butter Honey Apples are easy to make. My kids (ages 6 and 8) did most of the work themselves. It's a little bit fancy and a whole lot delicious. This snack recipe is going to become a favorite at our house!

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We started with the apples. I sliced each one with my apple corer/slicer first. Our slicer takes a lot of muscle and isn't easy for the girls to use. Once they were sliced, the girls cut them into smaller pieces and arranged them on the plates. As you can see, they were able to safely cut the apples with a simple table knife after going over a few safety details. (i.e. Curl the fingers under!)

Tip: There are several things to consider when teaching your kids how to safely use a knife. You can find all the details you need in this post, Knife Skills for Kids.

After we chopped our apples, we got to work on our peanut butter honey sauce. We used a microwave-safe measuring cup to make things easier. We measured the honey directly into the cup then added in our peanut butter. There's no need to stir just yet. Pop it in the microwave for 30 seconds first.

Pull it out of the microwave and stir immediately. Remind the kids to use a hot pad when removing something from the microwave!

At this point, your sauce should mix together nicely and should drizzle easily with a spoon. If it's still too stiff, microwave in 10 seconds intervals, stirring after each time. Be careful not to overheat.

As soon as you have it mixed, drizzle your sauce over your apples. Sprinkle with crushed peanuts if you desire. (And I did, yum!)

This is not a recipe you can make ahead, but it does come together quickly. It's delicious and a fun recipe to make together with your kids.

Peanut Butter Honey Apples
Makes 4 snack-sized portions

4 apples
1/2 c. peanut butter
1/4 c. honey
Crushed peanuts (optional)

Cut your apples into bite-sized portions. Arrange them on plates, one apple per person. Meanwhile, add your peanut butter and honey to a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high for 30 seconds. Remove and stir immediately. The mixture should soften and blend together when you stir. (Microwave in 10 second intervals, stirring after each, if it's not mixing together.) While still warm, drizzle the peanut butter mixture over your apples. Sprinkle with crushed peanuts if you desire. Serve immediately.

More kid's favorite snacks:

Tropical Smoothie

Slow Cooker Applesauce

DIY Trail Mix Bar

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  1. Looks super yummy! I love apples with peanut butter, but this gives it a whole new level. We will have to try it this week.

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