Thursday, September 29, 2011

U.F.O.---A Simple After School Snack


My little boy loves peanut butter.  Unfortunately, his school has a “no nuts allowed" policy since there are some other classmates who are allergic to nuts.  What is a little boy going to do without his peanut butter jelly sandwich at school?  Well, he can indulge all he wants after school with these apple slices, topped with peanut butter and cranberries. Open-mouthed smile

Seriously, these are all his favorite ingredients, all in one bite/slice. Smile I was skeptical before I tried this combination. But boy, this could be Mommy’s after school favorite as well. The sweet and tangy green apple slices are crunchy; it goes so well with the smooth and nutty peanut butter. The dried cranberries on top add another layer of sweetness, tartness, and a different texture. I’m truly surprised by how well they go together. To keep the apple slices from turning brown, I toss them into some lemon juice right after slicing them. Best of all, this after school treat is ready in no time! So perfect for Fall when the apples are abundant.  Try these with sweet and juicy Fuji apples too, I guaranteed you’re going to love it.


Last but not least, I’m submitting this to Kitchen PLAYThe US Apple Association is sponsoring a giveaway at Kitchen PLAY. Simply recreate any one recipe from this month’s Progressive Party, post about the experience on your blog and provide a link to your post on Kitchen PLAY to enter. All qualifying bloggers in each course will be entered to win $100 (6 prizes total). The deadline is September 30, 2011. Please review the complete contest rules before entering. Thanks Deanna from The Mommy Bowl for this fun snack idea! Good luck!

Apple Peanut Butter Disk A.K.A UFO: Printable Recipe
Makes 12

1 Granny Smith apple, thinly sliced and core removed
Juice of 1/2 lemon
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1/4 cup dried cranberries

Toss apple slices in lemon juice as soon as they are sliced and cored to prevent browning.  Top each slice with 2 teaspoons peanut butter and a few dried cranberries.  Enjoy.

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  1. That's a cute, healthy snack! Great idea!

  2. What a terrific, healthy snack idea! We often do celery and peanut butter, but apples are a terrific seasonal swap. Thanks for sharing.

  3. I absolutely love this idea! Peanut butter with apples, it sounds pretty good to me :) I love the cute small heart you cut into the middle of the apple slice - it makes it even more beautiful!

  4. Apples and peanut butter are a snack I love to eat. Such a great idea to add the dried cranberries on top as well. I missed the heart cutout. Thanks to Catalina catching that. So cute!

  5. Those are adorable! What a great idea. (I'm sadden at the idea of not allowing pb&j sandwiches at lunch. Those were so good in my lunches way back when.)

  6. my daughter loves apple and peanutbutter but she doesn't want the raisins or craisins..

  7. That's a very clever idea. I am sure my daughter will love it. Thanks for sharing, Amy.

  8. What a great idea, Amy. Looks so good too....Christine

  9. Great combo and looks so cute! This surely makes you son happier...

  10. Sounds like a perfect after school snack. Fun and loaded with protein and fiber.

  11. So glad you tried--and enjoyed--Deanna's recipe for this month's Progressive Party. It's a lot of fun to see so many kids getting in the kitchen to try these (and even help make them).

    Thanks for entering and good luck in the giveaway!

    Kitchen PLAY

  12. These are great for big kids, too. I love eating apples and peanut butter after a gym workout. It's so great at kick starting my energy again.

  13. cute! And I just learned to enjoy peanut butter on apple a while ago from a Foodbuzz friend. It sounds pretty weird at the beginning but nice.

  14. Simple and tasty! I love PB with apples too. Hope you will come back to Tuesday's tasty Tidbits this week.

  15. I was just talking about apple slices and peanut butter earlier today! This is a fun variation, that I'm sure will be a hit with my kids after school, thanks for the tip!

  16. Really neat variation on an old favorite! Perfect for a sweet after school treat