Thursday, September 29, 2011
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.
Seriously, these are all his favorite ingredients, all in one bite/slice. 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 PLAY. The 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
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.
This recipe is shared with:
Melt in Your Mouth Monday
Tuesday's Tasty Tidbits