Friday, October 22, 2010

Apple Stacks

I would normally be rejoicing with the masses about today being Friday.  However, today it is a bitter sweet statement.  T-minus-3 days until the move!  Today is the big, final push to get everything else packed.  My goal is to have Saturday and Sunday be dedicated to breaking down furniture and getting EVERYTHING downstairs and by the doors so Monday morning, it is simply a matter of loading the truck.  I have stayed on task following my list pretty good so far.  Did I mention that I am a Virgo??  Lists are my friends, lol!  However, today is the packing day I have been dreading....closets.  UGH!  We have a Harry Potter like closet under the stairs that has become the black hole for random crap that you have no idea what to do with.  Everything from our drum set for Guitar Hero World Tour, to the crystals we mined on our trip to Asheville, the "craft box", to my Dad's old trumpet.
Enough about moving!  I just felt the need to be a tad longer in my story since this "recipe" I am sharing today is silly short.
I saw this recipe on the Earth Fare website and thought it was insanely adorable.  Simple and a perfect afternoon snack.  If you aren't into the whole peanut butter and apple combo, you could always use caramel apple dip as well.  The toppings are completely versatile so use what ever you like!

Ingredients:
  • 2 different colored apples, cored and cut into 3/4" slices
  • fresh lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup peanut butter or almond butter
  • 2 tbsp of each topping: trail mix, raisins, banana slices, granola, cereal, etc.  I used raisins, chocolate Cheerios, and chocolate covered sunflower seeds 
  • Pretzel rod

Core the apples and cut into 3/4" slices and sprinkle with lemon juice. (The lemon juice will prevent the apples from turning brown).
Spread the peanut butter onto each slice, covering the white part.
After all slices are covered with peanut butter, take bottom slice and sprinkle with desired topping. Take the next apple slice and stack it on top. Make sure you are alternating apple colors. Sprinkle this slice with another topping. The idea is to create layers of apple slices with toppings in between so they stack on top of one another.
Once you stack all layers on top of one another, the stacked slices will create a whole apple, like when you started.
Take a small amount of peanut butter and fill the middle part where the stem used to be.
Insert pretzel rod into the middle hole. This will create your new "stem".
Enjoy!

This recipe has been linked at:
Frou Frou Decor
Tidy Mom
Simply Sweet Home
Mommy's Kitchen

9 comments:

  1. Oh my 5 year old would be heaven with this! Thank you! I'm going to make it for her this weekend!

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  2. This is seriously one of the BEST Fall snacks I have seen in a long time! :-)

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  3. Great idea! Way to think outside the box! La

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  4. chocolate cheerios?!? I've never seen those before but ummm YUM! Peanut butter and apples is a go to snack for us, so the kids would be totally blown away by the awesome presentation!!! Can't wait to try this...will be looking for chocolate cheerios!

    here from tidymom, have a super weekend!

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  5. I LOVE this! I've seen chocolate Cheerios, but now I'll have a reason to buy them! What a fun healthy snack!

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  6. These look so neat! With all those goodies wedged in between the apples they must taste so good.

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  7. How unique! What a fun and festive idea!

    Thanks for linking up for Friday Favorites!

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