Apples, Apples and More Apples!

It's apple picking season and that means it's yummy food and snack season with all things apple! We love going apple picking (we are going next week!) and so I thought it would be great to share with you a few easy recipes and a craft idea that you can do with apples.

My usual go to recipe with apples is my famous apple crisp. I will be sharing that on the blog soon...don't you worry! :) The first recipe I enjoy making is a healthy and quick after school snack or a great protein pick me up.  The other is great for a gathering or a function is our go to around here. 

This quick and easy (and healthy!) snack is great for an after school snack idea that the kids can help with. 

 

Here's what you will need:

  • apples (whatever kind you choose!)
  • peanut butter or almond butter
  • oats

Core out the middle of the apple. Then slick the apple in slices. Spread the nut butter onto one of the slices and sprinkle oats.  Put another apple slice on top and that makes an easy apple protein sandwich!

The second recipe is one that I make for functions, get together and parties all of the time! It's a family favourite and it always disappears fast! 

 

Here's what you will need:

  • Apples (we prefer the granny smith kind since the dip is so sweet)
  • Cream cheese
  • Apple Caramel Dip
  • Skor bards (or whatever favourite chocolate bar you prefer)

Spread the cream cheese over a plate. Then pour the caramel sauce all over the cream cheese. Hammer the skor bar into small bits and sprinkle over top of the caramel and cream cheese mixture. Cut up the apples and serve. YUM! 

Last year we had a few extra apples left over and so we decided to cut the apple in half and do a painting with them. It was a blast! It taught colours, what an apple looks like inside, the seeds and how apples grow and shapes and patterns.

 

Here's what you will need:

  • Apples
  • Popsicle Sticks
  • Paint
  • Paper

Cut the apple in half and stick a popsicle stick in it.

 

Paint the apple or dip the apple in the paint. Stamp it on the paper. I tried to teach my son about patterns and colours.

 

He loved doing this - particularly discovering about the apple and being creative!