It’s still August, but it always starts to feel like fall to me when the kids go back to school. Maybe it’s because we never went back until after Labor Day when I was a kid? The end of August is also when we start to see apples on sale at the produce stores, so when we have time on these busy afternoons I love to use apples in healthier homemade after-school snacks.
Baked apple chips are always a family favorite, but on a still-hot August day when you don’t want to leave the oven running for so long, why not give these easy four ingredient after school apple snacks a try?
Mr. 9 also appreciates peanut butter in his after school snacks, because he always needs a bit of protein to help fill him up. (His lunch room is peanut free, so we save it for home!) Yesterday after school, for instance, we scratched up this easy, affordable, and filling frugal homemade snack using some super cheap Braeburn apples and peanut butter I picked up on sale. No baking required!
Four Ingredient After School Apple Snacks
Apples (tarter is better for this one)
Slice apples, discarding seeds & core. Spread peanut butter on the center of each apple slice, leaving the edges clear for easier eating. Crush walnuts and add on top of peanut butter, then sprinkle with cinnamon.
Sweet tart creamy crunchy goodness
I know, right? It’s less a recipe than a quick suggestion, but this easy after school snack is affordable, tasty, kid friendly, and filling — plus, you got your protein, and you got your fruit, so what’s not to like. (You could easily make it healthier by using natural no-sugar-added peanut butter or homemade peanut butter instead of the Peter Pan, too, but I just used what we had on hand.)
Peanut allergy? Simply substitute sunflower butter or almond butter. Mr. 9 had fun making these with me, too, and they’re an easy five-minute alternative to processed prepackaged snacks.
Guess which one of these apple slices the boy helped add cinnamon to? 😉
Four Ingredient After School Apple Snacks, printable recipe
After School Apple Snacks
- Apples tarter is better for this one
- Peanut butter
- Slice apples, discarding seeds & core.
- Spread peanut butter on the center of each apple slice, leaving the edges clear for easier eating.
- Crush walnuts and add on top of peanut butter, then sprinkle with cinnamon.