Quick Apps and Football Snaps – Week 5: Chocolate Peanut Butter Applesnacks

It’s so nice when things are simple.

These Chocolate Peanut Butter Applesnacks are just that, with pure assembly required.

The secret is in picking the right apple. There are a lot of really great ones out there for snacking and, while I prefer Fuji, you may have your own preference. If you aren’t entirely sure, here’s a quick little guide to apple varieties:

 

Honeycrisp: Hence the name, this apple is very crisp and sweet like honey.

Cortland: Tart and crisp, these brown very slowly, as compared to other apples.

Empire: Sweet and crisp, these are firmer than most.

Golden Delicious: Just look at that name! How can you go wrong? These apples are most versatile, sweet and juicy, and good for everything from eating raw to baking.

McIntosh: If the Empire is too firm, try this softer apple that’s also sweet and juicy.

 

Week 5 (Oct. 2-Oct. 6): Chocolate Peanut Butter Applesnacks

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Knowledge while you nosh:

My boys are on a bye this week – that’s right, Miami’s not playing anyone, and neither are the Oakland Raiders.

However, you can look forward to a couple of great Sunday games: the Baltimore Ravens and the Indianapolis Colts at 1 p.m. on CBS and the Cincinatti Bengals and the New England Patriots at 8:30 on NBC. Monday night football goes to the Seattle Seahawks and the Washington Redskins.

 *Note that all times are EST and you may not be able to get certain games, depending on the area in which you live.

 

INGREDIENTS:

  • As many apples as you want to slice (if you have a fancy apple corer you’ll get 8 to 12 slices, depending on what type you have)
  • Peanut butter
  • Granola
  • Cinnamon
  • Chocolate syrup (optional)

 

DIRECTIONS:

Slice your apple into wedges. On each slice, spoon a bit of peanut butter, sprinkle on some cinnamon, sprinkle on granola and, if you’re using chocolate, dribble that on top.

And then eat it – it’s honestly that simple.

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