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My kids love apples. In fact, they would easily eat multiple whole apples a day if I let them, which sometimes I do! If I happen to find a great deal at the store on Honeycrisp or Pink Lady apples (our favorites!) I will buy a bunch. I’m always worried I bought too many, but it usually ends up being not enough! I remember my oldest daughter, Lula loving to eat whole apples when she was just a toddler. She would walk around holding onto the fruit with her tiny hands, taking little bites. Needless to say, we like our apples around here!
I wanted to come up with an easy appetizer or snack idea for the Christmas season that wasn’t candy or sweets. So, I came up with these super easy apple granola bites. This is so kid friendly but adults will love them too. The addition of sea salt makes them just a little more sophisticated but still yummy enough for a 4 year old to devour.
When I was thinking about creating an kid friendly apple snack, I thought that using Quaker® Simply Granola Oats, Honey & Almonds would be a great way to sneak in some whole grains (34 grams!) and it would make this recipe even more filling and hearty. So, I hopped over to Walmart to grab some from the cereal aisle.
Here’s what you will need for the entire recipe:
- Quaker® Simply Granola Oats, Honey & Almonds (28 oz)
- Peanut Butter
- Chocolate Hazelnut Spread
- Sea Salt
First you will want to cut your apples into quarters.
Next, smear on about 1/2 tablespoon of peanut butter or the hazelnut spread. And sprinkle on some sea salt.
Top with the Quaker® Simply Granola Oats, Honey & Almonds
And display on a pretty tray!
If they are going to be sitting out for awhile, you may want to put some lemon juice on the apples first before assembling them.
These are seriously so good! The hint of sea salt adds just the right amount of salty touch to round it all out. And the Quaker® Simply Granola adds a satisfying crunch!
I hope you will try these for your next holiday gathering or maybe just an afternoon snack!
For another great holiday treat, try out my funfetti hot chocolate recipe!