Monday, February 8, 2010

Apple Stacks

OK, so these were very tasty...but I would save the effort and just slice up the apples and serve with the dip on the side. Unless you want the cool presentation. I will be serving again soon, but will just do it the easy way.
The kids LOVED these! We liked them a lot too! :-)

I got this recipe from Paula Deen's Quick and Easy Meals, but changed it a bit to our liking...this is how I made it.

Apple Stacks

2 red delicious apples, cored and cut crosswise into 1/2-inch-thick slices
2 granny smith apples, cored and cut crosswise into 1/2-inch-thick slices
1 can lemon-lime soda
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup crunch peanut butter
1/2 cup honey (I omitted this - if you've ever seen our kids after eating honey you'd know why! - SUGAR SHOCK!)
3 Tbsp semi-sweet mini chocolate chips
1/2 cup rice crispy cereal

1. In a large bowl, combine apple slices and soda to prevent browning; set aside.
2. In a medium bowl, combine peanut butters and chocolate chips. Cook in microwave for approximately 30-45 seconds, or until chocolate is melted and you can mix it smooth. Add cereal and stir to combine.
3. Drain apple slices. Spread about 2 Tbsp peanut butter mixture onto bottom slice of granny smith apple. Top with red apple slice. Repeat layers with alternating apples and peanut butter mixture until a stacked "apple" is formed. Repeat procedure to make remaining apple stacks. Place a cinnamon stick in center for garnish, if desired.

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