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Sunday, March 4, 2012

Apple Cartwheels: A healthy treat for all


This recipe can be found in the Taste of Home magazine, another of my favorite go-to places for recipes. This healthy snack is not only easy, but can also be made ahead and refrigerated for a quick snack. It's a sure family pleaser for all kids - big and small.

Miriam Miller of Thorp, Wisconsin stuffs apples with a yummy filling, then slices the fruit into rings to make eye-appealing after-school snacks. The filling is an irresistible combination of creamy peanut butter, sweet honey, miniature chocolate chips and raisins.


Photo by Taste of Home


Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons honey
  • 1/2 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons raisins
  • 4 medium unpeeled Red Delicious apples, cored

Directions

  • In a small bowl, combine peanut butter and honey; fold in chocolate chips and raisins.
  • Fill centers of apples with peanut butter mixture; refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Cut into 1/4-in. rings. Yield: about 2 dozen.

Nutritional Facts1 apple ring equals 50 calories, 3 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 13 mg sodium, 7 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein.
Originally published as Apple Cartwheels in Quick Cooking September/October 2001, p40

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