Delicious and Fun: Try These Tasty Apple Sandwiches!

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Are you ready to try a simple and easy snack? Look no further than apple sandwiches – a scrumptious treat that's perfect for kids and adults alike! In this blog post, we'll guide you through an easy and creative recipe that allows you to customize your apple sandwiches with various nut butters and dried fruits. Get ready to bite into a burst of flavors with these delightful apple sandwiches!

Makes: 2 Servings

Prep: 10 minutes

  • 1 medium apple- WIC Approved Item
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter- WIC Approved Item
  • 1 tablespoon raisins
  1. Clean and wash your hands with soap and water. It's important to maintain good hygiene in the kitchen.
  2. Start by preparing the apple. Cut the apple in half from the stem down and place each half cut-side down on a cutting board. Slice each half into 6 half-round slices and cut out the core. 
  3. Spread 1/2 teaspoon of peanut butter on one side of each apple slice. The peanut butter adds a creamy and nutty flavor that pairs perfectly with the sweetness of the apple.
  4. Put 4 to 6 raisins on top of the peanut butter on one apple slice. The raisins add a chewy texture and a touch of natural sweetness.
  5. Top the raisin-covered apple slice with another apple slice, peanut-butter side down. Gently squeeze the two slices together to create your apple sandwich. The peanut butter acts as the glue that holds the sandwich together.
  6. Continue making apple sandwiches with the remaining apple slices. Feel free to get creative and try different combinations of nut butters and dried fruits for each sandwich.
  • For some extra flavor and crunch, sprinkle the peanut butter with grated carrot, chopped nuts, seeds, or granola instead of, or along with, the raisins. This adds a delightful twist to your apple sandwiches.
  • Don't limit yourself to just peanut butter! Try other nut or seed butters, such as almond, hazelnut, or sunflower seed. Each one will offer a unique taste experience.
  • If you want to switch up the dried fruit, use other pieces like cherries or cranberries. These add a burst of tangy sweetness to your apple sandwiches.
Why We Love Apple Sandwiches:
  1. Healthy and Nutritious: Apples are packed with vitamins, fiber, and antioxidants that support overall health. By using apples as the base of our sandwich, we're providing essential nutrients to our bodies in a delicious and fun way.
  2. Versatile and Creative: The beauty of apple sandwiches lies in their versatility. You can mix and match different nut butters and dried fruits to create a variety of flavor combinations. Let your imagination run wild and experiment with your favorite ingredients.
  3. Easy and Quick: Apple sandwiches are a breeze to make! With just a few simple steps, you can have a tasty and satisfying snack ready in no time. It's a perfect option for busy days or when you need a quick energy boost.
  4. Fun to Eat: There's something special about eating a sandwich made from slices of fresh, crisp apple. The combination of textures and flavors creates a delightful eating experience that will put a smile on your face.

Apple sandwiches are a delicious and nutritious treat that allows you to explore a world of flavors and textures. With a variety of nut butters and dried fruits to choose from, you can personalize your apple sandwiches to suit your taste buds. So, gather your ingredients, wash those hands, and enjoy the delightful experience of biting into a homemade apple sandwich.

Recipe adapted from MyPlate Kitchen 

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