Peanut Butter Apple Slices – Cooking with Kids Recipe

Peanut Butter Apple Slices - by Little Spoons and SpiceCrisp apple, creamy peanut butter and a hint of chocolate… yumm!!  These three ingredients married together make a delicious and nutritious combination.

Here’s a secret about these peanut butter apple slices… they’re magic!  How, you ask?… well, when the kids see the ingredients, they instantly turn into the best-behaved little angels.  I told you…. magic!

Prep time is quick and easy. It’s a go-to-snack that everyone loves.  And it’s a refreshingly nutritious snack that’s commonly mistaken for a dessert!

OK, let’s start assembling.  Here’s a list of supplies you’ll need:

Peanut Butter Apple Slices - by Little Spoons and Spice

AGE APPROPRIATE COOKING TASKS

Every child’s ability varies depending on maturity or cognitive and physical ability.  Parents need to use their own discretion when assigning tasks.  These are general guidelines for the Peanut Butter Apple Slices.

Younger than 3 years old

  • Name and count ingredients with child
  • Add chocolate chips, candy pieces or sprinkles

3 – 5 years old

  • All of the younger tasks
  • Help spread peanut butter on top of apple

6 – 7 years old

  • All of the younger tasks

8 – 9 years old

  • All of the younger tasks

10 – 12 years old

  • All of the younger tasks
  • Use a regular knife, with parent supervision, to slice apple

Peanut Butter Apple Slices - by Little Spoons and SpiceFRIENDLY REMINDERS:

  • Wash everyone’s hands!
  • Clean all work surfaces before starting.
  • It is okay for your kitchen to get a little messy.
  • Keep in mind that your child is learning, so patience is key!

Peanut Butter Apple Slices - by Little Spoons and Spice

Peanut Butter Apple Slices

Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Servings: 4 slices
Calories: 24kcal
Author: Stacey Weichelt, RDN, CD

Ingredients

  • 1 large apple
  • 3 Tablespoons natural peanut butter or other variety of nut/seed butter
  • 1 teaspoon mini chocolate chips or candy pieces

Instructions

  • Slice apple into 4 slices, not counting the top and bottom ends. Remove the center core with a knife, spoon or a melon baller, which is what I use.
  • Spread peanut butter evenly onto all apple slices.
  • Sprinkle with chocolate chips, candy pieces or even sprinkles.

Notes

If you have difficulties spreading the peanut butter, try using a paper towel and dab the apple slices to remove any extra moisture. This helps the peanut butter stick to the apple.

 

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