Fall is here and the apples are falling from the trees…
We love fall here in our house! This is the one time of year I enjoy cooking, it isn’t 100 degrees outside, there are an abundance of apples and it means the holidays are approaching.
I’ve gathered a few fun and easy recipes that you can do with your kids..
these are on our list of things to cook!
This fun Apple Bites Recipe (courtesy of http://familyfun.go.com/) is great for your kiddos to enjoy a healthy snack without all of the calories of the normal carb filled foods they all tend to gravitate towards.
This fun snack is just as great for the adult who likes a little humor in their food. It is an especially beneficial snack for dieters, due to its high fiber and protein content. Make it even more diet-friendly with the help of the Sensa weight loss system!
Ingredients Needed: Apples & Slivered Almonds
Just quarter and core an apple, cut a wedge from the skin side of each quarter, then press slivered almonds in place for teeth.
This one isn’t made OF apples, I couldn’t resist adding it! How cute are these Apple Cutout Sugar Cookies?!
(Recipe Courtesy of http://www.pillsbury.com/)
2 Tablespoons Red Decorator Sugar
1 Roll of Pillsbury Refrigerated Sugar Cookies
2 Tablespoons Mini Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips
Black String Licorice, cut into 1 inch pieces
– Heat oven to 350°F. Cut 17×12-inch piece of plastic wrap; place on work surface. Sprinkle red sugar evenly over plastic wrap. Roll cookie dough in sugar to coat. Wrap in plastic wrap; freeze 30 minutes.
– Remove half of dough from wrapper; freeze remaining dough until needed. Cut dough into 1/4-inch slices. On ungreased cookie sheets, place slices 2 inches apart. Place 3 chocolate chips in center of each slice to resemble seeds. To form slice shape, make 2 indentations on 2 opposite sides with fingers. Repeat with remaining half of dough.
– Bake 8 to 9 minutes or until unsugared edges are light golden brown. Insert 1 licorice piece on top of each cookie to resemble stem. Cool 2 minutes; remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks.
Candy Apples is always a hard one in our house with the food allergies.. this recipe I found looks to be safe for peanut allergies and a fun little twist on the classic Candy Apple!
(Courtesy of http://kidscooking.about.com/)
– 8-10 small Granny Smith Apples
– 2 Cups Brown Sugar
– 1 Cup Butter
– 1 Cup Corn Syrup
– 14 Oz. Can Sweetened Condensed Milk
– 2 Tsp. Vanilla
– 2 Cups Chocolate Chips or Chocolate Chunks
– 6 Graham Crackers, broken into small pieces
– 2 Cups miniature marshmallows, cut in half
– Wash and dry apples. With a paring knife, remove the stems of the apples, cutting into the apples just enough to break the skin. Insert craft sticks or lollipop sticks into the apples. Set aside.
– Spread out the chocolate chips, graham cracker pieces and marshmallows on small plates. Place the plates next to the stove.
– Line a baking sheet with waxed paper. Spray with cooking spray. Place next to the plates of chocolate chips, graham cracker pieces and marshmallows.
– Place brown sugar, butter, corn syrup and sweetened condensed milk into a 3-quart saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Cook until the caramel thickens and reaches 245 degrees, as measured by a candy thermometer. This will take anywhere from 15-30 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla.
– Dip apples into caramel, turning to coat. Allow excess caramel to drip off apples, then roll apples in chocolate chips, graham cracker pieces and marshmallows. Place on prepared baking sheet to cool. Transfer apples to the refrigerator to cool until set, about 10 minutes.