Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Better Than Caramel Apples!

Chilled Apple Slices with Peanut Butter Shell (gluten-free and sugar-free)

If you live in apple country, you're probably experiencing the same anxiety I feel as I see the apples dropping wasted to the ground.  Unfortunately, the fear of biting into a worm keeps most kids from biting into a homegrown apple.  

Here's a great apple snack that let's you slice up your homegrown apples (and slice out any unwanted spots or pests).  It takes advantage of the natural sweetness of fresh local apples and pairs it with the saltiness of peanut butter.

The hard coating makes it a great finger food snack. Be prepared to make to make seconds and thirds, as these healthy snacks disappear quickly.

This snack is so good, that, for those without an apple tree, rush to your farmers' market or apple stand and stock up while local apples are at their delicious peak.

Apple Slices with Peanut  Butter Hard Shell
Gluten-free and Sugar-free

100 grams Cocoa Butter
1/2  cup very chunky peanut butter
4 apples, sliced into wedges
Salt to taste

Melt the cocoa butter and peanut butter over in a double boiler over medium heat.  Stir occasionally to mix.  When thoroughly melted and blended, remove from heat and allow to cool  until it reaches the consistency of warm peanut butter.  Place apples into the sauce and stir to coat all sides.  Remove slices and place on a tray covered with wax paper or parchment paper.  Refrigerate until the coating hardens.  Serve.