Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Apple Nachos!

Dora and I have been in a Mother / Child book club for about four years. (Theo joins in from time to time, but he's got such a backlog of books that he's into right now, it's harder for him to keep up.) The kids take turns choosing books and then host a discussion, which usually includes some kind of themed craft, activity, and snack. Last month's book was the first in the Merits of Mischief series: The Bad Apple. Appropriately, we decided to make these "bad" apples to serve as the snack. My aunt told me that she had made apple nachos after seeing them on Pinterest. I followed her secret to keeping sliced apples from turning brown (soak them in Sprite!) and covered them with lots of bad stuff ... melted marshmallow (which was really sticky and stringy and very cheese-like), melted peanut butter, caramel sauce, mini chocolate chips, and a sprinkle of graham cracker crumbs. 

These were very messy but very fun to eat! And you could top them with anything ... nuts, raisins (bleck), sprinkles ... the possibilities are endless! It's been my new favorite dessert/snack ... it's much better to put caramel and chocolate chips on apple slices than ice cream, right? 

(BTW, the book? Not my favorite, but Dora really enjoyed it - after reading the library's copy, she bought it for herself - and is looking forward to book two, especially since it ended on a giant cliffhanger!)

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