I’m not sure I have shared my love of snacks and side dishes on this blog yet, but damn….do I love me some snacks. I feel pretty confident with my creative and healthy snack-making ability so I wanted to share one with you. I have a GREAT snack recipe today that’s good for everyone in the family.
It’s got all the tastes and textures of the best stress-busting comfort foods, but it’s also healthy.
And once you get the basics of it down, you can come up with your own favorite variations.
Here’s an interesting fact about green apples – researchers at the ‘Smell and Taste Treatment and Research Foundation’ found in a study that the scent helped some people experience less migraine pain. Pretty cool, right?
Like I said, these little apple “pizzas” contain a mix of amazing tastes and textures: they are crunchy, creamy, salty and sweet, because dark chocolate. Everything is better with dark chocolate, let’s be honest.
Since we are all about relieving stress this month, I thought it would be a good recipe to share with you. BECAUSE DARK CHOCOLATE RELIEVES STRESS! lol. But that’s not all….
I like something crunchy when I’m feeling stressed, but I know a lot of people enjoy creamy foods! Voila! This one delivers on both.
If you have an adventurous palate, you can turn this into a gourmet treat with a drizzle of chocolate (or fruity!) balsamic vinegar, which you can find at many gourmet and food specialty shops (and also on Amazon).
Peanut Butter & Apple Pizza
Serving size: 1-2 rounds
- 1 apple, sliced into ¼-inch rounds, seeds removed (for a total of 6 rounds)
- 6 tbsp natural peanut butter
- 6 tsp dark chocolate mini chips (or your favorite chip)
- 6 tsp chopped & salted roasted nuts
- 1-2 tsp honey (optional)
Slice the apples crosswise to form the base of your “pizza.” You should have 6 rounds. Spread each round with 1 tbsp of peanut butter and sprinkle with 1 tsp each of mini chips and nuts, and an optional 1⁄2 tsp of honey for extra sweetness.
Taking the time to assemble this treat makes it even more special!
Hope you enjoy it!
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