Apple Slices with Peanut Butter

This “recipe” couldn’t be simpler: it’s simply apple slices with peanut butter and a few yummy toppings! Think of it as a weird and wonderful pizza-style snack-making activity, using apples, nut butter, fruit and nuts instead of bread, tomato sauce and cheese!

This recipe is perfect for allowing children to enjoy getting to know and experiment with new flavours and textures, as well as making the most of freshly picked fruit.

Here’s how to make apple slices with peanut butter.

Ingredients

2 tbsp peanut butter
2 apples cored and cut into 5mm (¼in) slices
1 handful raspberries halved
2 bananas thinly sliced
2 tbsp runny honey
2 tbsp mixed nuts seeds or raisins, as desired

Equipment

Measuring spoons
Kitchen knife
Chopping board
Apple corer
Spoon
Small mixing bowl

Instructions

Spread a little peanut butter onto one side of each apple ring.

Arrange them on a platter or board.

Set out the topping ingredients in small bowls on the table.

Allow everyone to top their own slices, encouraging them to make patterns and faces while experimenting with ingredients they’ve never tried before.

Drizzle with honey, if you like.

If the self-topping approach proves to be a hit, try introducing “topping stations” to other mealtimes. A selection of fruit with the morning porridge, perhaps? Have fun!

BY EMILY LEARY. PUBLISHED MAY 21, 2020