Now that it’s “fall,” I find myself wanting apples and pie and all those delicious autumn treats, but I also want to stay healthy, so I have found some amazing recipes that I can’t wait to try!
First up is something I may be a little too excited to try… Caramel Apple Grapes. So basically it’s caramel grapes. To begin your journey to grapeness (see what I did there?) place soft caramels into a pot and melt until smooth. Next, wash and dry grapes, stick them with toothpicks and dip into the caramel. Now is where it gets “difficult” toppings. You can leave the grapes with just the caramel and let them dry, or you could add anything you’d like such as peanuts, craisins, coconut shreds, or anything else you’d like to try. Then enjoy your caramelly grapeness!
Next, a mix of chocolate and pomegranate seeds- Chocolate Pom Poms. All you need is dark chocolate chips(or semi-sweet) and pomegranate seeds. Line a mini muffin tin with liners, and add melted chocolate chips. Then, add pomegranate seeds about ¾ of the way full and then drizzle a bit more chocolate on top. Refrigerate or freeze, and then unwrap and eat. Tip: check out http://allrecipes.com/recipe/236212/homemade-melt-in-your-mouth-dark-chocolate-paleo/ for a healthier alternative to regular chocolate!
Thirdly, more apples. Peanut butter apple nachos. This is one of the easiest snacks ever, and delicious. Cut apples into spheres (or any shape you desire), drizzle on peanut butter (melt if needed), if you’d like you can just stop here, or you can add toppings! Maybe granola, cranberries/raisins, or anything else.
Okay, this next one is pretty amazing and I’m excited to try it. Pumpkin pie pumpkin seeds. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Microwave 2 Tablespoons butter until liquidy. Mix pumpkin seeds and butter, add brown sugar and pumpkin spice, then spread them out on a baking sheet until flat. Bake for about 30 minutes, let cool, and then eat some crispy goodness!
All of these recipes are great for taking to activities, picnics, soccer practice, school, and so much more! I hope y’all get to try some of these yummy fall treats and get a taste of the season!