Having an arsenal of easy snacks is a must for a busy household. When the day is full of activity and extra time is scarce, having a snack recipe that will please all age groups is gold. Try out some simple apple and pear snacks with some of our favorite apple and pear varieties! Check out these varieties and snacks below!
Rave® Apples – this sweet-tart Honeycrisp successor is the perfect snacking apple as it tastes best fresh! Keep it out of the oven, but pair with some cheese or a delicious nut butter for the ultimate power snack!
Bartlett Pears – A Bartlett pears is a classic, bell-shaped pear that is full of sweet, juicy goodness. You can snack with these or use in a heated application. Whether you are making pear chips or dipping in some caramel, you can’t go wrong with Bartlett Pears!
Lil Snappers® Kid Size Fruit – Have you picked up a bag of Lil Snappers® kid-size apples or pears yet? Not only is this the perfect kid-size snack, but each bag contains enough fruit to feed two kids a piece of fruit in their lunch for a week! This fruit fits well in small hands and reduces food waste because it’s perfectly portioned for kid-sized tummies!
Apple Grape & Cheese Kabobs
Your Supplies: Wooden or Metal Skewers, apple cubes, whole grapes, and cheese cubes
Directions: To assemble, gently slide on an apple cube, a grape and a cheese cube. Repeat until the skewer is full. Continue to assemble until you have enough.
Cinnamon Apple & Pear Chips
Your Supplies: 1-2 Apples, 1-2 Pears, cinnamon, sea salt
Directions: Preheat oven to 225 degrees Fahrenheit. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Leave the skin (that’s where all the nutrients are) but remove the seeds from both apples and pears and cut into 1/8 inch thick slices. Lay onto the sheets (without touching) and sprinkle with cinnamon and sea salt. Bake for 1 hour, flipping and baking for an additional hour for a total of two hours. Remove from the oven, let cool. Store in an airtight container for a week.
Apple Or Pear Cinnamon Yogurt Parfait
Your Supplies: 2 apples or 2 pears, ¼ cup of sugar, ½ tsp of cinnamon, plain or vanilla yogurt.
Directions: In a small saucepan, add the peeled and chopped apples or pears, sugar, and cinnamon. Bring to a low simmer and cook until the fruit is soft. You may need to add a bit of water if the fruit is looking too dry. Remove from the stove and let cool. Serve over yogurt. Store in the fridge for up to a week.
Nut Butter Apple Slices With Assorted Toppings
Your Supplies: 2 apples, nut butter (cashew, almond, sunflower, or peanut), toppings (almonds, cashews, walnuts, granola, raisins, dried cranberries, coconut, chocolate chips)
Directions: Remove seeds from the apple. Slice it into ¼ inch thick rounds. Spread a tbsp of nut butter onto each slice. Decorate with favorite toppings.
Caramel Dip With Apple Slices
Your Supplies: 2 apples or 2 pears, store-bought, or homemade caramel dip
Directions: Cut the apples or pears into wedges. Dip in caramel dip. Enjoy!