When my children come home from school they are super hungry. The kind of hunger that makes you think that they haven’t eaten a bite all day! I guess it’s safe to say that they are working hard at school and burning lots of calories while they’re at it! This apple crunch snack for kids is perfect for after school.
I’m fortunate enough to be home when they arrive home from school each day. It’s because of that, I look for opportunities to provide them with nutritious, fun, after school snacks just like this Apple Crunch Snack!
You’re going to love it too as it’s simple to make and only requires a couple of ingredients! So grab a few apples, a creamy base and some crunchy toppings and get ready to surprise your hard working children when they come home from school!
I’m especially fond of this after school snack because it’s also perfect for my food allergy kiddo! We used the following gluten free, nut free and egg free products. Feel free to substitute any of these for your kid’s favorites!
- Apple slices
- Gluten-free Chocolate Crispy Rice Cereal
- Chocolate Chips
- Gluten-free Pretzels
- Creamy SoyNut Butter
Once you’ve washed and dried your apples, grab a cutting board and knife. Slice the apples so that you have a flat surface to spread your creamy topping onto.
Spread the creamy topping onto your apple slices.
Prepare your toppings. Using your cutting board, spread out a pile of pretzels. Grab a glass bowl or cup and use the bottom of it to crush up the pretzels into bits.
Tip: Place crunchy toppings into small bowls with a spoon for easy serving.
My children had fun adding their toppings to their liking. I was surprised to see that my boys had one favorite topping and my daughter liked all toppings mixed together. That was my personal favorite too! There’s something super delicious about mixing salty and sweet flavors into one bite!
This after school Apple Crunch Snack for kids is a great way to get their little bodies fueled up to finish out the tasks of the rest of the day! You’ll just love to see the smiles on their faces when they see what you have planned for the next after school snack!
Written by About a Mom contributor, Mandy Mae. Mandy is a wife, mother, teacher, and frugal-DIY-enthusiast. Hoping to inspire mothers to take action in making a positive influence in the lives of their children with simple DIY, crafting, thrifting, and teaching projects. You can see more from Mandy Mae on her blog MissMaesDays.com.
Barbara Montag says
What a great snack idea – thanks!
Thanks, Barbara! Enjoy!
what a wonderful idea, and they look tasty, too, that they will be gobbled up! I want to try it! Won’t ruin their appetite for dinner, but will hit the spot!
Thanks for reading, Rosie! Yes, it will be a hit with the kiddos for sure! Enjoy!
I love this snack idea. Looks so yummy
Julie Wood says
This is a fun and yummy snack idea for my kids to make! I like that the kids can make funny faces!
Terry Poage says
This is a good idea. I have never thought to put peanut butter on top of an apple.
Elle Tucker says
Very cute! Peanut butter on apple wedges is a favorite snack here but getting the kids involved with fun food play is a whole other level of good snacking, 😀
These are great ideas. My daughter eats apples but I always have to pair it with something.
Sara Zielinski says
This looks like an awesome snack.