This Peanut Butter and Granola Candy Apples recipe was developed for Collective Bias and BJ's Wholesale. Mama Loves Food has been compensated for the time and work. All opinions and recipes are mine alone. #FueledByGranola #CollectiveBias
My kids are total apple-aholics, so when we saw candied apples in the store recently they were all jaws agape and eyes like saucers. Spoiler alert: I didn't buy them. But I did say we could make our own healthier version at home! Our Peanut Butter and Granola Candy Apples were a little messy to eat - next time I will use smaller apples, but they were absolutely delicious and a huge hit with the kids.
I loved the crunch from the granola and the flavors worked perfectly together. For an even easier version you could cut apples into wedges and dip one half in peanut butter then granola. Wouldn't have quite the same novelty, but would be a bit neater. I'm glad we made these though, my kids had fun helping me put them together and thought it was a total treat to eat. Even though they're foods we have in the house all the time, it was a special way to have them.
Peanut Butter and Granola "Candy" Apples, Ingredients:
- Apples (smaller work better)
- Peanut butter
- optional: caramel sauce
Peanut Butter and Granola "Candy Apples, Directions:
- Remove the apple stems and push a stick in its place. I used plastic drink stirrers, but popsicle sticks or skewers would work as well.
- Coat apples in a thin layer of peanut butter, then roll in granola. Place on tray and if you're going to drizzle with caramel sauce, do so now.
- Serve immediately and ENJOY!
We used Bear Naked's new fall flavor, Sea Salt Caramel Apple Granola, for our "candied" apples. It's available at BJ's Wholesale Clubs and is really delicious. The flavor is a uniquely sweet and savory combination and we like it as a snack and also with milk like a cereal. And, of course, on apples!
Right now there's a coupon available at the front of BJ's Wholesale Club for $2 off your purchase of Bear Naked Granola, and it can be used alongside the $2 off iBotta coupon, for a total of $4 off your purchase! The ibotta app on your phone gives rebates for items you purchase! You can sample the Sea Salt Caramel flavor at chain-wide in store demos on September 5th, where they will also be offering the $2 off coupons.