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I think preschool is raising Forrest’s expectations for home life a hair too high. When I read to him, he now expects all sorts of voices and accents and sound effects. When he colors, he is no longer satisfied with a blank sheet of paper and a stack of markers—he now expects letter-themed coloring pages and watercolor. And when it’s snack time, he acts like I’m being such a bore when I hand him an apple or a handful of crackers. Because of course, at preschool, they eat adorable snacks (the other day, he brought home a clear plastic glove filled with colorful crackers and popcorn to look like a turkey—it was absurdly cute).
Just imagine the surprise when I presented him with a fun!! snack the other day. I ought to be more careful—I could give him a heart attack with a shock like this. It was easy and quick and fun to put together, but a lot more exciting than our typical snacks.
We were at Walmart the other day when they were handing out samples of brand new (and super delicious!) Reese’s Spreads with delicious Jazz apples, and it took all of one bite to sell us on it. Less than one bite—I would have bought it without a sample, in all likelihood (but I’ll never say no to a friendly sample hander-outer). And it gave me the shocking idea you see here today—a snack that was actually fun and cute and preschool-worthy, if I may say so myself.
Build Your Own Apple Snack Bar
Reese’s Spreads (1 tablespoon per apple slice)
apples (I liked Granny Smith apples best—the tartness balanced out the sweet spread and toppings), core removed and cut into rings
sweetened coconut flakes
pecans (or other nuts)
Spread 1 tablespoon of Reese’s Spreads over each apple slice, and let the kids decorate and top their slice however they’d like. Forrest liked the one with just granola best, and my favorite was topped with coconut and chocolate chips.
If you are a fan of Reese’s and that perfect, heavenly combo of peanut butter and chocolate, get thee hence to Walmart and try out new Reese’s Spreads! You can find them in the peanut butter aisle, and it will take all your willpower not to open that jar up in the car on the way home and just scoop it out with your finger. I am really excited at the thought of spreading it on homemade waffles, or warming it up and drizzling it over vanilla ice cream. Holy snack time perfection.