My cinnamon and apples and dip are perfect for a healthy Thanksgiving Snack. The kids can turn this simple recipe into a food turkey for festive fun. It’s a delicious snack the whole family will enjoy.
Cinnamon Apples and Dip are a perfect Thanksgiving Snack
I absolutely love cinnamon apples! It’s the way I eat my apples; always. I love the bite sized pieces and how the cinnamon helps to bring out the natural sweetness in the apple slices. YUM, I am salivating for some right now.
Cinnamon apples are often one of my emergency travel foods to have when I go to events, run errands or just to have for any time of the day. They’re a perfect snack to make and drop in my bag when I’m on the run.
Cinnamon apples is often what I packed in my children’s lunch boxes. It was easy, healthy and delicious. They were my way of avoiding browned apples in the lunchbox. And, you can prep them the night before (yay, time saved in the morning).
I often serve cinnamon apples with a side dip when packing them in the lunchbox. Although they are great all by themselves, when served with a dip I refer to them as a ‘dessert swap and trade’. The combo is delicious and sweet like dessert, but more nutritious than cookies, brownies and the like.
We have numerous ‘go-to’ dips, but I’m sharing my Peanut Caramel Yogurt Dip in this post and I’m sharing it with the intent of an easy Thanksgiving snack. I love how simple it is to share, because making it is quick and easy. Who doesn’t love quick and easy?
This recipe combo can be made ahead of time so that you can pull it out for a tasty treat and make entertaining easy for Thanksgiving. Who doesn’t want easy entertaining?
Put the dip in a bowl, surround it with the cinnamon apples to serve as feathers and turn this combo into a fruity turkey and a festive share for Thanksgiving yum fun. It’s a snack everyone will enjoy and remember.
Here is a printable recipe for you;
- 1 Golden Delicious Apple
- 1 Gala Apple
- ¾ teaspoon cinnamon
- 3 oz. Greek vanilla yogurt
- 2 oz. vanilla low-fat yogurt
- 1 tablespoon caramel dip
- 1 tablespoon peanut butter or WOWButter®
Fold the yogurts together with the caramel dip, peanut butter (or WOWButter®) and ½ teaspoon of cinnamon.
Wash, core & slice the apples. Place the apples in a large snap & seal storage bag. Add in a few shakes of the cinnamon approximately a ¼ teaspoon, seal the bag & shake until the apples are coated with the cinnamon.
Serve the apples with the dip!
For a Thanksgiving twist place the dip into a small bowl. Use either chocolate chips or raisins to serve as eyes on the dip & cut a small piece of apple to serve as a turkey beak. Place the cinnamon covered apples around the dip bowl, on a larger plate to serve as turkey feathers alternating the colors of the apples.
WOWButter® is a peanut free, tree nut free, gluten free peanut butter alternative that can be located in the allergy friendly aisle in your Price Chopper and Market 32 Supermarkets.
Snack, snack, snacking? This recipe is great to pack in the lunchbox or to serve as an afterschool snack. The cinnamon apples help to avoid the brown apple blah.
Storage? You can keep cinnamon apples in a snap and seal storage bag in the refrigerator for several days. And, the dip can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days – 7 days.
Kiddos in the Kitchen: Every recipe has lessons to share with our children. This recipe, even as simple as it is, teaches some of the following concepts:
- Cutting and Knife safety
- Measuring Ingredients
- Avoiding browned apples
- Food storage
- Crafting with food
Want more apple yum?
Maybe, just maybe, you will want to try my homemade apple pie parfaits? They are deliciously easy and yes, they are another recipe that I have made and put in the lunchbox.
This recipe is a fantastic combination of crunchiness, creaminess and sweetness. And yes, it’s super simple to make. I love that food does not have to be complicated to be yummy and memorable.
Grab my Homemade Apple Pie Parfait recipe here.
I typically make a batch and put them in bell jars in the fridge for the kids to take on the run.
Here is a little extra Apple fun. Did you know…
- the science of apples is called pomology?
- the apple tree is from the rose family?
- it take approximately 36 apples to create 1 gallon of cider?
- apples are fat-free, sodium-free and cholesterol-free?
- there are over 8,000 varieties of apples?
- in 1730, the first apple nursery was opened in Flushing, New York?