Cinnamon Apples and Dip are a perfect Thanksgiving Snack

Cinnamon Apples and Dip

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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 served 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.

Cinnamon Apples and Dip by Jodie Fitz

1 Golden Delicious Apple
1 Gala Apple
½ 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®.

Wash, core & slice the apples. Place the apples in a large snap & seal storage bag. Add in the cinnamon, seal the bag & shake until the apples are coated with the cinnamon.

For a Thanksgiving twist (see the photo), 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.

Note: This recipe is great for a lunch box dessert alternative, after school snack or as a delicious Thanksgiving snack.

Cinnamon Apples and Dip

Cinnamon Apples and Dip
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 Golden Delicious Apple
  • 1 Gala Apple
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3 oz. Greek vanilla yogurt
  • 2 oz. Vanilla low-fat yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon caramel dip
  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter or WOWButter®

Instructions

Fold the yogurts together with the caramel dip & peanut butter or WOWButter®.

Wash, core & slice the apples. Place the apples in a large snap & seal storage bag. Add in the cinnamon, seal the bag & shake until the apples are coated with the cinnamon.

For a Thanksgiving twist (see the photo), 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.

Every recipe has lessons to share with our children.  This recipe, even as simple as it is teaches;

  • knife safety
  • measuring
  • folding
  • how to avoid browned apples
  • crafting with food

Cheers to Better Bites and Cinnamon Apples with Dip ! ~ Jodie

P.SWant more healthy food fun?

If you haven’t already, signed up for my brand new program coming out called Better Bites™ join us today!

Better Bites is all about the adventures of Recipe Girl and Teeny the tiny taste tester.  You can register your family, or school, for this adventurous food fun program as we increase our love for fruits and veggies in an innovative new program. 

Recipe Girls and Teeny will be teaming up and introducing their team of fruit and veggie friends starting very soon. They are also teaming up with a couple of friends who will encourage Better Sips™and Better Sips™ along the way.  I can’t wait for you to meet all of my new friends here at the site.

Here is the link to sign up for Better Bites.

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.  

apple pie parfait

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?

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21 Comments on “Cinnamon Apples and Dip are a perfect Thanksgiving Snack”

  1. What a fun Apple Dip, our kids will love helping with this and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you had a great week and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

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