Apple Snacksters with Honey & Peanut Butter

YIELD: 4 servings

INGREDIENTS

3/4 cup chunky peanut butter
1/3 cup honey
4 large Granny Smith or Red Delicious apples stems removed
4 small sprigs fresh mint optional
Cold water
An adult to help with slicing the apples

DIRECTIONS

1. In a small bowl, mix peanut butter and honey together until well blended. Set aside.2. Fill a large bowl with cold water and stir in lemon juice. Set aside.3. For each apple, choose a type of Snackster below and follow the steps. You might want to ask an adult to help cut up the apples.To Make a Snackster Stacker1. Use an apple corer to remove the center of the apple, making a hollow space from stem end through the bottom.2. With a sharp knife, cut apple crosswise into 4 thick slices.3. Dip apple slices in lemon water and gently pat dry with paper towels.4. Starting with the bottom piece, use a butter knife to spread the peanut butter mixture on the cut sides of each slice and gently press them together to reassemble the apple.5. To make a stem, top apple with a mint sprig.To Make a Snackster Dipper1. With a sharp knife, cut each apple in half from stem end to bottom.2. Cut each half into 4 to 6 wedges. With knife or melon ballet remove apple core from each wedge.3. Dip wedges in lemon water and gently pat dry with paper towels.4. Spoon the peanut butter mixture into a small bowl and surround with apple wedges for dipping.