Snack Time: Baked Apples
What you are looking at is a s’mores baked apple. There’s chocolate, graham cracker and marshmallow baked inside this delightful treat. As if that wasn’t good enough, we also made one with brown sugar, cinnamon and marshmallow. Now before you go off thinking this is an unhealthy snack, hear me out! It’s not THAT bad for a treat.
For the s’mores stuffed apple we used 1/2 a smore’s candy treat (about 35 calories) and one large marshmallow (22 calories) and a small apple (approx 55 calories). When you think about it 99 calories for a decadent after school snack is pretty awesome.
For the s’mores candy I used these brand new treats from Trader Joe’s. You could do the stuffing yourself with a graham cracker, chocolate chips and marshmallow.
We also stuffed another apple with cinnamon, brown sugar and a marshmallow on top. I really don’t know which one I liked better.
My kid was very into the stuffing process and very definitive about liking the cinnamon sugar one best. Now for the recipes…
Baked Apple Recipes
Prep Time: 10 mins Cooking Time: 45 mins
S’mores Baked Apple Ingredients:
1 granny smith or gala apple
1 s’mores treat (Available at Trader Joe’s) coarsely chopped
(alternatively use 1/2 graham cracker crumbled + 5 or 6 chocolate chips)
1 large marshmallow
Cinnamon Sugar Baked Apple Ingredients:
1 granny smith or gala apple
1 tablespoon brown sugar mixed with 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 large marshmallow
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Core apple leaving the bottom intact. Peel 1/3 of the skin from the top of the apple. Stuff one apple with the s’mores treat leaving room at the top to push a marshmallow in. Stuff one apple with cinnamon sugar leaving room at the top to push a marshmallow in. Push one marshmallow into each apple and place standing up in a small baking dish. Pour some water into the bottom of the baking dish (about 1/2 inch) and bake for 45 minutes or until apples are tender but not mushy. Split open and serve warm.
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posted by Rebecca // Sep 23rd, 2010 // Kid-tastic, Recipes, Snacks
32 Comments »
Love the idea. Cant wait to try it!
I was so excited to see what today’s snack would be and this blew my mind! I’m so glad I have all the ingredients, as I am going to make these asap.
I like this A LOT! The marshmallow won me over immediately!
I want to make this right now! Have to check out the new smores at tjs too.
We're going apple picking this weekend and I've been gathering recipes to help us put all those apples to good use– I think this one will be a winner!
We are getting a Trader Joe's soon! Can't wait to try this recipes with that candy!
I wish we had a Trader Joe's in Texas!!!
That looks really yummy.
Now this sounds yummy!
Excellent idea,thank you !
I am a faithful follower of your blog, and can’t wait to try this recipe. Apple crisp is a favorite in our house, so I know this one will be a huge hit. Your son reminds me a lot of my own 6-year-old because he too loves tattoos, and he loves to help me bake. We also have a newborn baby girl in our house, so I definitely appreciate that you are able to keep up your blog. I too have a blog dedicated to my son and our love of books, and actually did a post a few weeks ago that was inspired by cookingwithmykid. If you’re interested you can check it out here: http://marshmallowmondays.wordpress.com/2010/08/1... (I mention your blog at the end). Just wanted to let you know how much I love that you are another mom with a blog dedicated to the special way you bond with your son.
A S'mores baked apple sounds soooo good. What a great idea for a snack.
I'm going apple picking with my son and his preschool class tomorrow morning. Can you guess what we'll be making in the afternoon? This!
This looks wonderful. I can't wait to see how the kids like it.
Love your blog, and this looks very yummy. Can I plead with you to return to a full RSS feed instead of a preview feed? I understand why so many are doing this (greater click through rate), but it's hugely inconvenient for your readers. Please reconsider. Thanks
Hi! My one year old only has his two bottom teeth so we can't try a lot of your recipes YET but I read these all the time for when he gets bigger. Bravo! This sounds delicious!
This sounds delicious! I never thought about baking an apple. Apples are often too acidic for my stomach, but baking them would help! Thanks for the brilliant idea!
Sounds great, will this work with jarred marshmellow cream?
Excellent use of apples . I am a big kid when it comes to treats like these, so I will definitely be making both varieties of your baked apples this fall!
I would have never thought to put this together, but I like the idea. I've been trying to figure out new ways to use apples.
I used to make (microwaved) baked apples for myself after school when I was a kid. Always with brown sugar and raisins. But the brown sugar would inevitably fall out the bottom of the cored apple when cooked. I wonder if putting the marshmallow in the bottom would keep everything tucked inside?
This looks so yummy! My 5 year old would love it, gotta give it a try.
Very unique. I love baked apples and this sounds pretty interesting. I’ll have to give it a try.
I love it! What a great idea!
I love baked apples and had never even thought about these combinations!
Oh, I wish we had a Trader Joes near us. I miss it. But what a great snack idea for all the local apples we have!
looks yummy! I need to get some of that s'more candy from Trader Joes!
That. sounds. perfect. Dessert tonight!! Thank you!!
I have some Galas in the fridge, and caramel flavored Kraft marshmallows…. hmm…
And worth a try!
My DH does a version of this with bananas for our toddler.
We treat it like dessert instead of a snack but I think it should translate.
He adds butter to a pot and then slowly, over low heat cooks the banana. Sometimes he adds sugar, sometimes he adds rum. The banana turns into a soft, warm, carmelized pudding-y thing. I suppose it is a version of Bananas Foster. And if you start it when you start eating dinner, it's ready to go in time for dessert!
i've never seen those smashing smores…i'll have to look for them next time i'm at tjs!