For those of you who crave a bit of sweetness after dinner, these chocolate & peanut butter apples make the perfect treat!
The apple peels and the oats in this recipe will nourish your body with heart-healthy soluble fibers, which will help you to feel full faster, and for a longer time after you finish eating!
Also, soluble fibers have the capability to reduce the absorption of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol in your body (LDL / “bad” cholesterol), which can help to reduce your risk for cardiovascular disease.
*Other good sources of soluble fiber include beans, lentils, some grains / cereals, fruits, and vegetables!* Be sure to include plenty of whole grains and other fiber sources in your diet to keep your digestive track healthy!
Ingredients (Yields 8 apple wedges):
- 1 medium apple, cored and sliced into 8 pieces
- (about) 4 tsp rolled oats
- (about) 4 tsp creamy peanut butter
- (about) 4 tsp. chocolate sauce (I used the Santa Cruz organic chocolate sauce)
- Carefully use a paring knife to slice the apple into 8 wedges, and to remove the core pieces from each wedge.
- Next, measure out about 1/2 tsp. of peanut butter per apple wedge, and smooth the peanut butter over the surface of the apple wedge using a silicon spatula.
- Then sprinkle about 1/2 tsp. of rolled oats onto each peanut-butter filled apple wedge.
- Finally, carefully drizzle about 1/2 to 1 tsp. of chocolate sauce across each apple wedge, in waves.
Hint: For the most accurate drizzling results, you may consider piping the chocolate sauce over the apples wedges. You can pipe the chocolate sauce easily at home by transferring the sauce into a small ziplock sandwich bag with a small slit cut into the corner of the plastic bag.
-If you don’t have any sandwich bags at home, just do the best you can by pouring the chocolate sauce over one corner of the apple wedge, and use a knife to spread it across the apple. That is what I did here! It may not be as pretty, but it still tastes just as good!
Nutrition Facts per 4 apple wedges:
(8 wedges total per recipe)
Total Fat: 5 g
Saturated Fat: 1 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 2 g
Polyunsaturated Fat: 1 g
Trans Fat: 0 g
Sodium: 5 mg
Potassium: 169 mg
Total Carbohydrates: 23 g
Dietary Fiber: 4 g
Sugars: 16 g
Protein: 3 g
Vitamin A: 1% DV
Vitamin C: 10% DV
Calcium: 2% DV
Iron: 5% DV