Snack Time: Baked Apples

by Rebecca Sep 23rd, 2010 // Kid-tastic, Recipes, Snacks

Snack Time: Baked Apples

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.

Snack Time: Baked Apples

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.

Snack Time: Baked Apples

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.

Snack Time: Baked Apples

We also stuffed another apple with cinnamon, brown sugar and a marshmallow on top. I really don’t know which one I liked better.

Snack Time: Baked Apples

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.

Snack Time: Baked Apples

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41 Comments on “Snack Time: Baked Apples”

  1. 1.) jessica
    September 23rd, 2010

    great idea!

  2. 2.) Meera
    September 23rd, 2010

    Love the idea. Cant wait to try it!

  3. 3.) Macki
    September 23rd, 2010

    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.

  4. 4.) Kara
    September 23rd, 2010

    I like this A LOT! The marshmallow won me over immediately!

  5. 5.) Miranda
    September 23rd, 2010

    I want to make this right now! Have to check out the new smores at tjs too.

  6. 6.) Michaela
    September 23rd, 2010

    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!

  7. 7.) Cara
    September 23rd, 2010

    We are getting a Trader Joe's soon! Can't wait to try this recipes with that candy!

  8. 8.) Bianca
    September 23rd, 2010

    I wish we had a Trader Joe's in Texas!!!

  9. 9.) Christie
    September 23rd, 2010

    Now this sounds yummy!

  10. 10.) Mariela Constantine
    September 23rd, 2010

    Excellent idea,thank you !

  11. 11.) Bridgit
    September 23rd, 2010

    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.

  12. 12.) sheriece
    September 23rd, 2010

    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

  13. 13.) christine
    September 23rd, 2010

    That looks really yummy.

  14. 14.) Becky Lynn
    September 23rd, 2010

    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!

  15. 15.) Lisa
    September 23rd, 2010

    A S'mores baked apple sounds soooo good. What a great idea for a snack.

  16. 16.) tryityoumightlikeit
    September 23rd, 2010

    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.

  17. 17.) Mandy S.
    September 23rd, 2010

    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!

  18. 18.) Lauren
    September 24th, 2010

    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!

  19. 19.) marisa
    September 24th, 2010

    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?

  20. 20.) Dina
    September 24th, 2010

    This looks so yummy! My 5 year old would love it, gotta give it a try.

  21. 21.) Amanda
    September 24th, 2010

    Very unique. I love baked apples and this sounds pretty interesting. I'll have to give it a try.

  22. 22.) Blair
    September 24th, 2010

    I love baked apples and had never even thought about these combinations!

  23. 23.) Susan
    September 24th, 2010

    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!

  24. 24.) Maya
    September 24th, 2010

    Sounds great, will this work with jarred marshmellow cream?

  25. 25.) Janet
    September 24th, 2010

    looks yummy! I need to get some of that s'more candy from Trader Joes!

  26. 26.) OK Chick
    September 24th, 2010

    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.

  27. 27.) Susie D.
    September 24th, 2010

    I have some Galas in the fridge, and caramel flavored Kraft marshmallows…. hmm…

  28. 28.) Margaret
    September 24th, 2010

    Yum!
    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!

  29. 29.) Pretty. Good. Food.
    September 24th, 2010

    I love it! What a great idea! :)

  30. 30.) ds8607a
    September 24th, 2010

    That. sounds. perfect. Dessert tonight!! Thank you!!

  31. 31.) Kelley
    September 25th, 2010

    YUM!!

  32. 32.) girlrobot
    September 25th, 2010

    i've never seen those smashing smores…i'll have to look for them next time i'm at tjs!

  33. 33.) Karen
    September 27th, 2010

    This is definitely apple weather so what great timing for this recipe. Yum!

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    October 2nd, 2010

    We made baked apples yesterday! YUMMY! I think I'm going to add this one to my list of super easy coffee hour snacks. (I guess I'll put it in the kids stuff section too.) Now off to roast some chickpeas=)

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