Yall know Donuts are my love language! And if you didn’t know well now you know! We have had quite a few donuts over this quarantine time, I also purchased a donut pan and made some at home. I will eventually share more once I perfect them! I’m going, to be honest, these extra quarantine pounds have me reevaluating life! When the lockdown started almost 12 weeks ago, we had ALL OF THE SNACKS (you know my family loves a good snack)!! We were living our best snack lives! Then we all started to feel sluggish!
Well without stepping on a scale Darrick and I both knew what that meant! We had gained some weight! I think it was a combination of eating our feelings because of the unknown. In my husband’s case, he had just had surgery so what else is there to do besides watch movies, snacks, and sleep! We started changing things up about two weeks into the quarantine. It’s easy to pack on the pounds but it’s hard to get them off. We notice the kids were sluggish too. One day while riding around we found a farmers market that had an awesome array of fruits, veggies, and prices, we quickly stocked up on fruit and veggies!
Each morning we would fill up on fruit before getting our day started and it helped because now our bodies are craving the fruit instead of the carb-loaded meals that we were eating for breakfast!
The fruit was good for a while but we soon found ourselves wanting something sweet. This is probably due to the natural sweetness of the fruit, we craved chocolate. So while my Apple Bar isn’t super healthy, its healthier than making cake or brownies.
One day I cut up apples and cheese, which is an old snack I used to love while in preschool. Well, my children are no longer preschoolers, but they almost ate up my snack, so I had the idea to create a small apple donut bar for them. This way they could have a snack, and sit there and occupy themselves with toppings while eating it!
Snack Attack: Apple “Donut” Bar
An Apple “Donut” Bar is probably the easiest snack that you will make for your children or family. We enjoyed this snack once we created it.
- 4 Apples (Cored and Sliced)
- Peanut Butter
- Melted Chocolate
- Chia Seeds
- Hemp Seeds
- Chocolate Chips
- Cut apples in circles and core out the middle
- Spread chocolate/Peanut butter on the apple
- Sprinkle with toppings and enjoy!!!
Creating an Apple Donut Bar is probably the easiest snack you can make for your family! As long as you have apples and a few toppings readily available you can literally make this with anything, you don’t necessarily have to follow the recipe I provided. The next time I create this I will definitely add cheese, possibly sprinkles, and maybe some cinnamon based cereal! I don’t want to overload it the recipe with sugar but I think adding a few more fun toppings would definitely add to the fun of creating an Apple Donut Bar.