Thursday, September 23, 2010

Apples, Apples, Apples

We are working on an apple theme this week for Tot School and I wanted to share a few of our fun activities! My initial plan was to make an apple tree with Maddie yesterday and then dip caramel apples while our paint was drying but then.....

I saw this FABULOUS idea at How Sweet It Is for apple nachos! There was an abrupt change of plans right then- we were scrapping the caramel apples for these fantastic apple nachos. Oh and they are amazing! When we lived in Washington we sampled some delicious caramel apples from the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory and I have to say these nachos are just as yummy! 

This time we drizzled our granny smith and honey crisp apples with caramel, chocolate and peanut butter. We then topped them off with some flaked coconut and sliced almonds.


These may be appearing in our home for a while now.... maybe some cinnamon, graham cracker crumbs, white chocolate, or marshmallows next time!

Of course we did get around to making an apple tree too! The plan was for Maddie to cut out the apple tree top but she had some difficulties cutting through the cardstock so I ended up taking over.

Maddie took care of painting two tree tops with green paint and a scrunched up piece of cellophane. Next up was using a brand new pencil eraser to make red apples on the tree.

We finished up with an toilet paper roll and a glue stick. Adorable!


Anonymous said...

ahh I love those apple nachos!!! Must make some of these ASAP!! oo love honey crips apples!!!

Michelle said...

Apple nachos sound really good. We just made an apple tree like that a few weeks ago too. It is a great fall decoration!!

Suzanne said...

Oh, Honey Crips are the BEST. Bishop Orchards sometimes has Honey Crip cider and it's the absolute most delicious cider ever.

Those nachos are a very timely idea - we did a "quick" trip to PYO at Holmberg's today and came home with enough apples for four pies plus a batch of sauce with plenty left over for something else.