These Chocolate PB Cereal Crusted Apples are a sweet fall treat for the whole family. This wholesome, easy to make snack is low in sugar and so versatile too!
Disclosure: I was compensated to serve as co-host of the Share and Inspire event at General Mills. I was not asked to write nor was I compensated to write this post. As always, all opinions are my own.
As a lifelong cereal fan, visiting General Mills headquarters is a dream come true. I was lucky enough to attend the Share and Inspire event at the Bell Institute for Health, Nutrition and Food Safety in the Spring of 2016 and had the good fortune of returning to co-host this incredible event a few weeks ago.
Everything about General Mills is impressive with their gorgeous facilities, amazing personnel and their commitment to sustainability and nutrition. For all the details about General Mills, Betty Crocker, Cheerios and more, please check out my blog post from 2016, “Cheerios and Betty Crocker Tidbits Revealed”
While the entire experience was enlightening and exciting, by far the most personally fulfilling part was the cooking competition held in the Betty Crocker kitchen. We were challenged to think outside the cereal box and create “Cereal Nachos” with a simple recipe as a guideline and we choose the varieties of cereal and all the toppings.
My brain immediately thought of apple nachos, so I decided to create these Cereal Crusted Apples two ways. I sliced the apples, rolled them in sweetened Greek yogurt and then in crushed Cinnamon Toast Crunch and Reeces Puffs. I baked them for a few minutes to crisp up and drizzled them with caramel or chocolate sauce.
While I didn’t win the competition, I had a blast and went home with the desire to recreate this yummy treat for you. Since Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheerios were in my pantry, that’s what I used as my cereal crust. These are so easy and super kid friendly! Use any cereal, any flavor yogurt and any topping you choose. What a terrific way to enjoy apples with the kids!
These Chocolate PB Cereal Crusted Apples are a sweet fall treat for the whole family. This wholesome, easy to make snack is low in sugar and so versatile too! Click To Tweet
- 2 small apples like Granny Smith, honey crisp, gala, Autumn Glory or Fuji, about 4 ounces each
- 1/4 cup lower sugar vanilla Greek yogurt
- 1 cup Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheerios
- cooking spray
- Line a baking sheet with foil, spray well with cooking spray and set aside.
- Preheat oven to 400F.
- Core and slice the apples into 8 slices each.
- Place the Cheerios into a zipper bag and roll with a rolling pin or tap with the back of a spoon until broken up but not completely crushed.
- One at a time, lightly brush the yogurt onto an apple slice with a pastry/rubber brush, roll it into the cereal and place on the baking sheet. You will have yogurt leftover.
- Repeat for each slice. Spray the tops with more cooking spray.
- Bake for 5 minutes.
- Remove from oven and let cool for a few minutes, serve immediately.
Optional: drizzle with peanut butter or chocolate syrup.
Nutrition Facts per serving (4 slices) 68 calories, 0g fat, 0mg cholesterol, 47mg sodium, 14 grams carbohydrate, 2g fiber, 8g sugar, 1g protein
I was very impressed by the culinary prowess of my esteemed RD colleagues! Thanks for adding to the fun; Melissa Joy Dobbins, Jill Weisenberger, Elana Natker, Manuel Villacorta, Samantha Heller, and Julie Harrington. And congrats to Jill and Samantha for winning first place and most creative!
What are your favorite General Mills cereals? Do you have any fun and creative ways where you think outside the cereal box? Please share in the comments below: