It’s almost Spring Break…and that could mean a couple things. Your kids are about to be home 24/7 and want to eat all of the things, you are going to be on the road, or your kids are going to want some fun snacks for camps. Either way, Spring Break around here means these growing kids want and need more food. Juicy Juice sponsored this post and tasked me with coming up with a great recipe sure to please the kids. This chocolate hummus apple ring snack doesn’t disappoint and pairs well with Juicy Juice fruit punch.
We were originally thinking of doing this snack with different nut butter options; sun butter, almond butter, peanut butter, etc. These would all make for a great snack and you could still use the idea here. However, the 10 year old and I spotted some dark chocolate hummus at the store and decided to go that direction instead. (Since then, we’ve made our own dark chocolate dessert hummus at a fraction of the cost! Grab the recipe here.)
Chocolate Hummus Apple Ring Snack Ingredients
So we gathered our tasty apple (this one is an “envy apple” and they are pretty amazing), our chocolate hummus, some paleo granola, dried cranberries and some toasted hemp hearts. Of course, you could grab many other toppings here, too like some cinnamon, other nuts, chia seeds, flax seeds, raisins or more.
Slicing the apples
When you slice the apple, you’ll want to make sure the slices are hearty enough to withhold some toppings and being bitten into without tumbling. We got about 5-6 slices out of a fairly average-sized apple. And you know, take note of the star of seeds in the middle.
Coring the apple
We used the end of an icing piping tip to take the core out of the apple. If you put it on straight to the apple, you won’t be able to get it in. But, if you got at an angle and sort of move it in a circular motion, the core comes right out.
Spread that hummus
Try to resist eating the dark chocolate hummus off a spoon or knife and instead spread it on your apple ring. Get a nice layer of it on there, around 0.5-1 Tablespoons. The kids liked doing the spreading because they got to lick their fingers.
Once the rings were all ready with their hummus, I called the rest of the kids in to put their toppings of choice on their chocolate hummus apple rings.
You can check out how to make your own dark chocolate dessert hummus!
They did not disappoint in their topping choices and spreading. I was happy to see them trying the hemp hearts, too. I think that they liked that they look like sprinkles.
The 7 year old chose granola and dried cranberries and the combination of the crunch with the sweet and slightly salty was amazing.
My favorite was all three of them piled on top!
Before finishing, make sure to stop and take a selfie with the kiddos!
Let the kiddos make their favorite chocolate hummus apple ring snack or two with their own toppings and let them sip on their Juicy Juice! Hopefully, this makes your snack time a little more fun, tasty and enjoyable!
Now, go get to snacking!
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Slice your apple into 5-6 full sized-apple rounds (thick).
Using a piping tip, cut out the inside core of each slice; start at an angle and swirl.
Spread 0.5 Tablespoon of dark chocolate hummus (found in the grocery deli) on each apple slice.
Top each slice with desired toppings and enjoy!
Nutrition Information:Yield: 3 Serving Size: 2 slices with 1T hummus (no toppings)
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 116 Total Fat: 4.6g Trans Fat: 0g Carbohydrates: 15.8g Fiber: 1.7g Protein: 1.2g