Dumbo’s Peanut Butter Stuffed Caramel Apples

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Creating the menu for our Walt Disney’s Dumbo screening was a lot of fun. For dessert we decided on caramel apples. But with a twist. Now, everyone knows caramel apples can be huge; the apple looks like it was raised on as steady diet of growth hormones, and when you add a thick coat of caramel what you get is an unwieldy, messy proposition. Not to mention who finishes their caramel apple? Our twist? Slice the apples in half, remove the core, replace core with peanut butter and then apply a caramel drizzle. This spin on a classic dessert is satisfying, decadent and a bit healthier with the added protein. The kids will love it and guess what, no mess!

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What you need:

Peanut Butter Stuffed Caramel Apples:

2 lunchbox size granny smith apple
4 tablespoons of all natural, no sugar added peanut butter
4 lollipop sticks

Caramel sauce:

1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup agave nectar
1 tablespoon butter
1/4 tablespoons fat free evaporated milk
1 teaspoon vanilla

In a saucepan, combine the brown sugar, agave nectar, butter and milk and heat over medium low. Gently stir for about 5 minutes or until sauce begins to thicken. Add the vanilla and cook for another minute, then turn off the heat and allow to cool and thicken.

Cut the apples in half and using a melon baler, remove the seeds to form a half circle well. Push a lollipop stick in to the end, fill the well with 1 tablespoon of peanut butter and drizzle with 1 teaspoon of caramel sauce.

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This recipe was inspired by the video for Dumbo’s Peanut Butter and Jelly Popcorn Balls from Disney’s new series Dishes Inspired by Disney. Check out the video below:

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For the full recipe for Peanut Butter and Jelly Popcorn Balls, visit Spoonful!

 

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