Apples on sticks! We all love the classic caramel apples, right? I created my own version of a yummy coated apple with peanut butter and butterscotch. My recipe for Peanut Butter Butterscotched Apple Bunnies is delicious, fun, and easy to eat. This apple bunny is great for a spring snack or an Easter treat.
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How To Make Bunny Apples 🙂
Have you seen the tool that peels, cores, and spiral cuts apples? It is an awesome tool! I love because it creates a fun spiral cut to an apple. Trust me, kids love eating apples cut this way so the tool will get used. (see below for a link)
To make the apple bunnies, first I spiral cut the apple using the tool. Next dip it in the melted mixture, insert craft sticks for the dual function of bunny ears and to act as a handle. I add a face to the bunny for the final step using chocolate chips, slivered almonds, and a yogurt covered raisin.
For two more additional recipes see the end of this post under recipe notes. I have included a recipe for chocolate peanut butter covered bunnies and a peanut free white chip recipe as well.
The Apple Tool
This tool can be found online at Walmart. However, I recently saw this tool on sale at a local Walmart for only $5.00. Search online for this apple spiral slicer tool. I did a Google search and found there are many different models and brands online to choose from with varying prices.
I haven’t mastered the use of the tool yet as sometimes parts of the peel remain as shown in the above picture. But other times the whole apple is completely peeled. One method I use to ensure a peel-free apple is to simply peel the apple first with a regular hand held peeler before spiral cutting it. I have used a hand held peeler to remove some remaining peel after the spiral cut, it’s just harder to do. The spiral cut of the apple makes it easier to eat than when a whole apple is used as in a caramel apple. However, I have successfully made this recipe both with whole apples and spiral cut apples, so the tool is not absolutely necessary. (scroll down to see a full view of the tool)
Kids Will Love these Bunny Apples, & Mom’s will too
My kids are in love with these bunny apples for several reasons. They are fun and delicious, plus easy to eat and hold. The kids love the end because there is a yummy treat from the cored out space of hardened peanut butter and butterscotch mixture left on the sticks.
I love this recipe not only because the apples are so tasty, but also because the kids are eating healthy foods like an apple and peanut butter. I enjoy making holiday themed recipes for my family because it is enjoyable to all and a great way to build family tradition.
Although any type of apple will work, I choose to use Honeycrisp apples for three reasons:
- Honeycrisp apples are crisp and delicious. My family’s favorite apple is honeycrisp.
- They are slow to brown giving me time to work making these bunnies.
- They were developed in my home state at the University of Minnesota (yay!).
Ingredients & Kitchen Tools needed
- 6 Honeycrisp Apples
- 2 cups Butterscotch chips
- 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 12 Jumbo craft sticks
- 1 Tablespoon slivered almonds
- 1 Tablespoon milk chocolate chips
- 6 yogurt raisins (alteratives include white chips or mini marshmellows)
- Apple spiral slicer tool
- You may need an apple peeler and corer
- large spoon
- microwavable bowl
- measuring cups and spoons
This is an original idea and recipe by Julie Hoag. Copyright ©2017 Julie Hoag. All Rights Reserved.