Did you know you can cut an apple almost all the way through, pop out the core, let the flower petals fall open, then add a dollop of peanut butter and a few mini chocolate chips, to make a delicious and nutritious sunflower?

You can!



Isn’t that fun? It is a favourite around here, especially in Fall, when the Nova Scotian apples are at their absolute best. Delicious!

Easy, right?


You can use what you like best, of course, but I tend to use a Golden Delicious Apple, Natural Peanut Butter*, and gluten free mini chocolate chips. You only need a few chocolate chips. They are chocolate chips! They seem to have a magical power over kids. If they find 2 in a mini muffin they’re thrilled, so I just go with what I have worked so hard to achieve. Happiness!

So, what do you think? Do you think your kids would like to try a Sweet Sunflower Snack?

I am willing to bet they would.

What is your favourite snack food? Do your kids have special snacks after school?

Let’s talk about it! 

If you give this a try, I’d love to hear what you think.

Oh, just one more thing! I nearly forgot!!


It’s a teeny tiny Thing 2 enjoying a Sweet Sunflower Snack a few years ago! Aww! 

This small Corelle bowl might be the ideal serving dish for this snack. Notice how it helps the apple slices keep the flower shape, while containing the Peanut Butter? That’s better than the larger plate for presentation. (Though the larger plate was best for an after school snack with extra Things!) I also like the mix of white chocolate and dark chocolate chips here. It seems more flower-like, to me.

*Of course, if you have a peanut allergy you can use another nut butter or a soy butter in its place. Still yummy!

6 Comments on Sweet Sunflower Snacks (A Pictorial Snack Tutorial)

    • Oh my goodness! I love mine, too. Everything about it makes me happy. From the shade of green to the sharpness of its blades. Apples and Peanut Butter is a classic snack combination. Little bit of sweet, hit of protein, and the teeniest dose of fat to make it satisfying! Thank you for reading and commenting. 🙂

    • Well now you know! Yay! 😀 It’s still a popular snack ’round here believe it or not.

      Thank you for your comments! I have no idea how I missed them!

    • Peanut butter on toast is one of life’s great pleasures. Fact.

      Another fact … I have no idea how I missed these comments! Thank you so much for reading and commenting it really made my day – even a year and a half later! 😀

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