Do you love donuts, but hate to look like you love donuts? I’ve got the perfect recipe for you! These healthified “apple donuts” may taste like a guilty treat, but they’re simply fresh apple slices topped with a little sweetened up peanut butter and dark chocolate. Add some sprinkles, gluten-free cookie crumbs, nuts, or toasted coconut for an extra kick.
This sweet treat is both parent and kid-approved. Watch the video below as my kids and I whip up a batch:
- 2 Large apples
- 1/2 Cup natural peanut butter
- 2 Tablespoons maple syrup
- Pinch of salt
- 1 Pack high-quality dark chocolate chips
- Cookie crumbs, sprinkles, nuts, or toasted coconut, for topping
Cut apples into 1/4" rounds.
Using a biscuit cutter, cut each apple round into a perfectly-shaped circle.
Using a small round cookie cutter, cut the center out of each apple round. This will leave you with a donut shape. Set apple slices aside.
Mix together peanut butter, maple syrup, and salt.
Using your hands, mound about a teaspoon of the sweetened up peanut butter mixture onto each apple slice. Set aside.
Melt one bag of dark chocolate chips in a double boiler and then dip each peanut butter-coated apple round in the chocolate.
Before the chocolate hardens, add desired toppings.
Lay each apple donut on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet and refrigerate to set.