apple peanut butter crunch rings

Apple Peanut Butter Crunch Rings Recipe

By Dana Angelo White, R.D.N.
October 12, 2023

Craving a crunchy snack? This three-ingredient no-cook recipe is healthy and delicious. Crisp apples, creamy peanut butter, and a sprinkle of granola create a hunger-fighting combo. Plus, it’s easy to prepare.

In addition to satisfying texture and flavor, this simple snack offers protein and healthy fat to keep you strong during pregnancy and aid healthy fetal growth. It also has fiber, which can help your digestion. Whip up a batch after dinner or bring some along on busy days to satisfy sweet cravings without spiking blood sugar.

Tip: When shopping for granola, look for a brand with lower amounts of added sugar—the apples provide plenty of natural sweetness.

This recipe is: vegetarian, dairy free

Start to finish: 5 minutes

Serves 4


  • 2 large apples (Fuji or Gala varieties recommended)*
  • ½ cup peanut butter*
  • ¼ cup granola*

Cut apples horizontally into ½-inch slices. You should get about 6 slices per apple.

Use a small ring mold or cookie cutter to punch out the core from the center of each apple slice, making rings. (If you have an apple corer, you can core the apples first and then slice them into rings.)

Spread peanut butter on each apple ring and sprinkle with granola. Transfer to a plate or platter, serve, and enjoy.

Nutrition per serving: 312 calories; 17 g fat (2g saturated); 0 mg cholesterol; 166 mg sodium; 30 g carbohydrate; 5 g fiber; 19 g sugar (4 g added sugar); 9 g protein.

Price per serving: About 85 cents

*WIC-eligible ingredient

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