The great thing about having a double boiler with a maximum capacity of one cup is that all our recipes must be made in small quantities. These quantities are sometimes perfect for a single serving ( the recipe for our S'mores Bar produces exactly one bar), but in most cases we choose to make many mini portions. Why? Cute food is fun! Not only are tiny desserts visually pleasing, but all of the flavors and textures are guaranteed to combine in a perfect bite! 
Today, we created a tiny dessert based on the classic mixture of peanut butter and apples.  Our bites have a peanut butter oatmeal base that is covered with spiced apple sauce, and topped with freshly sliced apples.  Each bite is basically a miniature peanut butter apple sandwich...except better. Enjoy!
INGREDIENTS (makes 6 bites):
Peanut Butter Oatmeal Base:
  • 1 packet instant oatmeal (f)
  • 1 tbsp almond flour 
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon 
  • 2 tbsp cinnamon granola
  • 2 tbsp peanut butter (f)
  • 1/2 tbsp (1 pat) butter (f)
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar (f)
  • 1 tbsp apple sauce (f)

Spiced Apple Sauce:
  • 1/4 cup apple sauce
  • pinch cinnamon

  • 1/2 small apple, sliced
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp brown sugar
  • Cinnamon granola (to sprinkle over tops)

  • Mix oatmeal, almond flour, cinnamon, and granola together
  • In double boiler, melt peanut butter and butter 
  • Remove from heat and stir in brown sugar and apple sauce
  • Add to dry ingredients and mix until combined
  • Divide mixture into 6 cupcake liners (doubled for integrity)
  • Press liners and bases into small dixie cups (to support sides)
  • Stir together apple sauce and cinnamon, and spoon on top of base
  • Toss apple slices with cinnamon and sugar
  • Layer apple slices over apple sauce
  • Sprinkle with granola
  • Let set in refrigerator for 1 hour
  • Remove from dixie cups, and enjoy!

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