Contributed by: NAPSA
(NAPSA) - Healthy snacks that taste delicious and are easy to make get high grades from both parents and kids.
Providing apple juice and apple sauce lets parents help their children get two out of the five daily servings of fruits and vegetables. Either a six-ounce serving of 100 percent apple juice or a four-ounce serving of apple sauce equals one fruit serving, according to the USDA.
Here are three snacks that rate an "A"...for apple.
Apple Gelatin Squares
Always a favorite with kids, these cinnamon-flavored gelatin squares make great snackin' anytime.
Spray 9-inch pan with non-stick cooking spray.
In medium saucepan, heat apple sauce and candies over low heat until candies dissolve.
Stir in gelatins. Add cold water and lemon juice.
Pour into prepared pan. Refrigerate until firm. Cut into 32 squares.
Makes 32 Squares
A smooth refreshing treat
Combine all ingredients in a blender until smooth and pour into a 16-oz. glass. Garnish with an apple slice.
Makes 1 Drink
Granola Apple Cookies
Store these wholesome cookies in an airtight container to retain their soft, chewy texture.
In a large bowl, combine brown sugar, margarine, egg, apple sauce and vanilla; beat well. Stir in remaining ingredients; mix well. Refrigerate 1 to 2 hours for ease of handling.
Heat oven to 375 F. Grease cookie sheets. Drop dough by teaspoonfuls 2 inches apart onto prepared cookie sheets. Bake at 375 F for 11 to 13 minutes, or until edges are light golden brown. Immediately remove from cookie sheets.
Makes 5 Dozen
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