Fix Me A Snack

A blog created by a mom who got sick of feeding her kids crackers and ice cream

My oldest, who will pretty much eat anything, does not like nut butter of any kind (at the moment). It’s bizarre, but I let it slide since she is an open-minded eater (and, honestly, what choice do I have?). In this recipe, chocolate saves the day and makes the nut butter palatable.

I made some┬áchocolate sauce based on a recipe from The Fannie Farmer Cookbook awhile ago. I intended to buy some, but the ingredient lists at the store were a little too frightening.┬áChocolate syrup would work just as well and there are a couple brands with short and understandable ingredient lists at the health food store and Trader Joe’s.


1/3 cup unsalted nut butter (such as almond or peanut)
3 tablespoons chocolate sauce or chocolate syrup
Small pinch salt
Sliced apples for dipping

In a small mixing bowl, stir the nut butter, chocolate sauce, and salt together until the color is uniform. Serve with apples.

Yield: scant 1/2 cup
Prep time: 5 minutes

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  1. What a great idea! My son won’t touch nut butter either. I’m going to see if he’ll go for this.

  2. My younger son claims not to like peanut butter or chocolate (the latter would be more than fine with me!) but will happily eat the two together. Which might mean I can make those apple saucers in a way that *both* kids will enjoy… Love to see you made your own chocolate sauce; I was just looking up recipes this week to wean us off TJ’s syrup.

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