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Heart Apple Chips for Valentine's Day

Daniel Hautzinger
Apple slices with the center cut out in a heart shape

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Heart Apple Chips

Healthy snacks are an important part of a balanced diet, and this recipe from PBS KIDS can help you incorporate them in a fun way. Daniel Tiger and his friends like to eat healthy snacks and you can too! Think about all of the ways that you can use apples to make a healthy snack. You can slice them, dip them, bake them, mash them into applesauce, and even make them into apple chips. Try this fun and healthy apple recipe that is perfect for Valentine's Day or any day.


Lemon juice (optional)


1. Preheat oven to 250 °F. Thinly slice apples (really thin, or you'll be cooking these for HOURS). Lay out your slices and put your kid to work with a heart-shaped cookie cutter to punch out the center of the slices. If there isn't too much core or seedy bits, the punched-out hearts can be baked, too!

2. Dip all the slices in some freshly squeezed lemon juice to prevent browning (optional).

3. Bake the apple slices on some parchment paper for an hour and 10 minutes. Some of the thicker slices might take a few minutes longer. Once they are lightly browned, pull them out of the oven and let cool. They'll crisp up in no time.