Children of the '90s will immediately recognize this hilarious after-school snack: Apple slices and mini marshmallows are held together with nut butter to make a vampire-inspired grin that walks the line of treat and snack.
I personally remember fumbling through making these when I was a latch-key kid, but now that I'm making them for my own little monsters I've discovered the super-simple secret that makes this snack even easier.
Not to nerd out too much on the origins of this holiday treat, but apples were involved in the Celtic origins of Halloween — all the way back in the Roman occupation. People have been eating apples in fall celebrations for a long time (whether or not they were complaining about not getting Snickers instead).
Most '90s kids have Interview with a Vampire to thank for this more modern take on an apple treat. From Family Circle to modern Pinterest boards, it's one of the classics. Where there are apples and mini marshmallows, there's a fanged treat.
The Secret to Easier Apple Dracula Teeth
Have you recently tried spreading even soft, creamy peanut butter on cold, juicy apple slices? There's lots of slipping and sliding and sticky fingers. Pro tip: Scoop the peanut butter into a zip-top bag and pipe the peanut butter onto the slices and you have an easy treat that even your toddler can help create.
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Dracula Teeth Snack
Makes 6 snacks
Prep time: 25 minutes
creamy peanut butter
Slice the apple into 12 (1/2-inch-thick) wedges. Scoop the peanut butter into a small zip-top bag and snip off the end to make a piping bag. Pipe the peanut butter along the peel of each apple wedge.
Arrange 5 to 6 mini marshmallows on the peanut butter on 6 of the apple wedges to create the teeth. Top each set of “teeth” with a second apple. Add the almonds to resemble fangs. Serve immediately.