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Rockit™ Apple Nachos – 3 Ways!

Recipe by: Megan Brown, Baker Mama Satisfy your sweet tooth with these fun and yummy Apple Nachos made three ways! They’re so easy to make and taste so great for a snack or dessert that everyone will enjoy! How great are these apple “nachos”? They’re made with our...

Recipe by: Megan Brown, Baker Mama

Satisfy your sweet tooth with these fun and yummy Apple Nachos made three ways! They’re so easy to make and taste so great for a snack or dessert that everyone will enjoy!

How great are these apple “nachos”? They’re made with our favorite Rockit Apples and are so perfect for a satisfying sweet treat that’s healthier and doesn’t require any baking or cooking. Everyone loves them!

Rockit™ apples are so great for making these apple nachos with because they’re small and crisp. When sliced, they make for the perfect one-bite nacho. And they have the most delicious natural sweetness that compliments the toppings so well.

Get the kids involved in the fun by letting them drizzle and sprinkle. They’ll love it and be even more excited to dig into them.

You can enjoy them right away while the sauces are still a little warm on the cold, crisp apples. Or you can place them in the refrigerator and serve them later. They taste just as great, and really refreshing, when they’re extra cold straight from the refrigerator.

I hope y’all love these apple nachos as much as we do! They’re so great for a quick snack or treat that the whole family will love!

If you do make them, be sure to tag me @thebakermama and @RockitAppleUSA so we can see!  I love seeing how inspired and creative y’all get with the recipes I share.

INGREDIENTS

  • Rockit™ apples, sliced thin
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter, slightly melted
  • 1/4 cup chocolate sauce, slightly melted
  • 1/4 cup caramel sauce, slightly melted
  • 2 tablespoons mini chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons chopped peanuts
  • 2 tablespoons slightly melted white chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons mini M&M’s chocolate candies
  • 2 tablespoons chopped pecans
  • 2 tablespoons chocolate toffee bits

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. On a platter or sheet pan, arrange the apple slices in a long pile.
  2. Drizzle the melted peanut butter on a third of the pile, the melted chocolate sauce on another third of the pile and the melted caramel on the last third of the pile.
  3. Sprinkle the peanut butter drizzled apple slices with the chopped peanuts and mini chocolate chips. Drizzle the melted white chocolate chips over the chocolate sauce covered apple slices and then sprinkle with the mini M&M’s candies. Sprinkle the caramel drizzled apples with the chopped pecans and toffee bits.
  4. Serve and enjoy!

How to Upcycle Your Rockit™ Shuttle

Once you have reached the bottom of your Rockit™ Shuttle, don’t toss it into the recycle bin just yet. We have some ideas on how to keep your home organized using our Rockit™ Apple Shuttle. Call it spring cleaning, tidying up, or decluttering; everybody could...

Once you have reached the bottom of your Rockit™ Shuttle, don’t toss it into the recycle bin just yet. We have some ideas on how to keep your home organized using our Rockit™ Apple Shuttle. Call it spring cleaning, tidying up, or decluttering; everybody could benefit from a little time spent getting life in order.

Kitchen

The kitchen is full of loose odds and ends that take up valuable space on our counters or in our kitchen’s cupboards and drawers. Use our Rockit™ Shuttle for storing everything from napkins, Mason jar lids, cleaning supplies or all the little do-dads that end up in the “junk” drawer. Not only can using the Shuttle free up drawer space but it makes it easier to transport to the dinner table or wherever you need items to go.

Bathroom

Some products seem to find a permanent home in the back of our medicine cabinets or linen closets. Using our Rockit™ to store similar items together means you will be able to keep your products organized and visible.

Craft Supplies

Most homes only have a small space in the hall closet where crafts supplies live. Organizing them in tubs makes for easy access as well as fast cleanup. Add labels on the front with masking tape so the kids can find what they need without rifling through bins.

Tools

Tools often find their way into the far reaches of the garage. Help your “home-fixer” out by creating an orderly system for their tools and supplies. It might even motivate them to get more projects done around the house!

Stay tuned for more ways to use your empty Rockit™ Shuttle in our upcoming months. Tell us what ideas you have come up with, share it on your social media and tag us. We would love to know!

Make This Year a ROCKIT™ Year

The new Rockit™ apple is known as the world’s first miniature apple. Although they are small, they deliver big on flavor and nutrition. Here is why you will want to keep a bucket of these little gems on hand all year round: They are convenient...

The new Rockit™ apple is known as the world’s first miniature apple. Although they are small, they deliver big on flavor and nutrition. Here is why you will want to keep a bucket of these little gems on hand all year round:

  • They are convenient to take along. These little sweet treats come in handy tubes or buckets so they are easy to tuck into your gym bag, work tote, or family picnic basket. Having healthy snacks on hand makes it easier to stay on track with your health goals and avoid buying junk food when you are hungry on the run.
  • Kids love them! Although Rockit™ apples are good for everyone, they are the perfect size for little hands and can be finished in a few bites. No more half-eaten apples in between the couch cushions!
  • Lower in calories. Weighing in at around 60 calories per apple, Rockits™ make the perfect low-calorie, high-energy snack for adults and kids alike. Each apple has perfectly built-in portion control!
  • 10% more fiber than an average apple. Why do we need fiber? Fiber keeps our digestive track operating smoothly, and help us maintain a healthy weight. It also plays a key role in lowering our risk of diabetes, heart disease and some types of cancer. Apples are considered soluble fiber which can help lower blood cholesterol and glucose levels.

Pick up a bucket of Rockits™ for your family and see why we can’t get enough of these sweet and crunchy little apples!

How to Re-purpose a Food Container as a Mini Greenhouse

Sponsored content from Holly Homer from the Kids Activities Blog While we are all still trying to avoid leaving the house as much as possible, I am still having to buy groceries. During my last grocery run I picked up Rockit apples for the kids to...

Sponsored content from Holly Homer from the Kids Activities Blog

While we are all still trying to avoid leaving the house as much as possible, I am still having to buy groceries. During my last grocery run I picked up Rockit apples for the kids to enjoy as snacks between meals. I don’t know about you, but having the kids home all day every day means they are eating everything in sight.

The new Rockit™ apple is known as the world’s first miniature apple. They might be pocket-sized, but they are crisp and sweet and are a great source of Vitamin C and fiber. They are also lower in calories, with only 60 calories per apple.

My son loves them. There were a few years when he couldn’t eat apples due to digestive issues and we recently discovered it was just certain apples that were causing problems for him. He’s so happy now that he can eat these Rockit™ apples every day for a snack and have no issues at all.

Visit Chelan Fresh and use their fruit locator to find Rockit™ apples near you.

What I love about the Rockit™ apple packaging is that they aren’t putting new plastic into the supply chain. Their packaging is made from 100% RPET (recycled polyethylene terephthalate). If you want to give it yet another use then I’m sharing a great idea with you that’s perfect not only for spring gardening but also to celebrate Earth Day on April 22nd.

Let’s keep the “upcycling” chain going forward by turning this plastic container into a miniature seed-starter greenhouse.

It’s so easy to do, and spring is the perfect time to start growing produce at home. We planted arugula in ours and within 3 days we spotted our first tiny sprouts, and then by day 6, they were over an inch tall.

How to Make a Plastic Container Greenhouse

The first thing you want to do is add some ventilation to your container. The lid does have some holes around the edge, but we need to make more. We need drainage holes in the bottom for excess water to drain out, and we need holes in the top for watering and allowing air to circulate.

I used a drill to make this happen. Turn the container upside-down, place the lid on top and very carefully use a drill to make holes through both pieces at the same time. Make sure to hold one side firmly to prevent the container from buckling, and drill slowly.

How to cover drainage holes in planters

Wondering what to put inside your container to keep the soil from running out of the holes with the water? Here are some everyday items you can use:

  • Egg cartons
  • Coffee filters
  • Cheesecloth
  • Dryer sheets
  • Paper towels
  • Packing peanuts

Add about 2.5 to 3 inches of soil to your container, this will allow plenty of room for your sprouts to grow.

Note: We used a seed-starter soil, which is perfect for a mini greenhouse.

Remove all labels from the container to let more natural sunlight in.

Plant your seeds according to the seed packet instructions. Make a note of when you should expect your first sprouts to appear. Arugula grows pretty quickly with our first sprouts appearing in 3 days, so this would be perfect for kids who might be a little more impatient and want to see results quickly. Within 6 days our sprouts were over an inch tall.

Arugula sprouting in soil 3 days after planting

Arugula sprouting in soil 6 days after planting

Here’s a tip: Use cardboard dividers to separate sections to make for easier transferring into a garden bed, or alternatively, wood sticks to mark where the seed is planted.

Don’t place your greenhouse in direct sunlight and keep the soil moist. The holes underneath will help with draining excess water and the holes on top will allow for easy watering without having to remove the top of the container. Plus, the air will be able to circulate inside the container so the plants can breathe once they start sprouting.

Once the sprouts reach the top of the greenhouse it’s time to transplant them.

Upside Down Rockit™ Spice Cupcakes

Created by: Meg Raines Created for: Chelan Fresh YIELD: 12 cupcakes Our mini Rockit™ apples are as fun to bake with as they are to eat, especially when it comes to making individual sized desserts. The caramelized Rockit™ apple slices look like little jewels on top of our moist applesauce...

Created by: Meg Raines
Created for: Chelan Fresh
YIELD: 12 cupcakes

Our mini Rockit™ apples are as fun to bake with as they are to eat, especially when it comes to making individual sized desserts. The caramelized Rockit™ apple slices look like little jewels on top of our moist applesauce spice cupcakes when they are turned upside down. Enjoy this little twist on a traditional apple spice cupcake with a dollop of vanilla ice cream for dessert or for breakfast with your morning brew.

INGREDIENTS

Topping

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2-3 Rockit™ apples

Spice Cake

  • 2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature 
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs, at room temperature 
  • 1 1/2 cups unsweetened applesauce

 

METHOD

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit; grease a 12-hole muffin tin.
  2. To make the topping: Combine the butter and brown sugar in a small saucepan and cook over medium-low heat until it begins to bubble and the surface appears foamy. Turn off the heat and carefully spoon the syrup mixture evenly into the muffin tin, about 1 tablespoon per hole. Set aside.
  3. Slice the apples crosswise and lay one slice of apple on top of the sugar mixture in each muffin hole. 
  4. To make the cake batter: In a medium mixing bowl add the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, allspice and cloves; stir to combine.
  5. In a large mixing bowl beat (with a stand mixer or hand-held beaters) the softened butter and brown sugar until creamy, adding eggs one at a time and beating until smooth, scraping the bowl as needed. Add the applesauce and beat lightly until just combined. Add the flour mixture in stages and beat just until the flour is incorporated. 
  6. Distribute the batter evenly on top of the apple slices in the muffin tin and bake for 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of a cupcake comes out clean.
  7. Let cool for 3-5 minutes in the pan while you run a sharp knife around the edge of each cupcake to loosen it. To de-pan the cakes, place sheet pan over the top of the muffin tin and flip over. If some of the cupcakes or apples slices stick to the pan simple remove them with a knife. Spoon out any remaining syrup and drip over the cupcakes. 
  8. Serve warm or at room temperature. Cupcakes can be stored in an airtight container for 1-2 days, or frozen for a few weeks.

Mini Apple Dumplings

Looking for a simple yet delicious Christmas dessert that can feed a crowd? Look no further than our mini apple dumplings made with tiny Rockit™ apples! This recipe is easy to scale up and is sure to please everyone at the table. Our tip: use ready-made pie...

Looking for a simple yet delicious Christmas dessert that can feed a crowd? Look no further than our mini apple dumplings made with tiny Rockit™ apples! This recipe is easy to scale up and is sure to please everyone at the table.

Our tip: use ready-made pie dough to cut the prep time in half!

YIELD: 5 mini dumplings

Recipe Development and Photography By: Williams-Raines

INGREDIENTS

Apples

  • 1 tube of Rockit™ apples (or 5 small apples)
  • Prepared pie dough or homemade dough, for a double crust pie
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons sliced almonds
  • 2 tablespoons dried cranberries or raisins
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Sauce

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

METHOD

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F / 190°C.
  2. First, make the sauce. Combine all sauce ingredients in a small sauce pan, bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer.
  3. Simmer until the sugar is melted and the sauce thickens slightly, about 20 minutes.
  4. Remove from heat and set aside.
  5. Core apples with an apple corer or a small knife.
  6. Peel apple, if you prefer your baked apples without skins (optional).
  7. In a small bowl, mix the brown sugar, nuts, dried fruit and cinnamon.
  8. Roll out the dough and cut 5 circles, each about 5 1/2 – 6 inch in diameter (you’ll need to make larger circles if not using Rockit™ apples). You can use a bowl to mark the circle and a sharp knife to cut it out.
  9. Place one apple in the center of each dough circle.
  10. Fill the centers of each apple with the cinnamon sugar mixture.
  11. Pull up the sides of the dough circle to “wrap” the apple, pinching at the top to keep the dough from falling back down. Repeat with each dough circle.
  12. Place the apples in a small baking dish (ex. glass pie dish), leaving about a 1/2 inch between each. Don’t leave too much space between the apples or the sauce will burn between them.
  13. Set aside 1/4 cup of the sauce for serving, and pour the remaining sauce over the dumplings.
  14. Bake until nicely browned and sauce is bubbling, about 30 minutes. This may take longer if you are making a larger batch.
  15. Remove from oven and let cool for 10 minutes. Baste dumplings with remaining sauce before serving.
  16. Scoop out apples with a serving spoon and serve with extra sauce and vanilla ice cream if desired.

NOTES:

  • Use the scraps of dough to make extra shapes for garnish, brush with the sauce after baking.
  • Make it for a crowd! Just double or triple the recipe.

Apple Oat Waffles

5-Ingredients, no-refined flour, no-sugar, Apple Oat Waffles!!! Our favorite breakfast! YIELD: 1 large Belgian waffle Recipe Development and Photography By: @AnnessaRD INGREDIENTS   1 egg 1 apple, such as Rockit™, cored and coarsely chopped with skin on  1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon  1/4 teaspoon kosher salt  1 cup unsweetened milk  2 cups...

5-Ingredients, no-refined flour, no-sugar, Apple Oat Waffles!!! Our favorite breakfast!

YIELD: 1 large Belgian waffle

Recipe Development and Photography By: @AnnessaRD

INGREDIENTS  

  • 1 egg
  • 1 apple, such as Rockit™, cored and coarsely chopped with skin on 
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt 
  • 1 cup unsweetened milk 
  • 2 cups whole oats 

Toppings:

  • sliced apples 
  • cinnamon 
  • pure maple syrup 

METHOD  

  1. In a blender, add ingredients in order beginning with egg, apple, cinnamon, salt, almond milk, and oats. Blend until all ingredients are combined, stopping blender to stir ingredients if needed. 
  2. Brush waffle maker with coconut oil or nonstick spray. For a Belgian waffle maker, use 1 cup batter and cook about 4 minutes or until golden brown. For a regular waffle maker, use 1/3 – 1/2 cup batter per waffle. Cook until golden brown, about 3 minutes. Top as desired!

Baked Rockit™ Apple Chips

Baked apple chips are a wholesome, healthy snack that please kids and adults alike. Easily packed in a lunchbox or munched on during movie night, apple chips are convenient and tasty. Our oil-free chips are baked to perfection, making them good for you without compromising...

Baked apple chips are a wholesome, healthy snack that please kids and adults alike. Easily packed in a lunchbox or munched on during movie night, apple chips are convenient and tasty. Our oil-free chips are baked to perfection, making them good for you without compromising on deliciousness. And they’re easy to make. What’s not to love?

We used Rockit™ apples to make perfectly portioned little chips sprinkled with a cocoa spice mix and a little cayenne pepper for a surprise hint of heat. This can of course be omitted if you or your loved ones prefer your sweets without any spicy.

Recipe Development & Photos by: Williams-Raines

Yield: 3-4 servings

INGREDIENTS

  • 4 Rockit™ apples
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 pinch of cayenne pepper (optional)

METHOD

  1. Preheat the oven to 225°F / 110°C.
  2. Line 2 sheet pans with parchment paper and set aside.
  3. Mix the sugar, cocoa, cinnamon and cayenne pepper (if using) together in a small bowl.
  4. Slice the apples crosswise into very thin slices. This is best done with a mandolin or vegetable slicer if you have one. No need to core the apples, just remove any seeds before baking.
  5. On a clean work surface, lay the apple slices flat. Dust one side with the spice mixture and transfer to the lined sheet pans. The slices can be close together but should not overlap.
  6. Bake in the oven for 1 hour, rotating pans from top to bottom after 30 minutes to ensure even baking. Apples should be fairly crisp but, if they’re still soft, bake for an addition 15-30 minutes until they crisp up.
  7. Remove pans from the oven and carefully flip the apple slices over.
  8. Turn of the oven off before placing the pans back inside. Allow chips to continue drying out in the cooling oven for an hour or overnight if you can.
  9. Store cool apple chips in an airtight container for up to a week.

NOTES

* We used a traditional Aztec spice mix (cocoa, cinnamon and cayenne) to make it interesting but cayenne can be omitted to remove heat.
* This recipe is very easy to double or triple, so make baked apple chips for a crowd!

Mini Apple Churros

Created by: Annessa Chumbley, RD Created for: Chelan Fresh A delicious little treat perfect for small hands! INGREDIENTS 10 slices bread, such as Dave's Killer Bread 2/3 cup mascarpone cream cheese 2 tablespoon raw honey 2 Rockit™ apples, diced finely 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon, divided ...

Created by: Annessa Chumbley, RD
Created for: Chelan Fresh

A delicious little treat perfect for small hands!

INGREDIENTS

  • 10 slices bread, such as Dave’s Killer Bread
  • 2/3 cup mascarpone cream cheese
  • 2 tablespoon raw honey
  • 2 Rockit™ apples, diced finely
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon, divided
  • 2-3 tablespoons raw sugar

METHOD

  1. Preheat your oven to 375º.  Prepare a baking sheet by lining with parchment paper.
  2. Using a rolling pin, carefully roll out each slice of bread until it is flattened. Then, slice off the crusts so you have a perfect rectangle.
  3. Mix together mascarpone cheese and honey in a small bowl. Spread 1 tablespoon of cheese mixture on each slice of flattened bread.
  4. In another small bowl, mix diced apples with 1 teaspoon cinnamon. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon diced apples in a center line down the middle of each slice (like you would a burrito). Roll up each churro tightly.  Spray each generously with nonstick cooking spray.
  5. Sprinkle raw sugar onto a plate and mix with 1 teaspoon cinnamon. Roll each churro into cinnamon-sugar mixture, and place seam-side-down onto the baking sheet. Repeat for the rest of the churros.
  6. Bake for about 13 minutes. Remove and let cool. Serve with Homemade Caramel Sauce.

 

Rockit Appletini Cocktail

Created by: Meg Raines Created for: Chelan Fresh YIELD: 3-4 servings Everyone knows that our miniature Rockit™ apples are a fun little treat for kids, but we haven't forgotten about the grown-up kids. This Appletini cocktail conjures up the taste of Grandma's apple pie but it is strictly for after...

Created by: Meg Raines
Created for: Chelan Fresh
YIELD:
3-4 servings

Everyone knows that our miniature Rockit™ apples are a fun little treat for kids, but we haven’t forgotten about the grown-up kids. This Appletini cocktail conjures up the taste of Grandma’s apple pie but it is strictly for after hours!

INGREDIENTS

For the rim:

  • 1/4 cup finely ground graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Juice of 1 lemon

For the martini:

  • 1 cup apple cider
  • 5 tablespoons brown sugar simple syrup*
  • 1/2 cup vodka
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon flavor whiskey or schnapps
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Small pinch of salt (optional)
  • 2-3 Rockit™ apples, sliced crosswise for garnish
  • Ice

METHOD

  1. In a cocktail shaker or pitcher, combine the apple cider, simple syrup, vodka, cinnamon whiskey, vanilla, and salt if using. Set aside, or store in the refrigerator until ready to use.
  2. Add the graham cracker crumbs, brown sugar and cinnamon to a small bowl and mix well to combine.
  3. Prepare the glasses: Put the graham cracker mixture on a shallow plate then squeeze the lemon juice onto a separate plate (make sure both plates are wide enough to fit the rim of your martini glasses). Dip the rim of a martini glass in the lemon juice first, then into the graham cracker crumbs, making sure that the entire rim is coated. Repeat with the remaining glasses.
  4. Make the cocktail: Add ice to the mixture in your cocktail shaker or pitcher and stir or shake rigorously, strain out into the prepared martini glasses. Garnish with Rockit™ apple slices. TIP: Dip the apple slices in the lemon juice before garnishing your cocktails to prevent them from browning quickly.