The weather finally cooled down today to the point where eating chocolate no longer seemed like a ludicrous proposition, and I took full advantage of that fact with this new recipe. It's just about as easy as it gets; I made it in just an hour between classes, and I think I could probably have made it faster if I wasn't making it up as I went along.
      Apples with peanut butter are a popular, healthy snack that I eat quite often. Peanut butter and chocolate put together make another powerful, well-known combination. But what if you put them all together? And add rice crispies to make it crunchy? Today I conducted a grand experiment in the name of scrumptiousness to find out. What were the results? Well, let's just say that once I pulled them out of the fridge and offered them to my housemates, they didn't last long.

This time I even took a few photos of the process to help you follow along.

1 apple (gala)
3 tbsp. smooth peanut butter
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/4 cup rice crispies
1/4 cup whole, raw unsalted almonds

Step 1: Quarter and core the apple, then cut each quarter into 3 thin slices.

Step 2: Spread peanut butter onto roughly half of each apple slice, then press rice crispies into the peanut butter.

Step 3: Melt the chocolate in a bowl the microwave for about a minute and a half. Stir to make it smooth.
Step 4: Using a spoon, coat the peanut buttery end of each apple in melted chocolate. Sprinkle more rice crispies onto the chocolate if desired, or sliver a few almonds and decorate the chocolate with slivered almonds. Place the chocolate covered apples on a baking sheet with waxed paper. If you have extra melted chocolate (which I did), you can make some chocolate covered almonds and put them on the baking sheet with the apples.
Step 5: Refrigerate the baking sheet with the apples on it for half an hour, until the chocolate is set.
Step 6. Remove the baking sheet from the fridge when you are ready to eat the apples.