January 7, 2009
Whenever I'm working on recipes for weelicious, my husband relishes his job of being one of our most skilled taste testers. He and Kenya, side by side, will give me their "oohs and aahhs" when I've nailed it and the occasional thumbs down (how dare they?!) when I don't meet their high standards.
When I set off to create this recipe, I knew the challenge was going to be whether I could keep it moist and healthy. On the first try, with a slightly different recipe and cooking time, I thought the crust was a bit to dry. My husband disagreed and declared them a masterpiece. On the second try, with a few tweaks, I came up with this version, which is so yummy and perfect for kids school lunch boxes.
The other day, Kenya sat on his daddy's lap with the new batch and rejoiced as they dug into square after square of this treat. I have to say, this goes down as one of our family's favorite recipes because it's healthy and packed with fiber and other nutrients, as well as being sweet but not in a loaded with sugar and the junk you'll find in a store-bought equivalent.
I guarantee I will be coaxed into making these once a week during apple season (it could be a long winter for mommy)!