Crunchy Apple Slaw

I had the opportunity yesterday to head out to Cara’s house to participate in her Seder Plate Challenge. She invited some blogger friends out to share our dishes in person.

We were each asked to bring a dish inspired by one of the foods on the Seder plate. I’m not Jewish, so I was excited to learn more about the symbolism of each food. Be sure to check out Cara’s blog for all the information about the Seder plate.

I originally thought I’d do a dessert for the event, but a couple other people spoke up quickly and I decided to go with something else. I had a few ideas floating around in my head even up until Friday but hadn’t made my mind up yet. Then I saw this slaw pop up from Pennies on a Platter. I decided it would be a perfect creative interpretation of charoset. Since the slaw contains apples and almonds, it fit perfectly into the concept of taking something from the Seder plate and putting a creative spin on it. Check out Cara’s Seder plate with all of our goodies on it!

I looked at Nikki’s recipe and kind of just threw stuff together based on what I had on hand. It was definitely quite tasty and I’ll be making it again this summer when grilling becomes an every day event (can’t wait!).

The best part of the day was getting together with some lovely blogger friends to enjoy our food together. And, seeing Cara’s house with it’s huge kitchen! After eating, we sat around talking about blogging, sharing tips, and of course doing a bit of gossiping! Be sure to check out the recap on Cara’s blog. And for one last photo, you know you’re eating with a bunch of bloggers when you see this in the dining room…

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Yield: 10-12

Ingredients:

14 oz shredded slaw mixture
12 oz shredded broccoli slaw
2 red apple (Braeburn preferred), unpeeled and diced
2 green apple (Granny Smith preferred), unpeeled and diced
4 Tbsp chopped green onions
1 cup sliced almonds
1 cup mayonnaise
2 Tbsp granulated sugar
4 Tbsp brown sugar
2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
2 Tbsp lemon juice
1 Tbsp dried mustard

Directions:

Mix together the first six ingredients in a large bowl.

Combine the dressing ingredients in a small bowl.

An hour before serving, pour dressing over salad contents and stir to coat. Chill in fridge until ready to serve.

Recipe adapted from Pennies on a Platter

 


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9 Responses to “Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars”

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    newlywed — September 6, 2010 at 12:42 pm

    As a teacher, I still get nervous for the first day of school! Same butterflies in my tummy I had for the first day of high school 🙂
    The look SO yummy, hope to try making them soon.

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    Fun and Fearless in Beantown — September 6, 2010 at 2:21 pm

    The flavor combination of PB&J always brings me back to my childhood. I loved the first day of school – new outfit, new backpack and school supplies…

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    Krystal — September 6, 2010 at 4:27 pm

    Yum these look great Jen!! I totally agree on adding more jelly or jam to these…the ooey gooey of PB sticks to the roof of my mouth. Make sure to have milk if these bars are made! LOL

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    Ashley — September 6, 2010 at 9:06 pm

    Tomorrow marks the first day of my eight year of teaching so I love your back to school post. I am bookmarking this recipe, love PB & J!

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    Boston Food Diary — September 7, 2010 at 1:40 am

    I have been obsessed with peanut butter lately and these look simply amazing….even if I’m not headed back to school! Yum!

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    Eliana — September 7, 2010 at 3:22 am

    These bars looks absolutely perfect.

    My favorite part of going back to school was (and I know I’m a nerd for saying this) was using new school supplies. My mom always got us the best pens, pencils, folders, binders, erasers…you name it. And whipping them out the first week of class was the best feeling ever.

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    nutmegnanny — September 7, 2010 at 2:54 pm

    This looks perfect for the back to school season! I’m a nanny so I know the little I watch would love to make these for herself and friends. I guess I know what we are doing tonight 🙂

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    Cupcake Activist — September 7, 2010 at 6:57 pm

    This is very similar to my favorite workout bar–Clif Mojo Peanut Butter & Jelly. Maybe I can start saving money and make my own bars. Thanks!

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    We Are Not Martha — September 7, 2010 at 11:00 pm

    I’ve made something similar before, but these look SO good my stomach is grumbling 🙂 Definitely bookmarking for soon! I miss the new outfits and seeing who’s in all your classes 🙂

    Sues

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