These Apple Cookies are sponsored by Lil Snappers® and Stemilt Growers, all opinions are my own. #LilSnappers
Apples are easily my kids favorite fruit. Over the years we have found so many ways to incorporate them in snacks and meals. Today I’m sharing Addie and Piper’s favorite ways to eat them in ‘cookie’ form, or as we call them: Apple Cookies. We have been trying to cut sugar in our house for a while so letting them create their own healthy “cookies” has been a fun and easy way to have sweets without all the junk in the mix.
Both of these recipes are quick and also kid friendly meaning if you have a little one that likes to ‘cook’ with you, they can get in on the fun as well!
We’re using Lil Snappers® brand apples in these recipes in Pinata and Fuji variations. Lil Snappers® specializes in kid sized fruits! You can find them at Meijer and Target. They come in these 3 pound, resealable packages which are handy for storage. In one bag you actually have enough apples (or pears and citrus varieties) for a weeks worth of lunches!
Our first apple cookie is a Peanut Butter with toasted coconut and pecans. This one is Piper’s favorite because of the crunch. You can substitute any kind of nut and it’s just as delicious.
All you need to do it spread your favorite peanut butter over apple slices and top with chopped pecans and toasted coconut flakes. I get the coconut flakes already toasted because I love them as a snack. I also drizzled some warmed honey over top of each slice for a little added sweetness!
Addie’s go to apple cookie is topped with raisins and bananas. Just like the slices before, we started with peanut butter and cut small slices of banana to add on top. Sprinkle a few raisins and if you’re like me and need your sweets to be super sweet, a little more warmed honey to finish it off.
Not only are these a great snack, they’re a lot of fun for the kids to put together. So if you need a few minutes of quiet, create a cookie assembly line and let your kids go to town. The mess will be worth the peace! I like to try and involve them as much as I can when I’m cooking so this is a good way to get them in the kitchen without the peril of a hot stove or oven.
We also love to make kid safe skewers for a lunch side. Instead of a sharp skewer stick, I use these coffee stir sticks and layer whatever fruit and cheese we want onto it. In this case it was cheddar jack cheese cubes and Fuji apple pieces. I could eat these all day long. Get more recipe inspiration on the Lil Snappers® website here!
I love these kinds of options for kids like Piper who like to snack all day and not sit for a real meal. She is happy to munch here and there and would be perfectly happy if we didn’t force her to sit down for dinner. There are so many ways to make Lil Snappers work for your family, these are just what we like to do.
Lil Snappers® and Stemilt Growers are giving away big cash prizes along with a fantastic Lil Snappers® gift pack, including delicious kid-sized fruits and fun swag. All you need to do to enter is complete the form here, and send in a video or written story of your snappy Lil Snappers doing something hilarious by 11:59 PT on March 1, 2018.
Will you be entering the contest? What crazy things do your kids do? How would you use Lil Snappers® apples to create a fun snack?