3 Fun Apple Recipes For The Fall : Let’s Get Cooking With Our Kids!


Fall is here and the apples are falling from the trees…
We love fall here in our house! This is the one time of year I enjoy cooking, it isn’t 100 degrees outside, there are an abundance of apples and it means the holidays are approaching.

I’ve gathered a few fun and easy recipes that you can do with your kids..
these are on our list of things to cook!


Easy Apple Bites Halloween Recipe

This fun Apple Bites Recipe (courtesy of http://familyfun.go.com/) is great for your kiddos to enjoy a healthy snack without all of the calories of the normal carb filled foods they all tend to gravitate towards. 

This fun snack is just as great for the adult who likes a little humor in their food. It is an especially beneficial snack for dieters, due to its high fiber and protein content. Make it even more diet-friendly with the help of the Sensa weight loss system!

Ingredients Needed: Apples & Slivered Almonds


Just quarter and core an apple, cut a wedge from the skin side of each quarter, then press slivered almonds in place for teeth.

Apple Sugar Cookies

This one isn’t made OF apples, I couldn’t resist adding it! How cute are these Apple Cutout Sugar Cookies?!
(Recipe Courtesy of http://www.pillsbury.com/)

2 Tablespoons Red Decorator Sugar
1 Roll of Pillsbury Refrigerated Sugar Cookies
2 Tablespoons Mini Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips
Black String Licorice, cut into 1 inch pieces


– Heat oven to 350°F. Cut 17×12-inch piece of plastic wrap; place on work surface. Sprinkle red sugar evenly over plastic wrap. Roll cookie dough in sugar to coat. Wrap in plastic wrap; freeze 30 minutes.

– Remove half of dough from wrapper; freeze remaining dough until needed. Cut dough into 1/4-inch slices. On ungreased cookie sheets, place slices 2 inches apart. Place 3 chocolate chips in center of each slice to resemble seeds. To form slice shape, make 2 indentations on 2 opposite sides with fingers. Repeat with remaining half of dough.

– Bake 8 to 9 minutes or until unsugared edges are light golden brown. Insert 1 licorice piece on top of each cookie to resemble stem. Cool 2 minutes; remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks.


Easy Candy Apples Smores

Candy Apples is always a hard one in our house with the food allergies.. this recipe I found looks to be safe for peanut allergies and a fun little twist on the classic Candy Apple!
(Courtesy of http://kidscooking.about.com/)


– 8-10 small Granny Smith Apples
– 2 Cups Brown Sugar
– 1 Cup Butter
– 1 Cup Corn Syrup
– 14 Oz. Can Sweetened Condensed Milk
– 2 Tsp. Vanilla
– 2 Cups Chocolate Chips or Chocolate Chunks
– 6 Graham Crackers, broken into small pieces
– 2 Cups miniature marshmallows, cut in half


– Wash and dry apples. With a paring knife, remove the stems of the apples, cutting into the apples just enough to break the skin. Insert craft sticks or lollipop sticks into the apples. Set aside.

– Spread out the chocolate chips, graham cracker pieces and marshmallows on small plates. Place the plates next to the stove.

– Line a baking sheet with waxed paper. Spray with cooking spray. Place next to the plates of chocolate chips, graham cracker pieces and marshmallows.

– Place brown sugar, butter, corn syrup and sweetened condensed milk into a 3-quart saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Cook until the caramel thickens and reaches 245 degrees, as measured by a candy thermometer. This will take anywhere from 15-30 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla.

– Dip apples into caramel, turning to coat. Allow excess caramel to drip off apples, then roll apples in chocolate chips, graham cracker pieces and marshmallows. Place on prepared baking sheet to cool. Transfer apples to the refrigerator to cool until set, about 10 minutes.




13 thoughts on “3 Fun Apple Recipes For The Fall : Let’s Get Cooking With Our Kids!

  • February 19, 2012 at 9:51 pm
    WOW, these are really creative things to do with apples. SUre to be a hit with the kids and healthy too! Reply
  • February 15, 2012 at 2:16 pm
    OMGosh I love the apples with teeth!! My grandson will love these. It looks so simple but it is one of those things you smack yourself in the forehead and say "Why didn't I think of that?!?!?!" What a hoot...THANKS for sharing! Reply
  • January 23, 2012 at 11:22 pm
    My daughters love apples and these receipes are super cute and look so easy! thanks for posting! Reply
  • November 30, 2011 at 2:47 pm
    Oh my gosh! Those apple bites are hilarious! I would love to make those for Halloween! :) Angela Michels Reply
  • September 27, 2011 at 5:17 am
    These are great and can't wait to try them, especially the first one. I also LOVE cooking this time of the year. Debbie - new follower :) Reply
  • September 27, 2011 at 3:04 am
    the candy apples look delicious! Reply
  • September 22, 2011 at 5:23 am
    These are such cute ideas! I want to make all of them. Reply
  • September 21, 2011 at 2:40 pm
    I used to love making candy apples as a kid! So much more fun to make them, than to buy the store bought ones, makes for great memories!! Reply
  • September 21, 2011 at 2:12 pm
    These are the cutest and yummiest apple recipes I've ever seen. For sure going to give at least one of them a shot. I am the strangest cook. I make food that tastes good but looks totally ugly. Lol. My food won't look near as good as these pics but it will taste okay. Ugh, lol. Reply
    • September 21, 2011 at 3:03 pm
      Leah, I can't say that mine will look this good either LOL But it will be fun to try! Reply
  • September 21, 2011 at 12:56 pm
    All three are great recipes for fall and Halloween. I love those apple cookies! Reply
  • September 21, 2011 at 10:49 am
    Oh my goodness, how cute are those first two recipes! The apple mouths would be great for a Halloween party and the apple sugar cookies I'm making for Thanksgiving along with some turkey cookies, maybe I'll be able to cut out one of the 5 pies I make. Thanks for posting these! Reply

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