Fall Inspired Snacks Children Can Make Themselves


By Rachel Wells

Food has a way of setting the tone for the season, and there is definitely something extra special about the food during the fall and winter holidays. With this list of fall inspired snacks and treats, even the pickiest of eaters can find something to enjoy. If you’re after-school snack ideas are in a bit of a rut, give your children a chance to grow their culinary skills with these fall inspired snacks and treats they can easily make themselves.

Apple Monster Cookies

Remove the core from an apple, and cut the apple into round slices. Spread peanut butter on top of the apple slices, and finish them off with M&M’s, granola, and chocolate chips.

Fall Snack Mix

Combine bugles, Chex cereal, M&M’s, almonds, peanuts, cashews, raisins, and candy corn to create the ultimate fall snack mix.

No Bread Sandwich Rolls

Stack a slice of cheddar cheese with a slice of apple, and wrap with a piece of turkey lunch meat. Use a toothpick to keep the rolls together while serving.  

Baked Apples

In a bowl, mix together brown sugar, pecans, cinnamon, and nutmeg (use a generous amount of spices). Remove the cores from your apples, being careful not to cut through the bottom of the apple or your filling will leak out. Place apples on a baking dish, and fill them with the sugar mixture. Drop 4 drops of vanilla in each apple, and top with ½ TBL of butter. Add apple juice to the bottom of the baking dish (don’t pour into the apples). Preheat the oven to 375, and bake the apples uncovered for 35-45 minutes. Serve with vanilla ice cream for an extra special treat.

Dipped Grapes

Stick toothpicks into large green grapes. Melt white chocolate baking chips in a microwave safe bowl. Dip each grape into the white chocolate and roll in finely chopped almonds. Allow time for the baking chocolate to cool and harden before you enjoy these delicious treats.

 3 Ingredient Pumpkin Bread

All you need for this simple pumpkin bread is a box of yellow cake mix, one can of pumpkin, and some chocolate chips. Prepare the cake mix according to the directions on the box, remembering to add the can of pumpkin and a few scoops of chocolate chips. Bake according to the box directions and enjoy a delicious and simple pumpkin bread recipe.   If your child loves to cook and create, hand over the keys to your kitchen, and let them do both in a way you will both enjoy! Have fun!  

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