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5 Apple After School Snack Recipes


YAY! That means two things: a cleaner house in the morning and starving kids in the afternoon. I don’t know about your kids, but the minute, no the SECOND mine walk through the door, even often before I hear the slam, “I’m HUNGRY” comes echoing down the hall. Long days, energy spent, math class, and lastly that bus ride, really sucks it out of them. I am not a mom that thinks every moment has to be healthy, although I do like to squeeze in as much fruit and vegis I can get away with, but you can alter these recipe ideas to suit your needs based on your personal dietary restrictions.

These 5 Apple After School Snacks are a weeks worth of “awesome” complete with thumbs up from hungry kids. Plus, since they are all made with apples, it’s a cost-effective way to buy a bushel and get the most bang for your buck with no bad fruit! We are sharing with you 5 of our most favorite fun snacks for after school snacking, including an Apple Smiles Snack, a fun way to make a mini caramel apple, a no bake “apple cookie”, apple nachos, and a delicious peanut butter dip that is perfect all day long.

Apple Smiles

Serve up a smile with Apple Smiles! Also totally fun for Halloween or after a good dental checkup, make sure your afternoon snack is all smiles with this simple treat!

Apple Smiles, Looking for an easy and fun after school snack? Check out this go to recipe for kids


  • Apple slices
  • Peanut butter
  • Mini marshmallows


  1. Spread a thin layer of peanut butter on an apple slice
  2. Place mini marshmallows on the peanut butter
  3. Spread a thin layer of peanut butter on another apple slice
  4. Place on top of marshmallows
  5. Repeat for as many smiles as you want to make


Mini Caramel Apples

Biting into a big caramel apple can be messy and wasteful for most kids. Create mini caramel apples for bitesized fun.

Mini Caramel Apples


  • Apples
  • Melon baller
  • Caramels
  • 2 tbsp heavy cream
  • Wilton lollipop sticks


  1. Cut an apple in half
  2. Use melon baller to make mini apple balls
  3. Stick lollipop stick into the apples balls
  4. Unwrap caramels and melt them in a double boiler over medium-high heat, with the 2 Tbsp of cream until smooth and creamy.
  5. Dip the apples into the caramel one by on and place them on a cookie sheet lined with waxed paper.
  6. Place in the freezer for 5-10 minutes


Apple Cookies

Thinly sliced apples with peanut butter and all the fixins, make this a no bake cookie that everyone can enjoy in minutes.

Apple Cookies



  • Apples
  • Peanut butter
  • Granola
  • Mini Chocolate Chips


  1. Core an apple
  2. Slice into circles
  3. Spread a layer of peanut butter on the circles
  4. Top with granola and chocolate chips


Apple Nachos

Apple Nachos, Looking for an easy and fun after school snack? Check out this go to recipe for kids and adults

Not just for kids, make a double batch of these apple “nachos” for a plate of major MORE PLEASE!



  • Apples
  • Caramel sauce
  • Chocolate sauce
  • Mini chocolate chips


  1. Slice apples into thin wedges
  2. Drizzle with chocolate and caramel sauce
  3. Top with mini chocolate chips


Peanut Butter Dip for Apples

Simple creamy dip, great for all the fruit you love, you can keep this one for an all day filler.

Peanut Butter Dip, Looking for an easy and fun after school snack? Check out this go to recipe for kids


  • 1 cup unsweetened peanut butter (I prefer crunchy)
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • Apple slices

Add all ingredients to a bowl. Beat on medium high speed with a hand mixer until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes.
Want another one? click here for an Apple Funnel Cake!

Homemade apple funnel cake


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1 thought on “5 Apple After School Snack Recipes”

  1. These are great ideas Trisha! I am going to have two in school this year. I can absolutely relate to the “Mom, I am starving!!” I get from my two. The apple smiles are fun! I have made the apple cookies in the past but never thought to put chocolate chips and oats on them….but I have done coconut. I also am absolutely making that dip as soon as I grab some brown sugar! Yum!!

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