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Apple Snacks!

Apples are child-friendly, healthy snacks (they are fat, sodium and cholesterol free!). They are a great addition to school lunches and can also be used in a variety of recipes! Spruce up snack time with these easy and delicious apple snack ideas. Click here to watch the video!

Lil’ Dippers


  • Apple
  • Nut or seed butter
  • Crushed peanuts or sliced almonds


Cut the apple into wedges. Dip each piece in the nut or seed butter.


Then dip the apple wedge in the crushed peanuts or sliced almonds.





Crunchy Hazelnut Wedges


  • Apple
  • Hazelnut spread
  • Low-fat granola


Cut the apple into wedges. Smear each piece with hazelnut spread.


Then sprinkle apple wedge with granola. Substitute peanut butter (or any nut or seed butter) for hazelnut spread if you’d like. Also, feel free to add raisins!




Hazelnut Granola Apple Wedges

Does your little one have a craving for a sweet snack? Stay healthy while satisfying your child’s appetite with some hazelnut granola apple wedges!


  • 1 large apple
  • Hazelnut spread
  • Low-fat granola

Cut the apple into wedges. Holding each wedge by the skin side, spread it with hazelnut spread. Sprinkle granola on hazelnut spread-covered area. Substitute peanut butter (or any nut butter) for hazelnut spread if you’d like. Also feel free to add raisins!

*An adult should oversee all recipes and activities. Recipes and activities may not be appropriate for all ages. 

It’s Apple Time!

‘Tis the season to enjoy a good-for-you fall fruit that the whole family loves – apples! Apples are child-friendly, healthy snacks.  They are fat, sodium and cholesterol free!  Apples are grown in all 50 states and orchards across the country offer apple picking, hay rides and hot apple cider at this time of year – a day of family fun and good memories.

Apples can be more than just good to eat. Check out the fun ‘apple’ activity below.

Apple Printing

You can use apples as stamps to create fun pictures, wrapping paper or to decorate t-shirts and other wearables!



Paint (Use washable poster paint for paper prints and fabric paints for clothes.)

Paper Plates

Printable Surface

Newspaper (to protect work surface)

Art Smocks or Old T-shirts

Knife to Cut the Apple(s) – Adults only*

How To:

1. Cover your work surface with newspaper and make sure everyone is wearing old clothes or a smock!

2. Pour paint on the paper plates (one color per plate).

3. Cut the apples in half (adults only). Create an apple silhouette by cutting the apple from top to bottom, or create a circle with a “star” by cutting the apple horizontally. Ask your child to guess what the shape will look like before you cut the apple, or brainstorm various ways to create different shapes with the apple.

4. Encourage your child to dip the flat side of the apple in the paint (trying to thoroughly cover the flat surface) and then place the apple – paint side down -on the printing surface.

5. Enjoy creating fun designs and pictures with your homemade stamps!

*An adult should oversee all activities. Activities may not be appropriate for all ages. (Activity from kidsdomain.com)