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National Apple Month: Yummy After-School Snack Ideas [Easy Recipes]

Who doesn't love apples? Though it's great to eat crispy wedges of this sweet fruit all by itself, it's never a bad idea to spice it up with complementing flavors or amp up its fresh sweetness with caramel or ice cream.


Cinnamon Apple Chips (Carrie's Experimental Kitchen)

If your kids love to gorge on chips after school, this recipe called Cinnamon Apple Chips from Carrie's Experimental Kitchen is a great one to make to make their snacking a lot healthier. The great news is, it's pretty easy to pull off! To make a batch even healthier, skip the added sugar and let the natural sweetness of the apple take the limelight.

"Cinnamon Apple Chips, made with a few simple ingredients, are a healthy snack your whole family will love."


  • 4 Apples, coredand sliced 1/8” thick (I used McIntosh)
  • 1-2 tsp . Ground Cinnamon
  • 1-2 tsp . Granulated Sugar, if needed
  • Cooking Spray

via Cinnamon Apple Chips (Carrie's Experimental Kitchen)


Caramel Apple Nachos (Butter With A Side Of Bread)

Give your kids a break from cheesy nachos and make them this easy recipe called Caramel Apple Nachos from Butter With A Side Of Bread. You will be surprised at how a few drizzles of caramel and a sprinkle of toppings can turn a plate of apple wedges into a fun and exciting after-school snack! 

"Caramel Apple Nachos are easily made by topping sliced apples with caramel, melted marshmallows, chocolate chips and sprinkles!"

  • 30 large marshmallows
  • 5 Tbsp butter
  • 35 caramels
  • 1 Tbsp water
  • 4-5 apples, sliced
  • toppings (peanuts, sprinkles, mini chocolate chips, crushed candy bars, etc)

via Caramel Apple Nachos (Butter With A Side Of Bread)


Bloomin' Baked Apples Recipe (The Gunny Sack)

This Bloomin' Baked Apples Recipe from The Gunny Sack is a great treat to make for your kids after a stressful school week (say, exam week). This is so rich and heavenly, it can also pass for a dessert! The best part is, it's really not that difficult to make. All it takes is baking the apples with the delicious flavors of caramel and cinnamon. 

"Bloomin’ Baked Apples taste like apple pie with an ooey, gooey caramel center! This is an easy dessert recipe for fall and it’s made with Honeycrisp apples. Post is sponsored by Socialstars."


  • 2 Honeycrisp apples or other crisp apples
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar packed
  • 1 tbsp flour
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 4 caramels
  • Optional toppings: vanilla ice cream caramel sauce, and cinnamon

via Bloomin' Baked Apples Recipes (The Gunny Sack)


Ludy's Kitchen Cooking Tip:

Use a silicone mat to line a pan when serving apples with caramel or other sticky ingredients. This will make clean up time a jiffy!


Make cooking a lot easier and more enjoyable by using good quality silicone baking mats. Not only are silicone mats sturdy and durable. Because they're non-stick, you can also cut your clean-up time in half.



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