Today’s recipe is for no-bake apple pie cookie bites. They’re vegan, they’re super easy to make, and they make a great healthy snack.
Yep, we’re pretty fond of the fall season. The weather turns cooler, we can finally open the windows, and we love baking with fresh, in-season apples. We have a homemade applesauce tradition and we’ve even started making Instant Pot applesauce, but these no-bake apple pie cookie bites are the newest addition to our apple recipe collection.
We’re always looking for easy-to-make healthy snacks for our kids and because these have apple-pie and cookie in the title they might be a little easier to sell to little ones. Plus, they do taste great and that is really the ultimate selling point!
But if you’re the one doing the work then the ease of the recipe is always a big selling point…ya know? Luckily these are super easy and this recipe really only has 4 steps, but you will likely want to have a food processor for the chopping and mixing.
We finally received the replacement blade for our food processor after the massive recall (we think we were probably last on the list since we didn’t fill out the request for a new one right away). We’re SO happy we finally have the replacement blade because many of our favorite fall recipes (like our apple crisp) are difficult to make without a food processor. And reducing the workload is a big deal in a 3-kid house because, seriously, does anyone else feel like as soon as they finish cleaning up the kitchen it’s already time to start prepping the next meal?
So, we’re big fans of easy snacks and among our favorites are no-bake cookie bites or little bites similar to Larabars. We’re constantly looking for new ideas and making a list of new recipes to try out (like these chai pumpkin espresso bliss balls from Mid-Life Croissant). After trying an apple pie Larabar we decided to try to recreate something similar to that, but with oats. And so, these no-bake apple pie cookie bites were the result. You can easily leave out the oats and still have a delicious snack bite. Or change the types of nuts. I would love to try almonds, but I didn’t have any on hand.
What kind of apples do you use?
We used dried apples in this recipe. I think fresh apples would be too juicy and prone to going bad faster. You can either use a good store brand of dried apples (hello, Wegmans!) or you can even make your own dried apples in your oven.
After that, it’s pretty much simple mixing and then rolling out your cookie bites.
Give these no-bake apple pie cookie bites a try and let us know what you think!
No-Bake Apple Pie Cookie Bites
- 1/2 cup dried apple
- 1 Tablespoon boiled cider
- 1/2 cup oats
- 3 dates pits removed
- 1/2 cup cashews
- 1/2 cup walnuts
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- Put all ingredients except cider in food processor and pulse until ground into small pieces.
- Pour in cider and pulse until ingredients start to clump together.
- Using a rounded tablespoon, scoop out and roll into balls.
- Refrigerate and enjoy.