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5 Easy-to-Make Fall Treats
Updated: Apr 6, 2021
Looking for something fun to do this fall? A day of cooking can be the best pick-me-up. Stay healthy (or treat yourself!) and explore your creativity with these five tasty fall treats!
Owl Rice Cakes
Spread a layer of peanut butter on a rice cake.
Place two round bananas slices at the top of the rice cake for the eyes.
Place two blueberries on top of the bananas.
Add two apple slices on the side of the rice cake for the wings.
Cut a slice of cantaloupe into a triangle and place below the bananas for the beak.
Place a few cheerios in between the wings for the body, like feathers.
Pumpkin Oat Cookies
Baking sheet and pan
2 ½ cups rolled oats
1 cup pumpkin puree (canned pumpkin works as a time-saver)
3 tbsp Maple syrup (you can also use coconut sugar or agave)
Optional: 1 tsp cinnamon
Optional: ½ cup chocolate chips
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Place parchment paper on a baking pan and set aside.
Mix the rolled oats, pumpkin puree, and maple syrup in a bowl. Add cinnamon and chocolate chips if desired.
Create roughly 12 cookie shapes using your hands.
Place cookies on the parchment paper and bake for 10 minutes.
Remove from the oven, let rest for a few minutes, and enjoy!
Caramel Apple Bites
Baking sheet and pan
Preheat the oven to 250 degrees.
Place parchment paper on a baking pan.
Lay out pretzels on parchment paper and place a Rolo candy on each pretzel.
Put in the oven for roughly 3 minutes until the candy softens.
Cut the apples into small pieces.
Stick a toothpick into each apple and push into one of the Rolo pretzels.
Do this for all the other Rolo pretzels and enjoy!
Bread (whole wheat for a healthier snack)
Peanut butter & jelly (or an alternative sandwich filling of your choice)
Spread the sandwich filling onto two slices of bread and make a sandwich.
Use the round cup to cut a circle out of the sandwich.
Stick four pretzel sticks into each side of the sandwich for the legs.
Place two chocolate chips on the sandwich for the eyes and enjoy!
Candy Apple Bar
One bigger bowl
Toppings (Can be anything! Marshmallows, chocolate chips, walnuts, sprinkles, etc)
Put toppings in small bowls or cups and set aside.
Place the caramel in the cooking pot and melt over medium heat, stirring frequently.
If the caramel is too thick, add some milk (make sure not to add too much as the caramel won’t be able to stick to the apples!)
Once melted, pour the caramel into the bigger bowl.
Cut the apples into slices of 6 and stick a lollipop stick into each slice.
Set up your candy apple bar and you’re ready to eat! Dip the apples into the caramel and dip into the toppings.
Have fun and enjoy!
Post Author: Nicole Engen