It’s no April Fools’ Day joke, Spring break is over, and school’s back in session tomorrow! Like most Sunday’s today was jam-packed with the usual antics — laundry, meal-prep, and bath time. To stay ahead of the imminent Mardell snack attack Remi, and I decided to whip-up a batch of our Lil’ Apple Bites.
“Lil’ Apple Bites roll fun, and fibre together. A yummy, school-safe snack to help tiny tummies stay happy, and healthy.”
These hand-rolled bites are bursting with warm spices, local ingredients, and lasting energy. The fact that they’re easy to make, and no-bake just make them all the more wonderful.
- 400 g granny smith apple (2-3 apples)
- ½ cup (150 g) No-Nuts Golden Peabutter (or seed butter of choice)
- ½ cup (60 g) pitted prunes
- 2 cups (200g) rolled oats
- 1 tbsp (15 ml) chia seeds
- 1 1/2 tsp (7 mL) ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp (5 mL) pure vanilla extract
- Grate the apples and microwave for 90 seconds. Let cool.
- Place the pitted prunes in approximately ½ cup of warm water and let soak for 5 minutes. Once soft, puree the prunes in a food processor until smooth.
- In a medium bowl, combine oats, pea butter, chia seeds, cinnamon and vanilla, grated apples and prunes. Mix until well combined.
- Roll into balls.
- Make a double batch – these Lil’ Apple Bites freeze super well.
Thanks to our friends at Alberta Pulse Growers for supporting GetJoyfull, and for helping to make this recipe, and post possible.
What are your favourite homemade school-safe snacks?