Beyond Caramel Apples: 5 Seasonal Apple Treats Your Kids Will Flip For

Kid-friendly apple treats for your next Halloween party! From Apple Carrot Cupcakes to Apple Turnovers, we’re lining up a few of our faves in partnership with New York Apple Association.

Apple Carrot Cake Cupcake
Elise Bauer

This post is brought to you in partnership with New York Apple Association.

Sure, we've all heard the old adage about an apple a day. But when it comes down to it, apples are not only a healthy addition to our busy daily diet, they also taste delicious!

While there's nothing better than snacking on a just-picked apple this time of year, we also love using different varieties of apples in our cooking, desserts, and snacks! So while October brings talk of Halloween costumes and favorite gooey desserts, it's nice to know there are other apple treats out there without the heavy caramel coating or sugar-laden sauces.

So this season we're partnering with our friends at New York Apple Association to gather together some of our favorite kid-friendly apple treats, perfect for spooky parties or school get-togethers. The best part? You'll love them, too.

  • Apple Pie Smoothie

    apple pie smoothie
    Elise Bauer

    Apple pie in a glass? Sign us up! This simple smoothie not only tastes delicious, but it's made with almond milk, applesauce, cashews, and dates so it's also a healthy choice for mornings or after school snacks.

  • Apple Carrot Cupcakes

    Apple Carrot Cake Cupcake
    Elise Bauer

    For those moments when you can't decide if apple cake or carrot cake is the order of the day, these cupcakes are the answer! Loaded with shredded coconut, pecans, fresh apples, and carrots they'll be sure to be a hit at your next gathering.

  • Apple Turnovers

    Turnover recipe shows apple turnovers baked on a sheet pan.
    Alison Bickel

    Inviting the kids into the kitchen to help can often be a daunting thought, but small hands make quick work of these simple apple turnovers — especially if you opt for prepared puff pastry.

  • EASY Baked Apple Slices

    Mom's Baked Apple Slices
    Elise Bauer

    Delicious fresh baked apples prove the versatility of this beloved fall fruit. We love these in the mornings spooned over yogurt, oatmeal, or pancakes. In the evening, they dress up a simple bowl of vanilla ice cream beautifully.

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  • Grain-Free Apple Honey Cake

    Grain Free Apple Cake
    Coco Morante

    A grain-free, gluten-free, and dairy-free cake that really, truly tastes great. With the fragrant almond topping and honey glaze, this stunner is perfect for any occasion (or just an everyday weeknight).