April 9, 2014

I have been craaaaving apples. Apples like there is no tomorrow. It’s just one of those pregnancy cravings. And it’s nice that it is a healthy one. Sweet David has been experimenting with ways for me to eat apples. (But also sometimes I just want an apple and I don’t care how it’s served as long as it gets to my mouth.)

I have been so adventurous to even eat dried apples. I was at a bridal shower last weekend and Dave texted me with excitement about his new creation. Apple “cookies.”

Apple CookiesApple Cookies
Serves six cookies

1 apple
1/4 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup almonds, sliced
1/4 cup walnuts, chopped
1/4 cup shredded coconut
1/4 cup chocolate chips

Slice apple into thing rings and remove core. Spread peanut butter over one side of ring. Top with almonds, walnuts, coconut, and chocolate chips.

Sliced AppleApple Cookies

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  • 1 apple
  • ¼ cup peanut butter
  • ¼ cup almonds, sliced
  • ¼ cup walnuts, chopped
  • ¼ cup shredded coconut
  • ¼ cup chocolate chips
  1. Slice apple into thing rings and remove core.
  2. Spread peanut butter over one side of ring. Top with almonds, walnuts, coconut, and chocolate chips.


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  • Idie

    Everyone in my family likes different things. I am going to put the peanut butter on the apple slices and a variety of toppings in small bowls on the table and let them top their own. Thanks for the idea.
    Also, a trick that I have learned, soak apple slices in ginger ale to prevent browning and doesn’t change the taste of the apple. Works really well.

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  • Made these cookies today. These cookies are awesome!!!!

  • Steven

    Stumbled across this while looking for a healthy alternative to the quick and easy granola and rice Krispy bars. My son wasn’t to big on the coconut but he loved the rest. I did too.
    I’ll have to try this with my ‘Nuts’n’more’ cookie butter spread.

    Thanks for the share.

  • simran dhinsa

    how many calories is this?

    • Anonymous

      1122 calories in 1 recipe

  • Doc

    Young lady as a diabetic most desserts sends major red flags- however, these cookies are a hit for me. Everything you and your husband used are healthy and recommended for an individual in my situation. Since I had all the ingredients I made them and am enjoying them as I send this to you. Thanks for a great healthy dessert/snack – Wish you and your family the best.

  • Nora Russo

    Love these, when I feel like having something sweet after dinner, I found a container with granola,banana chips, and walnuts, and used that, delicious

  • Tammi

    I may try with PB2 for the peanutbutter to give it a little protein.

  • Kim

    Kids & I loved this! So simple yet surprisingly delicious! We used Gala apple slices, natural peanut butter, dark chocolate chips, unsweetened coconut & raw crushed pecans. These items are staples in our house, but I never thought of putting all of them on the apples! Thank you for the great idea!

  • Parth

    Do you need to bake them ?

  • Tera

    I made these for my son before soccer practice today. He loved them! Healthy and delicious!!

  • Dee

    Wait a minute..these are not cookies! (I read that somewhere) I almost fell for it too. Now let’s see if my Grandkids will! LOL I think we will have a lot of fun making these thanks for the idea.

  • jeanna

    these aren’t cookies

  • barbara

    the nuts look like walnuts on the apple cookies…those are what I would use; sounds delicious!

  • alicia

    Looks delicious. Just FYI the shine is just a buck of wax on fruit which is not good for you, so actually not bad.

  • Rachel,
    Thank you so much for sharing your husband’s recipe. I have passed it along to my classmates in my Early Childhood Education Nutrition and Health class (I’ve given you credit, of course!). The photos are absolutely mouth-watering!

  • Rachel, these really are the perfect snack…healthy and light enough in the hot weather. I had some teeny tiny chocolate chips left over from another recipe and they added just the right amount of sweet. I decided to include this in a recent list of easy summer treats for the family. Thanks for the great idea!

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  • Kelly

    How do you get the peanut butter to stick to the apple…it kept sliding off when I was trying to make these :(

  • Hi, Rachel! I found your site from Pinterest…so glad because I’m sharing this on my FB page for MyFitFamily. Thank you!

    • Rachel Schultz

      Thanks Nicole!

  • Kamylo

    Espectacular, diferente y muy sano. Como para lucirse en cualquier reunión. Felicitaciones.

  • jackie

    How do you keep the apples from turning brown on the bottoms? Dip in lemon juic maybe?

    • Rachel Schultz

      I did not have a problem with this. Although they didn’t last long :)

    • Anonymous

      Just dry them a little With a paper towel before putting the peanut butter on and make sure the Peanut butter is stirred until soft

  • KP

    Wow! I hadn’t even pinned this yet. Saw it, got the stuff out and made it. One of the best “cookies” I’ve ever eaten and pretty good for you. Thanks for sharing. (It is now pinned) :)

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  • kaylee

    I love this idea. and you could also add almond butter to make it extra healthy!

  • Anonymous

    dumb question, do you refrigerate these after making them?

    • Anonymous

      no you should just eat them right away haha :)

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  • Simone

    taste great and its not cheating on my diet

  • Debbie

    I Love everything about these apple cookies….the are healthy, delicious and easy! I might try mini dark chocolate chips for even more healthy and maybe sliced almonds.

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  • What a novel idea! I’m always trying to find new ways to use fruit and this looks amazing. The best part is how simple, yet delicious, this looks. Thanks for the post~

  • what a great idea. If I hadn’t just mopped the floor I’d be in the kitchen making some right now!
    Thanks very much.

  • Mmmm nom nom. These look yum. I love apples, but these are just tempting me now. I might try using caramel or maybe be sneaky and use marshmallow fluff. Thanks for the recipe

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  • Katy

    I had trouble getting the peanut gutter to stick to the apples. Any tips/suggestions?

    • Maybe dry the apple slices off? I bet if they are moist the pb would just slide right off.

  • These look so yummy! I love to find healthy snacks :) Thanks for sharing!


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  • Renae

    Wow, that looks good. I thought at first it was caramel!!

  • This looks crazy good! I have to serve this up for an after school snack … it’s sure to dazzle!
    Thanks a bunch.

  • Apples + celery are pretty much the only ways I’ll eat peanut butter, so I love this! Adding this to my list of healthy snacks!

  • Camp cook

    Get the kids involved and let them use tiny Pampered chef cookie cutters to remove core.

  • Amy

    What did you use to cut the apples so thin and uniform?

    • Yes great question, how?

      • Michele

        You can use a mandolin to slice the apples thinly and evenly. I have one and it’s an amazing tool to have in the kitchen.

  • Kim Webber

    I don’t eat peanut butter, but plan on making these cookies with almond butter. Thank you.

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  • I’m pretty sure these are going to be my new favorite thing!

  • These are brilliant! And your blog is great! So glad I found you

  • This is genius! So going to make these.

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