No Bake Apple “Donuts”

I blogged about this last year, but it’s been so popular I thought it deserved a repeat.

So I thought I was a genius for coming up with this idea “Johnny-on-the-spot” one day as a snack, but while working on this post I googled “No-bake apple donuts” and turns out a lot of other people have had this great idea too.

But just in case you haven’t heard of them, I give you No-Bake Apple “Donuts”…!!!

apple donuts

*forgive me… I’m clearly not a food photographer

These are super easy.

– Apple(s)
– Peanut butter, Nutella, cream cheese… I’ve heard coconut butter is good.
– Chia seeds, sprinkles, coconut flakes, ? carrot shavings…maybe? (Haven’t tried it but could be fun), Cheerios, mini chocolate chips, etc.

Turn the apple on its side and slice it into disks. Use a knife to cut out the core in the middle, spread on something creamy to make the “frosting”, and sprinkle with toppings.


Since we eat these immediately I don’t treat the apples to keep them from browning, but if you were going to do these for lunches I would.


* To make it an activity, place apple slices on a rimmed cookie sheet (to catch stray “sprinkles” and let your child spread on the “frosting”
and sprinkle on the toppings 🙂

Did you know that kids are more likely to eat foods that they help fix or play with? So if you kids don’t like a food, turn it into a “craft” activity and watch them lick their fingers 😉 and they may end up liking it after all.


Here are some other blogs who’ve done some cute “apple donuts”
Fork & Beans  (she added cocoa powder to her peanut butter, what?!)
Hello, Wonderful (she added food coloring to her cream cheese “icing”


Comment below with your ideas! What would you/ do you put on your “apple donuts”?









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