I am always looking for a new way to curb my family’s snack cravings. These days, with two growing boys and a pregnant mama, someone in this house is ALWAYS hungry or constantly eating. Of course, when we go to the store, the snack possibilities are endless. And to be honest, most of them aren’t too good for you. They are full of preservatives and artificial this and artificial that. So when I found this recipe for Cinnamon Apple Sticks, I tried them immediately! They were the first thing I tried out of the Weelicious cookbook and I’ve tried them several times since then. The only problem is that they were gone before I could get a picture! They are a slightly dry snack so they do take a bite to get used to, but they are addicting after that. With real fruit and small amounts of sugar, they make a great snack for the whole family.
The first couple times I made these, I followed the recipe for ingredients and quantity. I also cut them into the stick shape that she suggests. However this time, I changed a few things. First of all I doubled the whole thing because really there just wasn’t enough! I also switched out the vegetable oil for butter, because well I just like butter better. And lastly I decided instead of sticks I would use a small heart cookie cutter. They were cute (and really, who doesn’t like a cute snack!) and the kids thought they were more fun! In the end no matter what the shape we gobble them up and even drizzle some honey on top for an extra special snack (if we aren’t taking them on the go)!
Adapted from Weelicious by Catherine McCord