Easy, Nourishing Homemade Fall Treats

Nourishing and Homemade: Tasty Fall Snacking for Kids

Fall brings to mind some great flavours. Nobody can escape the pumpkin spice latte (you can even get a pumpkin spice steamed milk if you’re cutting out the caffeine)Bobbing for apples, turkey dinners with cranberry sauce and apple cider are some other popular Fall favourites.

Looking for some new, nourishing snacks to make for your kids? Here are some healthy, Fall snacks you can make for when it’s time for the nibbles:


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1. Harvest Fruit & Vegetable Leather

Everyone needs a good fruit leather recipe. Made with sweet potatoes and applesthis is a healthy treat you can prepare and keep on hand for a long time. Most fruit leather you buy at the grocery store will have a lot of added sugar. This recipe doesn’t have any added sugar, it’s just fruit and spices; simple, healthydelicious!

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2. Pumpkin Pie Bites

This no-bake recipe tastes just like bite-sized pumpkin pie! You can use Made with Local’s Original Goodness Granola Bar Mix in place of the oats in this recipe for a little extra nutritionOr go all-out and this recipe Pecan Pumpkin Pie Bars for a treat kids and adults will love! 

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3. Movie Theater Pretzel Rods

Best when they’re fresh and warm from the oven, these chewy, salty pretzel rods are a great way to use up all that yeast you bought during the lockdown! You can also make a cheesy dip for gooey fun. 

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4. Apple Cinnamon Oat Muffins

What’s more fall-appropriate than apples? These delicious flourless muffins are great as part of an energizing breakfast or a satisfying snack any time of the day. That is, if they don’t all get munched while they’re still warm from the oven!

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5. Cheddar-Pecan Crisps

We don’t know if you would call this a chip, crackeror savoury cookie. Whatever you want to call it, it is yummy! You can make it all at once or freeze the dough to bake at a later date. Either way they make for a tasty snack time.

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6. Warm Cinnamon Apple Chips

Crunchy yet naturally sweet, these apple chips are great for an outing at the park or a Fall hike. Just make sure you have the time; they need to cook for over two hours. The actual instructions are at the bottom of the page, after you scroll through all the tasty photos!

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7. Made With Local DIY Granola Bars!

Our granola bar mix makes creating healthy, homemade snacks for Fall a snap. And we even have kits that come with everything you need to make themEach kit has two flavours of the granola mix with one jar of Cosman & Whidden (Nova Scotia) honey and one jar of Nuts to You (Ontario) sunflower seed butter. Just follow the recipe and you get a nourishing, Fair Trade snack to take you into the colder months. 

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