Here are some delicious and simple treats that you can make with your kids:
1. Indian Corn Cookies
By using Reese’s Pieces or M&M’s sorted by color, you can easily turn basic sugar cookies into the perfect treat. Put some icing onto the sugar cookies and arrange the candy “kernels” to look like Indian corn. Then, add some fruit leather around the cookie to simulate a husk to make it look even more authentic. You can bake the sugar cookies yourself and cut them into corn shapes or make the task even simpler by buying premade cookies from the store. Ladyfingers are already the perfect shape for this treat.
2. Baked Apples
You can turn to a true fall classic, the baked apple, for a slightly healthier treat. First, you should cut the apples in half and remove the core with a knife, although some people prefer to keep the apples whole so that they can add even more stuffing to them. Your kids can help you stuff the apples with cinnamon and brown sugar, nuts, raisins, or other dried fruits. Place a little bit of butter on top of the mixture before baking to bind the filling. To make the treat more decadent, you can also add a bit of chocolate. Cook the apples around 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 20 to 40 minutes, depending on how tender you want the fruit to be.
These snacks are shockingly easy to make, and you can even take them with you on your next hike. To get precise, even slices of apple, you need to use a mandolin, which you can purchase cheaply online or at most cooking stores. As you slice the apples, your kids can arrange them on a cookie sheet and sprinkle them with cinnamon and sugar. You can also add some ginger for an extra kick. To dehydrate the chips, bake them at 225 degrees Fahrenheit for about an hour. Then, flip the apple slices, bake for another hour, and let them cool in the oven to make them crisp.