I know, I know… You’re thinking to yourself, “Those are NOT cookies!” And before I tried them, I was a little bit hesitant to give them that title too. But you know what? These apple slice cookies taste AMAZING. Seriously, I was shocked. I’m the first person to grab a bag of chips before I’d grab an apple, (Mmmm… chips…) so trust me when I say these are just as good as a baked cookie, or maybe even better?
And they have two very important benefits over regular cookies –
1. They’re actually good for you! And,
2. You don’t have to bake them, so they’re super quick to throw together.
Just let me call them no-bake cookies. You’d enjoy a no-bake cookie, right?? Loaded with healthy protein that will keep you full? Mmmmm…
I think my favourite thing about these guys is the coconut. I bought the sulfate free, unsweetened coconut flakes from the bulk store, and they taste sooooooo good! Not that I know what sulphates are, but the sulfate free ones had such a beautiful and natural flake shape, that I wanted to try them.
I got the recipe idea for these apple slice cookies from Rachel Schultz and instantly thought they’d make the best afternoon snack ever. She adds one more ingredient (Don’t forget to click over to her website to see what it is), but I was trying to keep it as simple as possible. I made them yesterday for the first time, and I’ve already made a second batch. Seriously. So good!
Apple Slice Cookies | A Perfect Afternoon Snack Recipe
1 Red Delicious Apple
¼ cup Peanut Butter
1 to 2 Tablespoons Unsweetened Coconut Flakes
1 to 2 Tablespoons Chopped Walnut Pieces
1 to 2 Tablespoons Mini Chocolate Chips
Lemon Juice (optional)
Cut the core from the apple (or cut out the cores from each piece after slicing).
Slice the apple into ¼ inch slices using a large knife.
Optional – If you’re worried about the apples turning brown, place the slices in a zip lock bag and toss with a squirt of lemon juice.
Set each of the apple slices onto a sheet of paper towel and blot the tops dry with another paper towel.
Spread a layer of peanut butter on each apple slice.
Then top with a generous amount of coconut flakes, and some walnuts and mini chocolate chips.