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Healthy 4-ingredient apple pie bites (toddler-friendly)

4 wholesome ingredients make up these deliciously simple , no-bake apple pie bites that adults and children will both love. Enjoy them for breakfast, dessert, or as quick and light snack to power you and your little ones through the day.
Prep Time 30 mins
Rest Time 15 mins
Servings 12 bites


  • 1 small pot
  • 1 small skillet
  • 1 medium mixing bowl
  • Rubber spatula or wooden spoon


  • 1 medium apple, peeled and chopped
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon (optional)
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3 tbsp peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup shredded carrot
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats

Baby shark decoration (optional)

  • Apple slices
  • Carrot slices
  • 1 square melted chocolate


  • In a small pot, mix peeled and chopped apple, cinnamon and water. Cover and cook over medium heat for 15-20 minutes until soft. Mash up with a fork. If using store-bought applesauce, heat applesauce over medium heat until gently simmering
  • Mix in shredded carrots. Cover and cook for another 5 minutes. The carrots should still be a little crunchy.
  • While the carrots and apple are cooking, gently toast oats in a small skillet over low heat until lightly browned. Remove from heat and set aside.
  • Add peanut butter to the carrots and apple mixture and stir to combine well. The mixture should be thick and starting to clump.
  • Remove the peanut butter, carrots, and apple mixture from heat. Add in toasted oats and stir to combine well. Transfer to a heat-proof bowl and let cool in the fridge for 15-30 minutes.
  • Line a baking tray with parchment paper or aluminum foil. Scoop up one tbsp-sized spoonfulls and roll into a ball with clean hands. Place the ball on the baking tray. Repeat until all of the mixture is gone.

Baby shark decoration

  • Slice small triangular pieces of apple to use as the head-fin and tail of the shark, and gently press into the ball.
  • Slice narrow triangles of carrot to use as the side-fins, and gently press into the ball
  • Melt chocolate and dab on with a toothpick for the eyes
  • Thinly slice a carrot into narrow rectangles. Using kitchen scissors, cut jagged triangles along one end of the rectangle to form teeth. Dab a little chocolate on the back and attach to the ball.