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These Healthy Apple Snacks with Granola are known as Apple Granola Topped Goodness at our house. They’re the best way to satisfy a sweet tooth while using healthy, delicious ingredients.

several completed Healthy Apple Snacks with Granola against a white surface

Sometimes you need a super quick, easy, inexpensive snack or dessert, and this one does the trick… all for just a couple of bucks! They can be made with no added sugar, a variety of toppings, and prepped in 10 minutes or less. Try this easy-to-whip-up snack along with our top 26 Amazing Vegan Apple Recipes this apple season!

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Why You’ll Love These Apple Snacks

  • Ready to eat in 10 minutes. All you have to do is cut the sweet apples into thick slices then dip in desired toppings.
  • Kid-friendly. If your kids like apples, they will love these vegan chocolate and granola apples. They can even help dip the apples and add their own simple toppings! 
  • Simple ingredients. This fun snack can be made with just 3 ingredients you likely already have on hand. 
  • Perfect for apple season. If you’ve already made Vegan Apple Pie, Apple Cranberry Crisp, and Vegan Apple Crumble, it’s time to make this easy apple snack. 
  • No-bake snack. No oven or appliance of any kind is needed. All you need is a sharp knife to slice the apples and a few bowls for dipping.

The Ingredients

This perfect healthy snack only requires 3 ingredients: 

ingredients for apple granola goodness measured out against a light surface
  • Apples: Any fresh apples of choice will work. Red Delicious, Granny Smith, Gala apples, Honeycrisp, Pink Lady and Fuji apples are great choices. 
  • Dairy-free chocolate: Use your favorite dairy-free chocolate. Vegan chocolate chips or chocolate chunks will melt the fastest.
  • Granola: We love these apple snacks topped with store-bought or homemade granola. If you’re interested in making your own, check out our Easy Peanut Butter Granola.

Topping Ideas

Don’t be afraid to switch it up from the granola. Here are a few simple and fun toppings to add to the apple slices: 

  • Nut butter: Swap out the plant-based chocolate for a creamy nut butter like almond butter, hazelnut butter, peanut butter, or sunflower seed butter if nut-free.
  • Crushed nuts or seeds
  • Hemp seeds
  • Coconut flakes: Desiccated coconut or smaller coconut flakes will stick on best.
  • Vegan caramel sauce
  • Dried fruit 
  • Dairy-free sprinkles or vegan chocolate chips 
  • Cinnamon
  • Pumpkin pie spice

How to Make Apple Snacks with Granola

  • 1) Slice the apples into spears or any desired shape.
  • 2) Melt the vegan chocolate chips in the microwave in 45-second increments, stirring in between. Be careful not to burn the plant-based chocolate – it’s easy to do! 
  • 3) Dip the apple spears into the hot vegan chocolate, then immediately dip them in granola of choice.
  • 4) Serve immediately or place the apple snacks in the fridge and chill until the vegan chocolate is hardened again.
several Healthy Apple Snacks with Granola against a white surface

Recipe FAQs

Is this snack gluten-free?

If you are gluten-free, make sure to use gluten-free granola or alternative gluten-free toppings. Not all granola is gluten-free because oats are often cross-contaminated. Always check the packaging or make your own at home with gluten-free certified ingredients.

Can I turn this apple snack into apple nachos?

Healthy apple nachos is a great option and variation of this snack. To make apple nachos, cut the apples into thin slices, spread the apple slices on a large plate in a single layer and drizzle the dairy-free chocolate and granola overtop, similar to making regular nachos.

What is the best type of apple to use?

This depends on your preference. If you like tart apples, use Granny Smith or McIntosh. If you prefer sweet apples, use Honeycrisp or Fuji. 

How do I prevent my apples from turning brown?

Aside from enjoying immediately, you can squeeze a bit of fresh lemon juice over the apples. The acid in the lemon juice helps prevent the fruit from oxidizing. Note that this will effect the flavor and can be very sour. 

Top Tips

  • Use cold apples. ​They make the best refreshing snack! 
  • Get the kids involved. Kids love snacking and this is a perfect example of a quick, healthy, and filling snack for little munchers. They can easily participate while preparing it – a great way to make memories! 
  • Use plain granola. ​A granola that doesn’t have a lot of “extras” like nuts, fruit, seeds, etc. will stick better to the vegan chocolate.
several completed Healthy Apple Snacks with Granola against a white surface

Can I make these easy apple snacks ahead of time?

You can, but they are best enjoyed fresh. Apples oxidize quickly once cut and exposed to air and will not keep well for more than a day in the fridge. For the best results, make the amount of apple snacks you want to snack on at the moment, and prep snacks that keep better like Hummus, Rosemary Crackers, Peanut Butter Oatmeal Balls, and Roasted Pumpkin Seeds for meal prepped snacks instead.

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Healthy Apple Snacks with Granola

5 from 57 votes
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 0 minutes
Total: 10 minutes
Servings: 4 to 6 servings
These Healthy Apple Snacks with Granola are known as Apple Granola Topped Goodness at our house. They're the best way to satisfy a sweet tooth while using healthy, delicious ingredients.

Ingredients 

  • 2 apples, sliced
  • ½ cup of granola
  • ½ cup of semi-sweet (non-dairy) chocolate chips

Instructions 

  • Slice the apples into spears.
  • Melt the vegan chocolate chips in a microwave in 45-second increments. If it’s not melted, stir and try again. Keep a close eye to not burn the plant-based chocolate. It's easy to do!
  • Dip the top of the slices lightly into the vegan chocolate and then immediately dip it in the granola. Put on a plate and enjoy, or throw in the refrigerator to chill.

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Notes

  • Use cold apples. ​They make the best refreshing snack! 
  • Get the kids involved. Kids love snacking and this is a perfect example of a quick, healthy, and filling snack for little munchers. They can easily participate while preparing it – a great way to make memories! 
  • Use plain granola. ​A granola that doesn’t have a lot of “extras” like nuts, fruit, seeds, etc. will stick better to the vegan chocolate.

Nutrition

Calories: 249kcalCarbohydrates: 35gProtein: 3gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 8mgPotassium: 284mgFiber: 5gSugar: 21gVitamin A: 60IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 33mgIron: 2mg

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Additional Info

Author: Jake
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Method: Microwave
Diet: Vegan
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  1. 5 stars
    These apple granola goodness were so easy to prepare and really delicious. Certainly going to prepare them more often!

  2. 5 stars
    This is the perfect snack for the kids after school! Such a great idea and super delicious. We love it!