Two Simple Treats Make with Your Kids for Thanksgiving

Mini Apple Pie Bites Make a Great Dessert and the Holiday Blessing Mix is Great for the Game

By Jennifer Sheran, publisher Macaroni Kid McDonough, Stockbridge, Hampton, Locust Grove November 15, 2022

Good food is central to Thanksgiving day. These two recipes are simple and easy crowd pleasers that your kids can help make. My son and I had fun creating these mini apple pie bites and the Blessing Mix. 

Mini Apple Pie Bites

These mini apple pie bites smell as good as they taste. This is a fun and simple recipe for holiday party appetizers or a dessert tray. The bite size pieces make the perfect portions. The leftovers are great for breakfast. You can swap out apples for cherries, peaches or berries. Top with a spoonful of vanilla ice cream for dessert or drizzle with caramel sauce.

2 packages of crescent rolls
2 Granny Smith apples peeled - sliced or chopped
1 cup chopped pecans
3 tablespoons butter, melted
1/2 cup light brown sugar (I used Stevia brown sugar)
Apple Pie spice

  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Unroll the Crescent rolls and lay them on the backing sheet.
  • Sprinkle each section with brown sugar and apple pie spice.
  • Sprinkle each section with chopped pecans.
  • Dip apples in butter.
  • Put thin slices of apple or 1 tbsp. of chopped apples at the widest part of the roll.
  • Roll the crescent roll from widest end to smallest end.
  • Brush any remaining butter on the rolls and sprinkle with apple pie spice.
  • Cook according to Crescent roll package directions.

Thanksgiving Blessing Mix

This mix has a perfect blend of sweet and salty. It is super easy to pull together. The biggest challenge is finding candy corn after Halloween. This mix makes a great party food and is a nice gift to wrap up for friends and teachers. Each ingredient has a special meaning noted in the printable pictured below.

1 bag Bugles
2-3 cups pretzels - small, traditional pretzel shape
1 cup candy corn
1 cup dried fruit (I used raisins)
Nuts &/or seeds (I used pecans)
M&Ms (2 share size bags)
Hershey's Kisses - 1 bag unwrapped kisses

  • Mix all ingredients in a bowl