No-Bake Candy Apple Donuts

The following recipe and photography is courtesy of Lauren Schulte. To see more of her bites and meals, visit her Instagram @TheBiteSizePantry.

I’ve become obsessed with donut-ifying whatever fruit or food I can get my hands on lately. Since it’s officially apple season, I thought making No-Bake Candy Apple Donuts would be a fun way to celebrate.  If you ask me, fall seems to start earlier and earlier with every year.

No Bake Candy Apple Donuts

I remember the good ol’ days when summer wouldn’t end until after Labor Day, none of this pumpkin spice in August nonsense. Listen to me, I sound like an old woman. I remember back in my day…What hasn’t changed is the need for healthy, brain-power snacks that kids need to keep them fueled for the day. That’s where I come in to help!

No-Bake Candy Apple Donuts


For the Apples

  • 3 apples, cut into 1/2” thick slices
  • 2 cup water + juice of 1 lemon

For the Frosting

  • 1/2 cup peanut butter, creamy and natural (or sunflower seed butter for nut-free option)
  • 1 tbsp. cocoa powder

For the Toppings

  • Green and/or red apples (I personally like the red ones best for this)
  • Peanut butter
  • Cocoa powder
  • Sprinkles
  • Nuts
  • Granola
  • Mini chocolate chips
  • Any other toppings you or your kids like


  1. Cut small circles out in the middle of each apple slice.
  2. Soak the apple rings into the water and lemon juice mixture for 5-10 minutes. Pat dry completely.
  3. Mix together the peanut butter and cocoa powder until smooth and well combined. Slather over each slice.
  4. Add the toppings of choice.

No-Bake Candy Apple Donuts

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Lauren Schulte
Posted by: Lauren Schulte
This is the place where I share simple and quality recipes that readers can easily make at home. I’m cooking up some fun in the kitchen in a really delicious way!

Well hello there! I’m Lauren “just a girl from Cleveland” and I really love food! I started cooking at age 6 when I put a half cup of baking soda into a batch of cookies instead of a half teaspoon. Because…what’s the worst that could happen, right? The cookies were a spectacular fail and it got me interested in cooking.

I’m a family taught cook and I say that instead of “self-taught” because it was with my family where I developed my love for cooking. Anyone can achieve what they want and they don’t have to follow the traditional path to do it. Thanks to the wonderful internet world I’ve been able to pursue my dream of cooking, all while staying at home. Sometimes it seems like a lot, but like I said, I just love food! And I love sharing that love with others.

Obviously food is my greatest passion in life, but I suppose there is a little more to me than just food. I am a fur-mama to two wonderful rescue pups, Herbie and Nelly and, our cat Grayson, who are all part of The Bite Size Pantry household. They love to follow me around in the kitchen and make the cleanup process a whole lot simpler. Simplicity is the main part of all my recipes, quick and simple meals with a creative uniqueness. And my mission in the kitchen is to make food, fun, accessible and simple for all.

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