Disney Book Group sponsored this post and inspired me to make this bedtime snack.
It’s the third week of school and bedtime still seems to be a surprise event in my house. I’ll admit, it’s still light out at 7 p.m. and that certainly makes it hard to fall asleep…but, why aren’t my kids even remotely tired?!
“I need more water.”
“I have to use the bathroom.”
“Can you read me another story?”
“I’m still hungry. Can I have something to eat?”
You’re nodding your head, aren’t you? 🤣
Usually, my kids will eat a quick snack before bed in an effort to curb that last request. Sometimes it’s a cheese stick, sometimes a few crackers. Other times, my boys will split a cup of yogurt.
But, since it’s the beginning of the year, and I’m feeling ambitious, I decided to make a new bedtime snack to get them ready for a full night’s rest.
We recently got an air fryer (and OMGosh, I love it!), so I decided to make Apple Pie Egg Rolls after being inspired by recipes I found in the air fryer’s manual. Plus, it’s fall, so we all may have more apples than we know what to do with!
- 2 apples, peeled, cored and diced
- 6 tbsp. unsalted butter
- ¼ cup of sugar
- pinch of salt
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- ½ tsp. cinnamon
- 2 tbsp. all-purpose flour
- 2 tbsp. lemon juice
- 6 egg roll wrappers
- 2 tbsp melted butter (for sealing egg roll wrappers)
- non-stick cooking spray
- Using a large saute pan, add unsalted butter, apples, sugar, flour, cinnamon, salt, lemon juice and vanilla and bring to a simmer on medium high heat. Simmer for 2-3 minutes.
- Reduce heat to medium-low and continue to simmer for another 2-3 minutes.
- Remove the pan from heat and allow the apple mixture to cool. Set aside.
- Lay out your egg roll wrappers on a cutting board in a diamond shape.
- Brush the melted butter along the edges of all wrappers.
- Place 2 tablespoons of the apple mixture in the center of each wrapper. Leave about 1 inch of space along all edges.
- Find the end nearest to you and fold it over the filling to seal. Then fold each left and right side over and roll the wrapper into a cylinder shape.
- Spray your air fryer basket with non-stick cooking spray.
- Place egg rolls next to each other carefully in the basket. Try to leave a bit of space between each one.
- Cook at 390 degrees for 8-10 minutes.
- Sprinkle the egg rolls with powdered sugar or cinnamon before serving.
- Serve immediately.
These egg rolls were seriously crunchy and so delicious! Such a nice after-dinner treat. Not to mention, if you have company over, these are great to feed a crowd. They don’t take nearly as long to bake as a pie does, and doubling the recipe is a cinch.
Besides yummy snacks, bedtime can certainly be a bit more exciting when a new book is introduced. Especially, if it’s funny!
Sleepy, the Goodnight Buddy is a “hilarious twist on a classic bedtime story.”
From the best-selling author of The Day the Crayons Quit, Drew Daywalt’s latest book tells the story of Roderick who hates going to bed. Roderick has come up with all kinds of ways to delay bedtime and his loving parents are fed-up with the distractions.
Roderick’s parents decide to get him a stuffed animal to cuddle with to help him settle, but Roderick soon gets a taste of his own medicine thanks to his stuffed friend’s antics.
It’s a pretty funny story, and my kids were laughing out loud while listening. After the story, I said to them, “now you know how I feel!” 😂
If you’re looking for a new book to get the kids ready for bedtime, I highly recommend this one. The illustrations by Scott Campbell are beautiful and colorful and bring home the LOLs.
Good luck tonight!