NILLA Harvest "Cake" Bites

4  Ratings
  • 30 min prep
  • 7 hr total
  • Makes 12 servings.

These stunning bite-size no-bake desserts stack up NILLA Wafers with the flavors of apple juice and apple butter, then cover them with a sweet candy coating.

NILLA Harvest "Cake" Bites Recipe


  • 36 NILLA Wafers, divided
  • 1 Tbsp. apple juice
  • 1/3 cup apple butter
  • 4 oz. EACH white candy coating wafers and milk chocolate candy coating wafers (about 3/4 cup each)
  •  Assorted decorations: colored sprinkles, small round candies, coarse sugar, decorating icings, Thanksgiving- or Harvest-themed sprinkles, orange and yellow nonpareils and/or additional melted vanilla candy wafers tinted orange and yellow


  • Brush  flat sides of 24 NILLA Wafers evenly with 2 tsp. juice, then spread with apple butter.
  • Place  remaining wafers, rounded sides up, on wax paper-covered baking sheet; brush with remaining juice. Top each with 2 apple butter-topped wafers, apple butter sides down.
  • Refrigerate  6 hours or until firm enough to handle.
  • Melt  white candy coating wafers as directed on package. Dip 12 NILLA stacks, one at a time, into melted candy coating, turning to evenly coat all sides of each stack with candy coating. Return to baking sheet. Add decorations as desired.
  • Repeat  with milk chocolate candy coating, remaining wafer stacks and decorations.
  • Refrigerate  30 min. or until candy coating is firm. Keep refrigerated.

Recipe Tips

Size WiseAllow yourself both the time and attention to savor the flavor of this sweet treat.

VariationPrepare using 1 pkg. (4 oz.) EACH white and semi-sweet baking chocolate, melted as directed on package, and/or substituting pumpkin butter for the apple butter.

For Easier DippingSome brands of candy coating wafers melt to a thicker consistency than others. If the brand you are using is not smooth enough for easy dipping when microwaved as directed, stir up to 1 tsp. oil into the 4 oz. melted candy coating until coating is of desired dipping consistency. If melted candy coating becomes too firm for easy dipping as it sits, reheat in microwave just until warmed before using to coat the wafer stacks. For best results, keep the stacked cakes refrigerated until ready to dip them in the melted candy coating wafers. And remove just a few stacks from the refrigerator at a time.


Nutrition Information

Makes 12 servings.

Nutrition per serving:

    • Calories 180 
    • Total fat 8 g
    • Saturated fat 6 g
    • Cholesterol 0 mg
    • Sodium 65 mg
    • Carbohydrate 27 g
    • Dietary fiber 0 g
    • Total sugars 23 g
    •     Includes added sugars 21 g
    • Protein <1 g
    • Vitamin A 0 %DV
    • Vitamin C 0 %DV
    • Vitamin D 0 %DV
    • Calcium 0 %DV
    • Iron 2 %DV
    • Potassium 0 %DV
    • n/a indicates that data is not available

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