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After School Snack Ideas

After School Snack Ideas

With school starting later this month, I wanted to share a few favorite After School Snack Ideas that our girls enjoyed when they were young. Simple and easy to prepare, these snacks will satisfy kids of all ages–young and old. Our daughters always rode the 

Chocolate Peanut Butter Meringue Pie

Chocolate Peanut Butter Meringue Pie

Chocolate Peanut Butter Meringue Pie is so yummy and delicious. Creamy Chocolate pudding perfectly touched with peanut butter and topped with a fluffy meringue that melts in your mouth. It’s sure to please anyone who has ever craved such a pairing. (Recipe modified with new 

Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

These energy bars are filled with all kinds of natural goodness. My daughters and I love them and they are so easy to make. Peanut Butter. Oats. Nuts. Chocolate. Fruits and Honey. Click to Tweet

My daughters and I absolutely love these Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars. They are so easy to make and wonderful to snack on when you need a boost of energy in the afternoon or evening. 

They’re filled with all kinds of natural goodness. Old-fashioned rolled oats. Three kinds of nuts. Wheat germ. Dried fruit (cranberries, blueberries or cherries). Chocolate. Sunflower seeds. And creamy peanut butter and honey to hold it all together.

Shopping List for Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

  • old-fashioned rolled oats
  • whole almond
  • whole cashews
  • pecan halves
  • semi-sweet mini chocolate chips
  • wheat germ
  • dried fruit (cranberries, blueberries, or cherries)
  • sunflower seeds
  • ground cinnamon
  • sea salt
  • creamy peanut butter
  • honey

Instructions for this Recipe

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. On a large baking sheet, spread out old-fashioned rolled oats and toast in oven for 10 minutes. Please oats in large mixing bowl.

Line an 8 x 8″ baking pan with waxed paper.

In a food processor, grind almonds, cashews, and pecans for about 10-15 seconds, leaving some large chunks.

Making Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

Add nuts to the bowl, along with chocolate chips, wheat germ, dried fruit (cranberries, blueberries, or chopped cherries), sunflower seeds, cinnamon, and salt. Mix everything together until combined.

In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine peanut butter and honey. Stir this until it melts and turns smooth. You do not want this to come to a boil, so maybe 3-5 minutes.

Making Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

Pour peanut sauce over oat mixture and mix well with a wooden spoon.

Scoop mixture into prepared baking pan and press down, using a spatula to make it smooth and even. Place in freezer for 15 minutes. Remove and cut into 16 bars.

You may store these energy bars in plastic wrap or a container for 2 weeks–but they probably won’t last that long! This recipe will make 16 bars.

See more Snacks Here, including my Chewy Granola Bars. 

Recipe for Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

Here's a delicious recipe my daughters and I absolutely LOVE. And it's so easy to make. Enjoy!
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Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Dried Fruit, Healthy Alternatives, Honey, Nuts, Old-Fashioned Oats, Peanut Butter, Trail Bars
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 17 minutes
Freeze: 15 minutes
Total Time: 47 minutes
Servings: 18 bars

Equipment

Baking Sheet
Cuisinart Food Processor
Cuisinart Cookware
Square Baking Pan

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1 cup whole almonds
  • 1/2 cup whole cashews
  • 1/2 cup pecan halves
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet mini chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup wheat germ
  • 1/3 cup dried fruit cranberries, blueberries, cherries
  • 1/4 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup honey

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. On a large baking sheet, spread out old-fashioned oats and toast in oven for 10 minutes. Please oats in large mixing bowl.
  • Line an 8 x 8" baking pan with waxed paper.
  • In a food processor, grind almonds, cashews, and pecans for about 10-15 seconds, leaving some large chunks. Add nuts to the bowl, along with chocolate chips, wheat germ, dried cranberries, sunflower seeds, cinnamon, and salt. Mix to combine.
  • In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine peanut butter and honey. Stir this until it melts and turns smooth, 3-5 minutes. Mixture will not come to a boil.
  • Pour peanut butter sauce over oat mixture and mix well.
  • Scoop mixture into prepared baking pan and press down, using a spatula to make it smooth and even. Place in freezer for 15 minutes. Remove and cut into 16 bars. Store individually in plastic wrap or container for 2 weeks--but they probably won't last that long! Makes 18 bars.

Nutrition

Calories: 282kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 133mg | Potassium: 287mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 6IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 2mg
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Frozen Peanut Butter Pie

Frozen Peanut Butter Pie

This Frozen Peanut Butter Pie is a fun recipe when you want a cool dessert. Perfect for summertime!  When I was a girl, I remember my mom brought home a frozen pie from the grocery store. And we thought Heaven had come down to Earth! 

Chewy Granola Bars

Chewy Granola Bars

I worked months on this recipe for Chewy Granola Bars to get it just right. We love it. I hope you will too. When our daughters were younger, we vacationed nearly every summer in the mountains. One year, I wanted to make most of the 

Homemade Hoisin Sauce

Homemade Hoisin Sauce

I use Hoisin Sauce when I make Orange Chicken. But I don’t always have the product in my pantry. For those times, here’s my recipe for Homemade Hoisin Sauce. It works very well and is easy to make.

For those who might not know, Hoisin Sauce is a sweet-spicy condiment used in Asian dishes. But you could also use it as a dipping sauce for spring rolls or for my Egg Roll Recipe. 

Most of the ingredients are basics that I keep in my pantry. Two of the less used items are rice vinegar and peanut oil. The rest are pretty common to most households.

 

Ingredients Needed to Make Homemade Hoisin Sauce

  • soy sauce (low sodium)
  • creamy peanut butter
  • honey
  • rice vinegar
  • peanut oil
  • hot sauce
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • garlic powder

 

Instructions for Making This Recipe

Gather all your ingredients so that you have everything close at hand on the counter or table.

Place all ingredients in a blender dish. Blend for 30-40 seconds until thoroughly combined.

Use as directed in recipe. You may store unused sauce for up to 7 days in the refrigerator.

This recipe will make 1/2 cup.

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Homemade Hoisin Sauce

I use this sauce for my Orange Chicken recipe. But I don't always have the sauce in my pantry. For those times, here's a recipe I use in its place.
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Course: Sauces
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: Asian Ingredients, Chinese Food, DIY
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 6 servings

Equipment

Glass Measuring Cups
Measuring Tools
Rubber Spatula
KitchenAid Blender

Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons soy sauce low sodium
  • 2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 teaspoons rice vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons peanut oil
  • 3 drops hot sauce
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder

Instructions

  • Place all ingredients in blender dish. Blend for 30-40 seconds until thoroughly combined. Use as directed in recipe. Makes 1/2 cup.

Nutrition

Calories: 62kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 708mg | Potassium: 64mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 1mg
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