Honey-Nut Protein Bites – High Protein Snack Food for After School

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    These healthy and super easy energy bites are made with Honey Nut Cheerios, Natural Peanut Butter, honey and a few other secret ingredients. Whip up a batch for your kids for an after school snack!

    My kids are going back to school on Wednesday (YAY!) and I usually make a special snack for them when they get home from school that first day.  I am trying to plan ahead this year so I started to think about high protein low fat snacks that would fill them up, but not have a ton of sugar.  I decided to go to Price Chopper Supermarket for some inspiration, of course I had to bring my daughter Hannah with me for help (and also because she loves the little shopping carts).

    Shopping for cheerios

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    I saw that Honey Nut Cheerios were on sale for $1.77 per box this week, and I had a coupon to make them only $0.77 per box!!!    This gave me an idea for some sort of snack bites, but I needed another item besides Peanut Butter to add as a filler to keep them together.

    Dairy aisle

    I swung by the Dairy Aisle to pick up some yogurt and realized that I could get Yoplait Greek Yogurt for only $0.60 per cup with a coupon, this would be the perfect binder for my bites!

    Inspired, I came home ready to create a recipe for Honey-Nut Protein Bites.  These will be the perfect after school snacks for them!

    Here is how you make them (Recipe adapted from 5DollarDinners.com)
    1.) Measure out 3 cups of Honey Nut Cheerios.  Place in ziploc bag and break them into crumbs with a rolling pin or spoon.  This will bring them down to about 2 cups.

     

    2.) Combine Cheerios in a large bowl and add 1 cup of unsweetened coconut.

     

    3.) Add in 2 Tbsp of Yoplait Greek Yogurt.

     

    4.) Add 2/3 of a cup natural peanut butter (I used crunchy this time for extra protein).

     

    5.) Add 1/4 cup of honey.

     

    6.) Add in 1 cup of mini chocolate chips.

     

    7.) Stir together and roll into small balls.

     

    8.) Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

     

    9.) Serve to hungry children when they get home from school.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Here is a printable version of this recipe:

    Honey-Nut Protein Bites - High Protein Snack Food for After School
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    Serves: 15 bites
     
    Ingredients
    • 2 cups of crushed Honey-Nut Cheerios
    • 1 cup Unsweetened Coconut
    • 2 Tbsp Yoplait Greek Yogurt
    • 2/3 cup of Natural Peanut Butter
    • 1/3 cup Honey
    • 1 cup Mini Chocolate Chips
    Instructions
    1. ) Measure out 3 cups of Honey Nut Cheerios. Place in ziploc bag and break them into crumbs with a rolling pin or spoon. This will bring them down to apron 2 cups worth.
    2. ) Add 1 cup of unsweetened coconut.
    3. ) Add in 2 Tbsp of Yoplait Greek Yogurt
    4. ) Add 2/3 of a cup Natural Peanut Butter (I used Crunchy this time for extra protein)
    5. ) Add 1/4 cup of honey
    6. ) Add in 1 cup of Mini Chocolate Chips
    7. ) Stir together and roll into small balls
    8. ) Refrigerate for at least 1 hour
    9. ) Serve to hungry children when they get home from school

     

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