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

Published on September 1, 2014 By Lauren

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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).

high protein low fat snacks

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.

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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:

high protein low fat snacks

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

Print Pin Rate
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 15 bites
Author: Lauren Greutman

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

  • ) 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.
  • ) Add 1 cup of unsweetened coconut.
  • ) Add in 2 Tbsp of Yoplait Greek Yogurt
  • ) Add 2/3 of a cup Natural Peanut Butter (I used Crunchy this time for extra protein)
  • ) Add 1/4 cup of honey
  • ) Add in 1 cup of Mini Chocolate Chips
  • ) Stir together and roll into small balls
  • ) Refrigerate for at least 1 hour
  • ) Serve to hungry children when they get home from school

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