Summer is over and the kids are going back to school, which means parents are going to need some tasty treats to serve their kids after school. I know when I was in elementary, middle and high school I was ALWAYS hungry when 3:00 came around. It is easy for kids to grab a bag of chips from the vending machine, or eat a plain granola bar when they want something to eat after a long day at school, but where's the fun in that?
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|Make your own granola bars for a healthy and delicious after-school snack.|
Parents, here are ten after school snacks you can easily make for your kids when their grumbling tummies are searching for something to eat. Oh and they are quite nutritious as well.
10. Homemade Granola Bars
If you want to give your kids an updated version of a regular snack, make homemade granola bars rather than the store bought kind. You can eliminate a lot of the added hydrogenated oils and high-fructose corn syrup found in factory-made granola bars by making delicious and nutritious versions at home. Make the bar out of old-fashion oats, nuts, a couple tablespoons of oil, salt, brown sugar, honey and vanilla extract, then add any combination of dried fruit like cranberries, cherries or raisins and a little extra sweetness from peanut butter chips, chocolate chips or white chocolate chips.More »