There are two things that are important to parents of small children. Fast and easy snacks and a readily available bathroom. We’ve mostly gotten past the need to have a bathroom within 20 seconds of us at all times but the need for snacks is one that may never go away. Seriously? Who doesn’t love having snacks waiting in the freezer or cupboard for you whenever you may need them?
While these don’t travel well, they are super fast and I find they’re a good size for my 3 year old. Not to mention they are so adaptable. Whatever sounds good to you… Try it! I’m betting they’ll turn out amazing.
They are rather hard when they first come out of the freezer, but after a few minutes they’ve warmed up enough that they’re easy to eat. They’re especially awesome on a hot summer day 🙂
Frosty No-Bake Granola Bars
Adapted from Oh She Glows
- 2 large overripe bananas
- 1 cup oats
- 1/2 cup crunchy cereal
- 2 tbsp pure maple syrup(or any other sweetener you use)
- 2 tbsp peanut butter or other nut or seed butter
- 2 tbsp semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 2 tbsp dried cranberries or other fruit
- 2 – 4 tsp cocoa powder
Line a muffin pan with paper liners, or use a silicone muffin pan for easy removal. Mash the bananas. Add wet ingredients and cocoa powder and mix well. Add all other ingredients, mix well then press into prepared muffin tin. Freeze at least 60 minutes before serving.
Angela from Oh She Glows recommends eating them while they’re still soft, but we like keeping them in the freezer for easy snacks. We also use a homemade cereal that stays crunchy but use whatever you have. I’ve even used toasted buckwheat before and it works really well and stays crunchy.