Now that the kids are back in school, I get to hear all about their day when they get home. But before I get to ask them about their day, without fail they always say “Mom, I’m hungry can I have a snack?” Sometimes we have fruit on hand, other times it might be cereal, but lately I have been making them a sweet treat each Friday to enjoy.
Using products like Peter Pan Simply Ground Peanut Butter and Snack Pack Naturals I can give them a tasty treat I feel good about thanks to better for them foods! The Peter Pan Simply Ground boasts yummy peanut butter with a bit of crunch and no artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives. Plus, it’s 100% natural, Non-GMO project verified. The Snack Pack Naturals are creamy puddings made with All Natural Ingredients like real milk, cocoa, sugar, and nothing artificial. You can get them in chocolate, vanilla and chocolate vanilla swirl. They are great to enjoy on their own or in the recipe we are showcasing below!
Two of the after-school snacks they ask for are the No-Bake Chocolate and Peanut Butter Cookies and the Mini S’mores Pie. Both are super easy to make and ready in just a few minutes from start to finish. First up are the no bake cookies. These cookies only have 8 ingredients and are made right on your stove top.
No Bake Cookies Ingredient List:
- 8 tablespoons Butter, cut up
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 3/4 cups sugar
- 3 tablespoons Baking Cocoa (unsweetened)
- 1/4 teaspoon Salt
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla
- 1/2 cup Peanut Butter
- 3 cups Quick Cooking Oats
To make the no bake cookies you start by putting your butter into a 6-quart pot over medium-high heat. Once it starts melting I add my milk, sugar, and cocoa. Stir continuously while it combines, then allow to come to a rolling boil for one minute, remove from heat. Add salt, vanilla, and Peter Pan Simply Ground Peanut Butter to the mixture and combine (make sure Peanut Butter is melted completely). Lastly, add the oats and stir until they are coated.
Lay parchment paper on a baking pan and add no bake cookies to the pan by the spoonful. Allow to set for 15-30 minutes until no bake cookies are firm. Although, I like to eat some of the no bake cookies right out of the pot while it’s hot and gooey (YUM!). This is a great (and tasty) snack for kids to enjoy after school.
Another, less time in the kitchen, more time with my kid’s snack are these Mini S’mores Pies. They are super easy to make and kids will love lending a hand in making these.
All you need for these mini s’mores pie is the Snack Pack Naturals in chocolate, mini pie crusts, and mini marshmallows. To make spoon the pudding into the pie crust and top with your mini marshmallows. You can enjoy just like that or pop under the broiler to brown the marshmallows a bit.
Being a busy mom, cheer coach and wife, I want to spend less time in the kitchen and more time with the ones I love. But I also want to give them the things they enjoy. Both of these A+ eats are perfect for after school without me having to take too much time away from my little ones. Are you ready to create some tasty treats like these no-bake cookies and mini s’mores pie for your after school treats?
You can find Snack Pack Naturals, Peter Pan Simply Ground and more after school snack items like Chef Boyardee and Mission Tortilla, all at your neighborhood Fred Meyer stores. Right now you can even save on Snack Pack Naturals and Peter Pan Simply Ground!
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