Howdy friends, and Happy Friday!
So I know it’s August, and that’s usually when you send your kiddos off to school yet again for another fun-filled school year! *sarcasm. Unless your kid’s school doesn’t have complicated 5th grade math homework, book reports, mandatory fitness gram pacer tests in PE, and 10-minute recess. In that case, what school is it and can I still attend at 25 years old?
At any rate, your kids may have already started, or the dun dun-style Jaws music is already blaring in their heads as school approaches (or does everyone enjoy school and I was the only one who dreaded it?). But either way, if you’re a nice mom or dad (which you are, right?), you’ll want to make their start back as smooth and pleasant as possible. And to me, that means quitting school and moving to Disneyland. KIDDING (I’m not). But SERIOUSLY, you’ll want to bake them some of these fantastic snacks I’ve rounded up for you!
Okay, and let me clarify this whole ‘snack’ business. So when I used to come home from school, my grandma was in charge of watching my siblings and I until my parents got off of work. My grandma would give us a healthy snack called ‘Twinkies’. Or sometimes we’d get an all-natural treat called ‘Nutty Bars.’ So clearly, brain food was at the fore-front and of the highest priority. But as a kid, you don’t really think, man, this Nutty Bar is impairing my thought process while I work this Pythagorean theorum! You think, screw apples, this is badass! (Again, this may be a little bit autobiographical here).
So yeah. Maybe these treats aren’t so much ‘snacks’ as they are after-dinner desserts. Or once-in-awhile treats. I’ll let you decide since you’re the parent 🙂 (But if I were in charge, Homemade Oatmeal Cream Pies all DAY, yo!)
Peanut Butter & Jelly Bars – like the sandwich, but with cookies. You’re welcome.
Copycat Hostess Cupcakes – so much easier to make a big batch than splurge on the store brand!
Fudgy Frosted Brownies – like Cosmic Brownies but even FUDGIER.
Blueberry Streusel Cookies – if muffins and cookies had a baby, these would be it!
Copycat Lieges – a great treat to send with the kids to school! Pair with fresh fruit!
Lofthouse Sugar Cookie Bars – dye the frosting the same color as your kiddo’s school!
Magic Marshmallow Muffins – make these with your kids the night before and pack ’em in their lunch the next day!
No Bake Cookie Dough Brownie Bombs – make your kiddo’s fave cookie dough flavor!
Nutty Buddy Popcorn – a good way to control the chocolate your kid eats 🙂
Copycat Oatmeal Creme Pies – way easier to whip up in a big batch, & more cost-effective!
Orange Creamsicle Cupcakes – think how giddy they’ll be when they see this in their lunch!
Perfect Brown Butter Rice Krispy Treats – nothing beats the homemade version of this classic!
Pumpkin Spice Candied Nuts – a fun way to introduce kids to good-for-you nuts!
S’mores Cookie Bars – gooey, chewy & delicious… and will remind them of the fun summer they had!
Texas Sheet Cake Bites – fun, poppable treats that are a great pick-me-up midday!
Thick & Chewy Monster Cookies – so fun and delicious!
Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies – who doesn’t love a gooey, classic chocolate chip cookie!?
The Best Peanut Butter Cookies – gluten-free and packed with peanutty goodness!