With school beginning, I am already at a loss for what snacks the kids can bring to school. Our school is nut free, so it makes it a little harder to come up with ideas. This is an easy, nut-free option that is yummy and filled with protein. I make these ahead of time and cut them into squares and wrap individually to freeze. While I am packing my kids’ lunches, I throw one in for their mid morning snack.
- 1 cup sunbutter
- 1 cup maple syrup
- 1/2 cup bittersweet chocolate
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 1/2 cups organic oats (regular or gluten free)
- 2 1/2 cups organic sprouted rice krisps (you can also use Rice Krispies)
- In a sauce pan combine the sunbutter, maple syrup, chocolate and vanilla and cook until everything is melted together.
- Add the oats and rice krisps and stir to combine.
- Cut a piece of parchment paper that will fit the bottom of a 7×11 baking dish with a few inches hanging over the sides. Add the parchment paper to the dish, so you can easily pull out the bars when they cool.
- Press the mixture into the bottom and make sure to spread over the entire bottom of the parchment covered dish.
- Put in the freezer to set for about 20 minutes.
- Remove the dish from the freezer and lift the parchment paper out and set on a flat surface so you can cut the bars into squares.
- Wrap each square so your kids can easily grab the snacks for their lunch box or after school. These freeze really well too.