5 No-Bake, Make-Ahead After School Snacks

5 No-Bake, Make-Ahead Snacks for After School - MOMables.com

School is coming soon whether we’re ready or not, and it’s time to start getting back into our normal routines. That includes healthy lunches and snacks for our kids!

We all know this too well- it’s 3 o’clock, the kids are back home from school, and immediately you hear, “Mom, can I please have a snack??” Before you reach for the chips or cookies, check out our list of 5 no-bake after school snacks that are easy to make ahead of time and ready as soon as you get home. Most importantly, your kids will LOVE them!

1. No-Bake Energy Bites

No Bake Energy Bites - MOMables.com

Make a big batch of these energy bites and have snack time set for the week! These bites are customizable to your taste preferences and can be easily made gluten- and nut-free. Not only will your kids love them, but so will you!

2. Frozen Yogurt Shapes

Frozen Yogurt Shapes - MOMables.com

Blend, pour, freeze. It doesn’t get simpler than that. Made simply from yogurt and berries, these delicious frozen treats are great on a hot day after school. Use silicone molds in fun shapes to get your kids excited!

3. Homemade Larabars

Homemade Lara Bars - MOMables.com

Larbars are great snacks to grab-and-go, but save some money and make your own! They’re made with only a few simple ingredients, so you don’t have to worry about added sugar in preservatives in normal store-bought granola bars. Make a batch at the beginning of the week to have ready for after school snacking!

4. 3-Ingredient Peanut Butter Pudding

3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Pudding - MOMables.com

You can make this snack ahead of time and refrigerate it, but it takes less than 5 minutes to whip it up right when the kids get home from school. Feel free to use another nut or seed butter if your child has an allergy. Everyone will enjoy this delectable treat after a long day.

5. Homemade Dairy-Free Yogurt Drinks

Homemade Dairy-Free Yogurt Drinks - MOMables.com

No more worrying about the crazy amounts of sugar and fake ingredients in store-bought yogurt pops. Make your own inexpensive dairy-free yogurt drinks! Whip up these easy drinks before school or the night before, and the kids can get them straight out of the refrigerator after school!

Check back next week here on MOMables.com for 8 Nut-Free Lunch Ideas!

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Laura Fuentes is the founder of MOMables and a mom to 3 kids. She's the Author of 3 cookbooks, has competed (and won!) on Food Network, is a TODAY Food contributor, has a column on the Huffington Post and creates recipes for numerous print magazines. She also produces recipe videos for the MOMables YouTube Channel.