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27 Need a sweet afternoon pick-me-up? These Chocolate Brownie Energy Bites are perfect for your kids' after-school snack time or to pack for lunch.

Chocolate Brownie Energy Bites

Need a healthy afternoon pick-me-up? These Chocolate Brownie Energy Bites are perfect for your kids' after-school snack time or as a sweet treat for lunch.

Need a healthy afternoon pick-me-up? These Chocolate Brownie Energy Bites are perfect for your kids’ after-school snack time or as a sweet treat for lunch.

Need a healthy afternoon pick-me-up? These Chocolate Brownie Energy Bites are perfect for your kids' after-school snack time or as a sweet treat for lunch.

It’s like clockwork: around 3 or 4 o’clock every day, my kids start rummaging through the pantry and fridge looking for a snack. And even if I’ve eaten a filling lunch, I usually start to crave a sweet snack in the afternoon, too. I don’t like to eat something heavy to ruin my dinner, though. Enter these Brownie Energy Bites from The Best Homemade Kids’ Snacks on the Planet!

Take a look at how easy these are to make.

My kids absolutely love these. I love that they only take a few minutes to make, and I can make a big batch at the beginning of the week so we have snacks ready! It really is all about planning. If you don’t have something healthier to grab, you’ll be more likely to grab the bag of chips or something at the drive-thru. Of course, we like to treat ourselves every now and then, but on a day to day basis, I like to have healthier options ready for little fingers to grab.

These are super simple to make, requiring just a handful of nutritious ingredients. They’re refined sugar-free and grain-free – if you’re allergic to nuts, you can try replacing the cashews with sunflower seeds. While these are perfect for snack time, you can even pack a couple of these in your kids’ lunch boxes as a sweet treat.

Everyone will love these delicious brownie energy bites, because who doesn’t love chocolate? :)

 

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Chocolate Brownie Energy Bites
 
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This recipe is from my cookbook The Best Homemade Kids' Snacks on the Planet.
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Recipe type: Snacks
Serves: 18 bites
Ingredients
  • 1 cup (145 g) raisins, packed
  • 1 cup (120 g) cashews
  • ¼ cup (20 g) cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • Pinch cinnamon
Instructions
  1. Place raisins in a medium bowl and cover with hot water. Let soak for 5 minutes to soften then drain.
  2. Add raisins and all remaining ingredients into a food processor and pulse until mixture turns into the consistency of sand. Remove blade from the unit.
  3. Using your hands, scoop out dough and form into balls on the palms of your hands.
  4. Chill for 30 minutes and enjoy. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for one week.
 

Looking for a delicious smoothie your kids will love? This Chocolate Covered Cherry Smoothie is full of fruity flavor, plus it's easy to make!

Chocolate Covered Cherry Smoothie

Looking for a delicious smoothie your kids will love? This Chocolate Covered Cherry Smoothie is full of fruity flavor, plus it’s easy to make!

With Valentine’s Day coming up, we’re bombarded with heart-shaped candies every time we go to the store. Of course I let my kids enjoy some candy on the special day, but I also like to show them I love them with a healthier Valentine’s treat. This pink Chocolate Covered Cherry Smoothie is perfect!

Looking for a delicious smoothie your kids will love? This Chocolate Covered Cherry Smoothie is full of fruity flavor, plus it's easy to make!

Looking for a delicious smoothie your kids will love? This Chocolate Covered Cherry Smoothie is full of fruity flavor, plus it's easy to make!

If you don’t know by now, my kids love smoothies. They beg for one as soon as they’re done with school work. It’s one snack request I never say no to! Smoothies are an awesome way to feed your kids nutritious fruits and veggies in a delicious, creamy drink. If you want more smoothie ideas your kids will love, check out these 10 Healthy Smoothies for Kids!

Now onto this delicious cherry smoothie! We love fresh cherries to munch on throughout the day, and of course we love chocolate. So why not combine the two in a smoothie? It’s a match made in delicious chocolate heaven.

All you have to do is add all the ingredients to a blender…

Looking for a delicious smoothie your kids will love? This Chocolate Covered Cherry Smoothie is full of fruity flavor, plus it's easy to make!

And blend! That’s it.

Want to see just how easy it is to make this smoothie? Check out this quick video:

 

Give your kids a healthier treat this Valentine’s Day that they’ll love just as much as the candy! They’ll never know they’re drinking something that’s actually healthy for them.

Chocolate Covered Cherry Smoothie
 
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Looking for a delicious smoothie your kids will love? This Chocolate Covered Cherry Smoothie is full of fruity flavor, plus it's easy to make!
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Recipe type: Smoothie
Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 ripe banana, frozen
  • 1 cup cherries, frozen
  • 2 tablespoons chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Place milk, banana, and cherries inside the blender, and blend until smooth. Add chocolate chips and blend, about 10 seconds, leaving some of the chip particles in the smoothie.
  2. Pour into two glasses and enjoy.
 

2 What better way to get more fruits and veggies in your kids' diet than a refreshing smoothie! Your kids will love these smoothies for breakfast or a snack.

10 Healthy Smoothies for Kids

What better way to get some fruits and veggies into your kids’ diet than a refreshing smoothie! These 10 healthy smoothies for kids are perfect for breakfast, lunch, or even a delicious snack.

I don’t know about your kids, but mine get so excited when I give them a smoothie! Maybe it reminds them of an Icee or other frozen drink, but I don’t complain because I know I’m feeding them something really nutritious. You can pack so many healthy foods into a smoothie (fruit, veggies, seeds, yogurt).

These healthy smoothies for kids are great to give your kids for breakfast, or send in fun smoothie pops for lunch. We also love them as after school snacks! The possibilities are endless with smoothies.

What better way to get more fruits and veggies in your kids' diet than a refreshing smoothie! Your kids will love these smoothies for breakfast or a snack.

1. Mango Peach Smoothie

What better way to get more fruits and veggies in your kids' diet than a refreshing smoothie! Your kids will love these smoothies for breakfast or a snack.

2. Blueberry Muffin Green Smoothie from Laura Fuentes

What better way to get more fruits and veggies in your kids' diet than a refreshing smoothie! Your kids will love these smoothies for breakfast or a snack.

3. Banana Mango Avocado Green Smoothie from Emilie Eats

What better way to get more fruits and veggies in your kids' diet than a refreshing smoothie! Your kids will love these smoothies for breakfast or a snack.

4. Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Breakfast Shake from Cooking Classy

What better way to get more fruits and veggies in your kids' diet than a refreshing smoothie! Your kids will love these smoothies for breakfast or a snack.

5. Almond Butter and Jelly Smoothie from In It For the Long Run

What better way to get more fruits and veggies in your kids' diet than a refreshing smoothie! Your kids will love these smoothies for breakfast or a snack.

6. Coconut Pie Smoothie from Laura Fuentes

What better way to get more fruits and veggies in your kids' diet than a refreshing smoothie! Your kids will love these smoothies for breakfast or a snack.

7. Breakfast Energy Smoothie from Deliciously Sprinkled

What better way to get more fruits and veggies in your kids' diet than a refreshing smoothie! Your kids will love these smoothies for breakfast or a snack.

8. Strawberry Banana Pineapple Smoothie from Averie Cooks

What better way to get more fruits and veggies in your kids' diet than a refreshing smoothie! Your kids will love these smoothies for breakfast or a snack.

9. Pineapple Green Smoothie from Laura Fuentes

What better way to get more fruits and veggies in your kids' diet than a refreshing smoothie! Your kids will love these smoothies for breakfast or a snack.

10. Healthy Banana Cream Pie Smoothie from Baker by Nature

What better way to get more fruits and veggies in your kids' diet than a refreshing smoothie! Your kids will love these smoothies for breakfast or a snack.

Kickstart a healthier year with this refreshing Mango Peach Smoothie! It's full of healthy fruit and makes for a great snack for kids.

Mango Peach Smoothie

If you’re looking to feed your kids healthier foods this year, this Mango Peach Smoothie is a great kickstart to a nutritious year!

Kickstart a healthier year with this refreshing Mango Peach Smoothie! It's full of healthy fruit and makes for a great snack for kids.

Smoothies are the perfect way to get more fruit into your kids’ diets! Every kid loves to slurp down a delicious fruit smoothie – it tastes like a sweet dessert. Your kid won’t even know how healthy it is because it’s so delicious!

The frozen fruit makes this smoothie really creamy, so I definitely recommend freezing your fruit ahead of time! I love to prep my fruit on the weekends in individual zip bags so I can grab-and-go as I blend. It makes for little prep time and the creamiest smoothie ever!

We love making snacks at home for our kids as they’re much healthier and cheaper than store-bought ones. The Best Homemade Kids’ Snacks on the Planet is full of healthy snack ideas that you’ll kids will love and can even help you make. It’s fun for everyone!

Mango Peach Smoothie
 
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This smoothie recipe is from Laura's cookbook The Best Homemade Kids' Snacks on the Planet.
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Recipe type: Snack
Serves: 2 servings
Ingredients
  • 1½ cups almond milk
  • 1 cup diced peaches, fresh or frozen
  • 1 cup chopped mango, fresh or frozen
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup ice
Instructions
  1. In a blender, combine almond milk, peaches, mango, vanilla. Blend well.
  2. Add ice and continue to blend until smooth. If it’s too thick, add a little more almond milk.
 

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