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4 Tasty Back-to-School Snacks

Aug 08, 2017 09:08AM ● Published by Melanie Heisinger

Courtesy of AllRecipe.com. 

It's almost time for your children to head back to school, and that means it's lunch-packing season. If you're interested in changing up the menu, we've put together a few easy snack ideas that your child will love. 

Whole Wheat Blueberry Muffins

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 pint fresh blueberries

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease 12 muffin cups, or line with paper liners. Whisk together the flour, sugar, salt, and baking powder in a large bowl.
  2. Whisk vegetable oil, egg, milk, and applesauce together in a separate bowl until smooth, and stir the liquid ingredients into the flour mixture until moistened. Lightly stir in the blueberries. Spoon the batter into the prepared muffin cups, filling them 2/3 full.
  3. Bake muffins in the preheated oven until they rise and the tops are golden brown, about 20 minutes. A toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin should come out clean.
View full recipe at AllRecipes.com.

Easy Snack Wraps

Ingredients

  • 12 (10 inch) flour tortillas
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
  • 1 head lettuce
  • 1 (6 ounce) package sliced deli-style turkey
  • 2 cups shredded carrots
  • 2 cups minced tomato

Directions

  1. Spread cream cheese evenly over the tortillas. Top the cream cheese with lettuce leaves. Arrange the turkey slices in even layers on top of the lettuce. Sprinkle the carrots and tomato over the turkey slices. Roll the tortillas into wraps. Cut the wraps diagonally into bite-sized pieces. Secure with toothpicks.
View full recipe at AllRecipes.com.

Homemade Granola Bars

Ingredients

  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease a 9-inch square baking dish.
  2. Spread the oats and coconut evenly across a baking sheet.
  3. Toast oats and coconut in preheated oven until browned, about 10 minutes; transfer to a large mixing bowl.
  4. Mix honey, peanut butter, vanilla extract, and salt in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Cook and stir until smooth. Pour the honey mixture over the oats and coconut; stir to coat. Spread the mixture evenly into the prepared baking dish.
  5. Bake in preheated oven until beginning to dry, about 15 minutes for crunchy granola bars, less if you like them chewy. Cool completely before cutting.
View full recipe at AllRecipes.com.


Homemade Fruit Leather

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 4 cups peeled, cored and chopped apple
  • 4 cups peeled, cored and chopped pears

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 150 degrees F (65 degrees C). Cover a baking sheet with a layer of plastic wrap or parchment paper.
  2. In the container of a blender, combine the sugar, lemon juice, apple and pear. Cover and puree until smooth. Spread evenly on the prepared pan. Place the pan on the top rack of the oven.
  3. Bake for 5 to 6 hours, leaving the door to the oven partway open. Fruit is dry when the surface is no longer tacky and you can tear it like leather. Roll up on the plastic wrap and store in an airtight jar.
View full recipe at AllRecipes.com.


All recipes courtesy of AllRecipe.com.

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