I don’t know about your kids, but mine are hobbits. They could eat, from the time they wake up until they go to bed. For my sanity, ready-to-serve snacks are a must, but they can get a tad bit expensive.
Here is a quick and easy alternative. All you need are a few ingredients that you probably have already at home. This recipe is easier done after the kids are in bed, due to the wait period before they can dig in and eat, but can be a fun project with the little one if you can get them distracted during the cooling period.
– 1 cup peanut butter
– 1 cup honey (or maple syrup, sugar etc)
– 1/4 cup butter
– 3 cups old fashion roll oats
– chocolate chips (optional)
Melt together the peanut butter, butter and honey in a saucepan over medium heat, until melted and forming soft liquid texture. Pour over the oats in a well-greased rectangular medium size baking dish patting the mixture down. At this point you could let it rest over night and cut into bars in the morning or do this next step
Step 2 (optional)
Cover the oats mixture with chocolate chips. Bake in the oven at 350 for 12 min. Spread the warm chocolate chips with a spatula and let it cool down for at least 3 hours or overnight.
Slice into bars or any other shapes you like. Keep in an air tight container. Can easily be frozen for later use.
Tips: For more filling and a bit healthier alternative, you could add to the oat mixture some nuts and seeds, ground flax seeds, dried fruits etc (may need to adjust the peanut butter/ honey ratio)