Now that we have been back to school for a couple weeks now and in the new groove, we can start thinking of throwing new recipes into the mix. I have been trying new dinner recipes and school snack recipes lately. I love my core recipes, but I always feel like I want to throw something new in to keep things fun and interesting.

This is another idea for school snacks or after-school snacks. They will give kids a burst of energy but are packed full of healthy ingredients: oats, honey, flaxseed. They are all the rage right now and I can understand why. They are just so enjoyable!

Honestly, in our house we think they taste like dessert! So, go ahead, play these off as dessert if you wish to. {I won’t tell}

In the recipe, I note an option to add in mini M&M’s. I do this only on special occasions. Normally, I make them without. Times I would add them in would be a camping trip, the holidays when you have company, a road trip, etc.

I was all excited to throw these in my boys’ backpacks for snacks. Then, find out the new middle-schooler doesn’t have snack time anymore and the third grader has a severe nut allergy in his class. So, I will have to save them for the lunchbox or after school snack. But, I have given Power Poppers to them for breakfast before too. Alongside a banana and bowl of yogurt.

 

POWER POPPERS

 

4 cups quick oats

2 cups peanut butter or almond butter

1 ¼ cup honey

1 cup ground flaxseed

2 cups mini chocolate chips

OR 1 cup mini chocolate chips & 1 cup mini M&M’s

 

In large mixing bowl, combine all ingredients until well blended. Roll into 1-inch balls until you have used all the mixture; placing on parchment paper lined cookie sheet.

 

Freeze flat for 2 hours. Transfer to container with airtight lid. Store in freezer up to two weeks. {But trust me, they will never last that long}