Back to School Snacks with Crunch Pak
This recipe is sponsored by Crunch Pak®.
Few snacks are more synonymous with the new school year than crunchy, juicy apples! At The Produce Moms, we’re always looking for ways to make it easier to enjoy fresh produce and work more of it into your family’s diet. And what’s easier than sliced apples?
Crunch Pak takes all the work out of this fruity snack with their pre-sliced apples. Here are three ways you can use Crunch Pak apples in your back to school snacks!
Breakfast Energy Bites
Start your day with these energizing back to school snacks. These no-cook Breakfast Energy Bites are easy to make. Old fashioned rolled oats and chopped Crunch Pak apples give them a crispy, crunchy texture while honey, cinnamon, and vanilla amplify the sweet apple flavor.
These bites are a great choice for breakfast to help your kids wake up and get ready for school, but they make a tasty snack any other time of day too!
Breakfast Energy Bites
- 1 bag TPM + Crunch Pak Family Bags chopped
- 3/4 cup almond butter
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1 1/2 cups old fashioned rolled oats
- 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- Combine all the ingredients into a large mixing bowl.
- Mix until all the ingredients come together and are moistened.
- Use a small cookie scoop to form the energy balls. You can also roll them by hand.
- Place them in a container to chill for 1 hour before serving.
- Store in air-tight container and refrigerate for up to two weeks. You can also freeze for up to 1 month.
Packing Back to School Snacks
When you’re trying to get the kids out the door to go to school, packing a lunch for them can take up valuable time. But a good lunch can help them get more out of their school days, too.
Crunch Pack apple slices help you make the most of your limited time each morning and make packing lunches easy. With no prep involved, you can just put a bag of these apple slices in your child’s lunchbox and give them nutritious and energizing back to school snacks every day.
An apple a day doesn’t have to become boring! With different flavors and snack packs available, you can mix up lunches each day to give your kids some variety. They’ll love dunking their apple slices in flavorful dips with Dipperz or pairing their apples with nuts, cheese, pretzels, and other flavors with Snackers.
Air Fryer Fries
School can be exhausting, but it doesn’t have to be the end of your kids’ day. Prep some back to school snacks for them to come home to and help them regain some energy for the rest of the day. After all, there’s still plenty of daytime left for them to enjoy when the final bell rings!
These Air Fryer Fries are a delightful back to school snack. Air fryers are easy to use and leave more of an apple’s nutritional value intact than the traditional method of frying. These unique fries get their addicting crunch from a coating of graham cracker crumbs. Cinnamon and sugar enhance the sweet flavor of the apples. They’ll make an excellent pick-me-up when your kids get home!
Air Fryer Apple Fries
- Air Fryer
- 1 bag TPM + Crunch Pak Family Bags
- 1 cup graham crackers (6-8 large squares) finely pulsed
- 1 lemon juiced
- 3 tbsp sugar
- 1 tbsp cinnamon
- In a large bowl, add apple slices. Squeeze juice of a lemon to coat the apples. Mix to make sure all the apples are coated.
- Add finely pulsed graham cracker crumbs to a square pan. Dip and coat the apples with the graham cracker crust.
- Preheat your air fryer to 400 degrees.
- Lightly spray your air fryer pan and lay apple fries in a single layer. Cook for 3 minutes. Take it out and flip or shake the basket. Cook for another 2-3 minutes.
- In a small bowl, mix together the sugar and cinnamon (or you can buy premade cinnamon sugar).
- Sprinkle cinnamon sugar mix on the apples. Serve with a dip of your choice!
What are your favorite back to school snacks?
There are all kinds of creative ways to use Crunch Pak apples slices to help your kids start the school year off right! What are their (and your) favorite back to school snacks and tasty apple treats? Tell us about them in the comments below!