Healthy Snacks You Can Bake Right This Minute


Feeling like trying out some new healthy snack ideas? If you are craving some cookies but want a healthy twist, here are six that will get you feeling good while also hitting that sweet tooth! They’re sweet but healthy and you can bring them around for a snack or breakfast! Either way, these easy bake snacks will get you excited to eat healthily!

1. Blueberry Oatmeal Crumble Bars

Blueberry oatmeal crumble, where have you been all of our lives? A delicious flavor and twist on the sugar-filled granola bar. Now it’s time to find out how to make your new favorite snack!

Ingredients (Crust and Crumble Topping): 

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted
  •  1 cup all-purpose flour
  •  3/4 cup old-fashioned whole rolled oats (don’t use quick-cook or instant, they’re finer and behave like flour and will make the mixture too dry)
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • Pinch of salt, optional and to taste

Ingredients (Blueberry Layer): 

  • 12 ounces (2 cups) blueberries (fresh or frozen; I used frozen and didn’t thaw)
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch

Instructions: 
Preheat oven to 350F. Line an 8-inch square pan with aluminum foil and spray with cooking spray; set aside. Lining the pan helps with cleanup and is recommended.

Make the crumble and crust topping:

  1. In a large, microwave-safe bowl melt the butter, about 1 minute on high power.
  2. Add the flour, oats, sugars, optional salt, and stir to combine. The mixture will be dry and sandy with some larger, well-formed crumble pieces.
  3. Set 1 heaping cup mixture aside to be sprinkled on later as crumble topping.
  4. Transfer remaining mixture to prepared pan, and using a spatula or your fingers, hard-pack the mixture to create an even, smooth, flat crust; set aside.

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Healthy Snacks You Can Bake Right This Minute

2. Peanut Butter Granola Cups

Love Reese’s peanut butter cups? Well, you can have that sugar treat now with less sugar! Enjoy some nice peanut butter granola cups at any time of the day especially for a sweet snack dessert!

Ingredients: 

  • One Cup Peanuts
  • Two and a Half Cups Granola
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 19 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 12 ounces dark chocolate
  • One tablespoon coconut oil

Instructions:

  1. To make Peanut Butter Granola Cups, in a bowl combine granola, chopped peanuts, peanut butter, and honey. If the mixture is too dry add more honey to get sticky consistency of the mixture.
  2. Grease cupcake pan and divide the mixture into 12 cups. Press the mixture well to hold together and make a dent in the center of each cup. Freeze for 5-10 minutes, until the cups are firm.
  3. Then, melt peanut butter and pour int the center of each granola cup. Now, freeze for another 5-10 minutes, until firm.
  4. Finally, melt the dark chocolate and coconut oil and spoon melted chocolate on top of peanut butter. Chill until chocolate has set.
  5. Store in the fridge in air-tight container., or freeze for longer storage.

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Healthy Snacks You Can Bake Right This Minute

3. Energy Balls

These are great for a snack or dessert when you are craving some chocolate! It’ll be a healthier alternative to a chocolate dessert and you’ll be eating them constantly from now to who knows when.

Ingredients: 

  • Two tablespoons honey
  • 2/3 cups peanut butter
  • One cup oats
  • 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup flaxseeds

Instructions:

  1. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Mix all ingredients together, roll into balls, then place on the baking sheet.
  3. Place the baking sheet in the freezer until energy balls are hard so that they hold their shape.
  4. Store in zip lock bag or airtight container.

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Healthy Snacks You Can Bake Right This Minute

4. No-Bake Chocolate Chia Seed Energy Bars

Chia seeds are great for your health, make it with chocolate and your squashing all your chocolate sweet cravings. You’ll be dreaming about these bars and won’t be able to get enough.

Ingredients: 

  • 1 ½ cups packed, pitted dates (350 g)
  • ⅓ cup raw cacao powder or cocoa powder(35 g)
  • 1/2 cup whole chia seeds (75 g)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut (45g)
  • 1 cup raw walnut pieces (125 g)
  • 1/2 cup chopped dark chocolate (70 g)
  • 1/2 cup oats (50 g)
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract, optional, enhances the flavor
  • 1/4 tsp unrefined sea salt, optional, enhances the flavor

Instructions: 

  1. Place dates in blender or food processor and purée until they form a thick paste form.
  2. Add the walnuts and mix to combine.
  3. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix until it forms a thick dough.
  4. Line a square baking pan with parchment paper. Firmly press the mixture into the pan, pressing tightly into all corners.
  5. Place in the freezer for at least a few hours up to overnight.
  6. Lift out of the pan and cut into 14 bars.
  7. Store in an air-tight container in the fridge or freezer.

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Healthy Snacks You Can Bake Right This Minute

5. Chocolate Peanut Butter No-Bake Cookies

I mean, I am definitely a lover of all things chocolate and sweets, but these cookies take it to a whole new level! They’re kind of like the energy balls but so much better. You’ll never want to bake another regular old cookie again.

Ingredients: 

  • 1/3 cup maple syrup or honey
  • One cup peanut butter
  • Two cups quick oats
  • 6 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • Two teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil

Instructions: 

  1. Combine peanut butter, cocoa powder, and coconut oil in a saucepan
  2. Heat over low heat until oil is melted
  3. Remove from heat and add honey or syrup (if you’re using raw honey, make sure your peanut butter mixture is just warm, not hot before you add it!)
  4. Stir in vanilla
  5. Add oatmeal and combine well
  6. drop by the spoonful onto parchment paper
  7. Let cool until they set up (I like to pop them in the refrigerator to speed the process up)
  8. Store in a lidded container in a cool place
  9. Enjoy!

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Healthy Snacks You Can Bake Right This Minute

6. Chocolate Banana Ice Cream Cups

Craving some ice cream? Ditch the bad sugar and get yourself a nice, cold chocolate banana ice cream cup! It’ll be easier to make than you think and you’ll be addicted to them in no time. Sugar addiction who?

Ingredients: 

  • 6 ripe bananas
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips, plus more to sprinkle.

Instructions: 

  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Slice the bananas and arrange them in one single layer on the prepared baking sheet. Freeze for about 2 hours.
  2. Place the frozen bananas and vanilla extract in your food processor and blend until smooth and creamy. Remove blade.
  3. Stir in chocolate chips.
  4. Use a muffin silicone mold and scoop the banana “ice cream” into each cup, then sprinkle some chocolate chips over the top. Freeze for 1-2 hours.
  5. Let the cups at room temp for about 3 minutes before eating. Enjoy!

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Healthy Snacks You Can Bake Right This Minute

Which healthy easy bake snack are you going to make right this minute? Let us know!

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