School snacks that I can make ahead of time are a DREAM COME TRUE in this house! I’ve got three different snacks you can make in just 30 minutes on the weekend, then keep in the fridge all week. What kid wouldn’t love some cherry cheesecake, lime wobble, or orange creamsicle pie in their lunch!
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Usually, the kids school snack is a “pick whatever you want” combination of sugar and food colouring pressed into a gummy something or other. I had to come up with more options, but they couldn’t just be “healthy”. You know what happens if I send my kids to school and they’re the only ones without a treat? They talk their friends into giving up their treats. Little negotiating monsters.
At least making school snacks myself, I know what goes into them, and I can *cough* sneak in some healthier options (N.
I made three different snacks, and enough of each one for every school day, in less than 30 minutes. I made them on Sunday too, then just popped them into the fridge where they’ll stay good all week. Not only do the kids still have options, but there won’t be fighting over them either!
School Snacks 3 Ways!
The first one was a personal favourite: cherry cheesecake. It’s got a graham cracker crust, cherry pie filling, then a creamy lemon topping. I could eat these all day long.
Next, I’ve got some lime wobble. There used to be this snack called wobble they sold in the grocery store in the 90’s when I was a kid and if I didn’t have it weekly, I was a total brat. It hasn’t been sold in a looong time though, and I miss it, so I had to figure it out for the kids.
Finally, everyone’s favourite summer treat: an orange creamsicle. Nothing is more refreshing, and I made a mason jar pie version with a graham cracker crust and whipped topping.
I know I keep saying that these school snacks are easy, but they are EASY. Some Gay Lea smooth plain cottage cheese (this is jammed with protein, something my kids don’t get a lot of at lunch time usually), some jello, and then some graham cracker crumbs and cool whip (depending on the treat you’re making). That’s it. Seriously, that’s it!
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I used some small mason jars for storage (4oz / 125ml). You could also just make these right in whatever tupperware you usually use for your kids lunch. Last year I used the kinda sorta reusable ones, but eventually they get fried in the dishwasher, and I don’t want to add anything else that I have to wash by hand. I upgraded to mason jars this year, and I am not regretting it!
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