Summer-ize Your Favorite Snacks

Chill out with these cool, no-bake ideas for summery eats you can pull together in a snap.
Apr 23, 2014



Two girls with ice cream on faces

Apr 23, 2014

Perfect Parfait
For a refreshing — and protein-packed — pick-me-up, alternate layers of low-fat Greek yogurt with fresh or frozen berries and crumbled Quaker Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Granola Bars. Top with a sprinkle of cinnamon and a drizzle of honey. Channel an old-fashioned soda fountain vibe by serving in chilled sundae cups.

Banana-Hazelnut Pops
Frozen bananas are a classic summer bite. Give ’em a sweet makeover with the addition of a chocolate-hazelnut spread. Start by cutting bananas into quarters. Then, insert lollipop or ice pop sticks, and freeze the bananas overnight. Once the pops are frozen, melt about ½ cup of chocolate chips in the microwave until almost smooth. Add a dollop of chocolate-hazelnut spread; stir to combine and microwave until smooth. Dip the frozen bananas into the mixture, then roll in a topping like crushed pretzels, shredded coconut, or crumbled Chewy Granola Bars. Place on a wax paper-lined tray, and freeze until hardened, at least 1 hour.

S’mores Ice Cream Sandwiches
Marshmallow cream stands in for roasted ’mallows in this frozen take on the beloved campfire treat — no fire necessary! Spread a spoonful of marshmallow cream on a chocolate chip cookie, then add a scoop of chocolate ice cream. Top with another chocolate chip cookie, and roll the edges in crushed graham cracker crumbs. Freeze until ready to serve.

Peanut Butter Apple Wedges
Kids will love taking a bite out of this simple, fiber-filled snack that will keep ’em satisfied until dinner. Slice an apple into quarters, top with peanut butter, and sprinkle on crushed granola.

Caprese Kabobs
This salad on a stick makes a great take-along snack for kids on the go. On a skewer, alternate grape tomatoes with bocconcini (mini mozzarella balls). Amp up the color — not to mention the flavor — by mixing in other types of tomatoes, such as orange and yellow varieties. Add a bit more zest by including a few fresh basil leaves.

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