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Easy No-Bake Snacks to Make Your Kids This Summer

For many kids, summer is a time to run, play, swim, and partake in camps. All of that activity means your little ones will need snacks to keep them fueled throughout the day. Processed store-bought foods lack the nutrients your kids need, but the last thing you want to do on a hot summer day is turn on your oven and bake hot homemade snacks. The solution: Prepare no-bake recipes for your little ones. From carrot balls to chocolate banana grahams, your kids will love how each of these six recipes taste, and you’ll love that they’re simple to make, portable, and no baking is required. Summer snacking has never been easier!

1. No-Bake Carrot Balls

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You’ll be hard-pressed to find too many kids who love chowing down on carrots, but Kids Activities Blog has a recipe that even the pickiest of eaters won’t be able to resist. Consisting of shredded carrots, the nuts of your choosing, figs, honey, shredded coconut, and spices, these no-bake carrot balls are both nutritious and delicious.

Set aside ½ cup of shredded coconut, and put the remaining ingredients in a food processor. When the mixture is nice and thick, form into snack-size balls, and then roll them in the reserved shredded coconut. Refrigerate for at least a few hours, and let your kids snack away!

Ingredients:

  • 3 to 4 shredded carrots
  • ¾ cup of your favorite nuts
  • 7 dried figs
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • Spices, like cinnamon and cocoa

Directions: Put ½ cup of shredded coconut aside. Put all ingredients into the food processor for about 2 minutes. The mixture should be thick enough to form into balls. Roll the carrot balls in the reserved shredded coconuts. Refrigerate overnight, or at least for a few hours, before eating.

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