It’s back to school time and that means you may be constantly rushing around to keep up with your kids. After school hours can be hectic. Most kids come home screaming that their starving so you’ll want to have something quick and easy for them to snack on. Although they’ll want something quickly, it’s important to make sure that you’re not just feeding them junk foods. Sugar is definitely not what you want to give them late in the afternoon.
Luckily you don’t have to resort to packaged snacks that are loaded with sugar and filled with artificial preservatives, colors, and flavors. To please your kid’s sweet tooth, give them Nocciolata’s Organic Hazelnut Spread with Cocoa and Milk. If your child can’t have dairy products, Nocciolata offers a Dairy Free Organic Hazelnut and Cocoa Spread. You can find these delicious chocolate spreads in places like Whole Foods Market, Sprouts Farmer’s Market, Meijer, and even online at Walmart and Amazon.
“This year, the sofi Awards named Rigoni di Asiago’s Nocciolata Dairy Free the Best New Product in the Nut Butter Category. (And Kelly Clarkson described it as her family’s “new favorite thing on the planet.”)
Made with organic ingredients completely free of GMO’s, preservatives, colors, additives, or artificial sweeteners, Nocciolata Dairy Free combines hazelnuts, fair trade cocoa and cocoa butter, natural vanilla extract, and raw cane sugar. This spread contains far less sugar than other brands and is free from hydrogenated fats. Nocciolata Dairy Free contains no milk and is certified vegan. It is made with cold-pressed sunflower oil, which is both better for health and environmentally-responsible.
It is delicious spread on bread, in baked goods, on fruit, granola, frozen desserts, and – of course – right out of the jar.”
These 3 tasty after school snacks are not only easy to prepare, they’re delicious and kid approved!
For a thirst-quenching snack, enjoy these delicious fruit kabobs. They’re also a great way to get your kids involved in the kitchen!
Turn fruit into a healthy summer treat. You can’t go wrong with fruit covered in a delicious chocolate spread. Your kids will even want to help make them! You can get creative with different fruits and even cut them into different shapes. Drizzle as much (or as little) chocolate spread on top to satisfy that sweet tooth. Top with a few nuts to add a little crunch.
Fruit Kabobs Drizzled with Nocciolata
This healthy chocolate drizzled fruit kabobs are a tasty snack or dessert that will satisfy your sweet tooth.
- Skewers or Cocktail Sticks
- Organic Grapes
- Organic Bananas
- Organic Strawberries
- Nocciolata Dairy Free Organic Hazelnut & Cocoa Spread
- Organic Milk (or Almond Milk) can use water as a substitute for dairy
Use whatever fruits you like. Be sure to wash them first!
Peel away any skins or hulls and begin to slice the fruits or cut them into whatever shape you like.
Thread the fruits onto the skewers or cocktail sticks.
Prepare the Nocciolata Spread by placing a few tablespoons in a microwavable cup or bowl with a tablespoon of milk. Stir together and microwave for a few seconds. Just enough to give it a spreadable texture.
Spoon the spread onto the fruit kabobs and enjoy!
- Apples, pears, and bananas will turn brown once chopped, but adding lemon juice helps prevent this from happening.
Crescent Rolls are a perfect treat all year-around. But there’s nothing better than coming home from school during the fall or winter and finding a yummy hot treat waiting for you, especially if it has a chocolate spread! Sprinkle a little cinnamon on top and you have the perfect after school snack. Best of all, IF there any left-overs, they make for an excellent breakfast.
Nocciolata Crescent Rolls
This easy chocolate dessert has warm gooey Nocciolata baked inside of a tasty crescent pastry and topped with a brown sugar and cinnamon mix.
- 1 can (8-count) Annie’s Organic Crescent Roll Dough
- 1/2 cup Nocciolata Dairy Free Organic Hazelnut & Cocoa Spread (as much as you like)
- 2 tbsp Organic Butter melted
- 2 tbsp Simple Truth Organic Brown Sugar (Powdered Sugar is an alternative)
- 1/2 tbsp Organic Ground Cinnamon
Preheat oven to 375°F (350°F for a dark or nonstick baking sheet) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Unroll crescents and divide along perforations into individual pieces.
Place desired amount of the Nocciolata spread onto to the triangle pieces.
Loosely roll up the dough from wide end and shape into crescents.
Spread the crescents two inches apart and brush on the melted butter.
Mix the brown sugar and cinnamon together and sprinkle generously on top of the crescents.
Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove from oven and serve immediately.
Here’s a spin on the same ole’ sandwiches that kids have to eat at school. Kids are going to enjoy this one for sure! The slightly crunchy buttery taste of the bread along with the creamy chocolatey taste of the Nocciolata and the ooey-gooey marshmallows tie everything together making this an irresistible delight.
Grilled Marshmallow and Nocciolata Sandwich
This irresistible grilled sandwich recipe combines marshmallows, Nutella, and toasted buttered bread to make an ooey-gooey sensation.
- 4 slices 365 Everyday Value Sourdough Bread
- 2 tbsp Nocciolata Dairy Free Organic Hazelnut & Cocoa Spread (as much as you like)
- 40 or more Dandies All Natural Mini Vanilla Marshmallows (or Marshmallow Fluff)
- 1 tbsp Organic Butter
Butter all 4 slices of bread. (you can skip this step if you feel like it's too much butter)
Flip the bread over and spread approximately 1 tablespoon of Nocciolata onto two slices of bread. Then pile on the mini marshmallows on top. Top them off with a slice of bread on top to make two sandwiches.
Heat a skillet over medium-low heat and add butter to melt.
Put one (or both) sandwiches in the skillet and cook until the underside is golden brown. Then flip the sandwiches over and cook until both sides are golden brown and the marshmallows are melted,
Wait about a minute for it to slightly cool off before cutting. Then enjoy!