Study snack guide for the final stretch of AP Season

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With the final week of AP exams approaching, many students find themselves studying for longer hours. Here are some quick and easy study snacks you can make to stay focused.

Granola Berry Breakfast Bowl 

Makes 1 bowl 

Ingredients

  • ¾ – 1 cup Greek yogurt
  • ¼  cup granola 
  • 2-3 sliced strawberries
  • ¼ cup blueberries (or any berries of your choice)
  • (optional) 1 tbsp honey 
  • (optional) Additional fruit 

Steps

  1. Pour yogurt into a bowl.
  2. Pour granola on top of yogurt and drizzle with honey if needed. 
  3. Add strawberries, blueberries, or any other fruits on top. 

Chocolate Chip Energy Bites

Makes about 24 balls

Ingredients

  • 2¼ cup dry oats 
  • ¼ cup chocolate chips 
  • ⅓ cup cocoa powder (unsweetened)
  • ½ cup milk 
  • 2 tbsp honey 

Steps

  1. In a food processor or blender, grind ¼ cup of oats.
  2. Place grinded ¼ cup of oats, 2 cups of oats, cocoa powder, and chocolate chips into a bowl and mix them together. 
  3. In a separate bowl, combine the milk and honey and stir.
  4. Combine the wet ingredients (milk and honey) with the dry ingredients and stir well. 
  5. Once the mixture has been combined well, shape into 1 inch balls using your hands or a cookie scoop. 
  6. Place balls on a tray or plate and keep them covered. 
  7. Refrigerate until chilled. 

Peanut Butter Frozen Yogurt Bites

Makes 6 frozen yogurt bites

Ingredients

  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • ¼ cup peanut butter
  • ¼ cup berries of choice
  • 1 tsp honey 

Steps

  1. Combine Greek yogurt and honey in a bowl and stir. 
  2. Add about 3 tbsp of this mixture to each cup in a lined muffin tin.
  3. Microwave peanut butter for about 15 seconds to soften it. 
  4. Pour 1 tbsp of the peanut butter into each lined muffin tin. 
  5. Add fruit on top of the peanut butter. 
  6. Freeze for about 2 hours or until solid. 

Peanut Butter Banana Brownies

Makes 8 servings 

Ingredients

  • 2 ripe bananas
  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • ½ cup butter (unsalted) 
  • ¾ cup flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • ⅛ tsp salt 

Steps

  1. Preheat oven to 350oF
  2. In a bowl, mash the bananas and add the vanilla, sugar, and butter. Mix until well combined.
  3. Add flour, salt, and cocoa powder. Mix until well combined. 
  4. Grease a baking pan. 
  5. Pour batter into the baking pan. 
  6. Bake for 25-30 minutes. 
  7. Let brownies cool completely, then cut into squares and serve. 

Chocolate Avocado Pudding 

Makes 2 to 4 cups 

Ingredients

  • 4 ripe avocados 
  • 4 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 3 tbsp honey 
  • 2 oz dark chocolate
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • ⅛ tsp salt 
  • ¼ cup coconut milk
  • Whipped cream and sprinkles for toppings

Steps

  1. Peel the avocados and process in a food processor or blender. 
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients and continue to blend until smooth and well combined. 
  3. Chill in the fridge for up to 24 hours. 
  4. Add toppings and serve.

When you have the chance to step away from your books, try to incorporate things such as granola, nuts, and berries into your diet, as they help your brain function more efficiently.

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