It’s “Back-to-School” season again, and whether your children are learning remotely, in person, or via some hybrid of the two, having snacks to fuel their brains is a must. And, we know parents always are on the lookout for delicious options that are quick, easy, and not too decadent.
Here are a couple of lightning-fast ways to repurpose Greyston brownies and blondies into yummy, guilt-lite snacks sure to make your kids smile!
GREYSTON BROWNIE BARK
Light, crunchy, and completely craveable, this brownie bark is simple to put together and needs minimal time in the oven. For this recipe, we used our Vegan Fudge Brownie, but feel free to substitute any of our brownies or blondies.
Here’s What You’ll Need:
· 2 Greyston Vegan Fudge Brownies
· 1 Tbsp. ground flaxseed
· 3 Tbsp. warm water, plus more if needed
· Any toppings that you like (nuts, coconut, cocoa nibs, etc.)
Preheat oven to 350F.
Break brownies into quarters and place in a blender. Add flaxseed and water, and blend until smooth. Scrape down the sides as needed until reaching desired consistency. (You may have to add more water, depending on the thickness of the brownies; add one tablespoon at a time until smooth.)
Using a rubber spatula, scrape mixture onto a parchment-lined cookie sheet. With an offset spatula, spread it into a rectangle that is approximately 1/4” thick. Add desired toppings and bake for 15-20 minutes, until set on the top and edges.
Cool completely at room temperature, break, and enjoy. The bark can be stored in an airtight container for up to one week.
GREYSTON PROTEIN BITES
These yummy treats are super easy to make and require no baking! Just like the bark, they’re completely customizable and can be made with any of Greyston’s products.
Here’s What You’ll Need:
· 1 Greyston Brownie or Blondie
· 1 tsp. flaxseed
· 1 tsp. protein powder
· 1 Tbsp. nut or seed butter
· 1/4 cup of chocolate (optional for drizzle)
In a bowl, break up your brownie/blondie into the smallest pieces you can. Add flaxseed, protein powder, and nut butter. Mix with a spatula until well combined. To test if the batter will hold together, squeeze some in your hand to see if a ball will form. If batter is still crumbly, add a bit more nut butter.
When you have desired consistency, use either a #40 scoop or 1 3/4 Tbsp. of dough to form each ball with your hand.
If adding chocolate drizzle, melt chocolate in a microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring in between, until it’s pourable. Use a spoon or zip top bag to drizzle over bites.
To make these at home, order our delicious brownies at https://greystonbakery.com/collections/all. And, be sure to share pictures of your Back to School creations with us by using the hashtags #greyston or #greystonkitchen.