Here in Florida, we're in the first full week of summer vacation from school, and here's what I have learned -- kids eat constantly. When they're away at school a chunk of the day, I guess I don't realize it as starkly, but with them and an endless stream of friends flowing through my house most days, I feel like I'm constantly searching for snacks to meet their desperate cries of "we're starrrrrving!"
These chocolate banana bites, from Emily Bites, are a perfect one. First, they're adorable, and kids love them (moms too!). Also, while they contain some sugar, they're a lot healthier than other sweet treats since the banana is the base. I also love that I can make a big batch of them and have them in the freezer for whenever I need them, and they're so easy to make that it's a great project with which kids can help. You can get all sorts of creative with the toppings too -- I like chopped nuts, peanut butter chips, and granola.