Homemade Snack Foods
From Twinkies to Cheez-Its to Pop-Tarts, we love our snack foods. Whether they bring back special childhood memories or lunch box nostalgia, we simply can’t get enough of these addictive goodies. Home chefs are leading a growing trend to create homemade versions of these classic snacks. Making your own snack food not only allows you to control the quality of ingredients but also helps you boost the nutritional value of your family’s diet, even more so when you add a bit of Kretschmer Wheat Germ to the mix.
Here are a few of our favorite homemade knock-offs to help you get in on the trend and amp up your snack food nutrition.
Thin Mints: Ever wish Girl Scout cookies were sold year round? Homemade Thin Mints from Handle the Heat are not only healthy but also easy to make—perfect for when you run out of that cookie stash in the freezer.
Goldfish Crackers: We love Smitten Kitchen’s recipe for Whole Wheat Goldfish Crackers. With fewer than six ingredients, these crackers are easy enough to make at home yet delicious enough for your kids to gobble up. Swap out half of the whole wheat flour with Kretschmer Wheat Germ and you’ll get even more vitamins and minerals.
Energy Bars: With countless protein and granola bars on shelves these days, it can be overwhelming deciding which ones to buy. Our Honey Crunch Energy Bars with Wheat Germ are not only packed with flavor but you can easily pronounce every single ingredient. Making your own bars at home is easier than you think and can save you precious money.
Pop-Tarts: There are many homemade Pop-Tart recipes out there, but we especially love this one from 100 Days of Real Food made with 100 percent whole wheat flour and all-fruit jam.
Oreos: Who doesn’t love Oreos with a tall glass of cold milk? The next time the craving strikes, give this Healthy Oreos recipe a try from Chocolate Covered Katie. Added bonus: They do not contain any butter and are 100 percent vegan.
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