For those of you without kids, let me tell ya how hard it is to send along any snacks to daycare. Since there are so many kids with nut allergies these days, many daycare facilities are nut-free, including the one Ben goes to. SO, I’ve spent a lot of time finding snacks that are delicious and safe for any of the kiddos at daycare so I can send them with Ben. If you’re looking for a daycare friendly snack, I’d highly recommend making these gluten free sun butter cookie bars.
What I think I love most about these sun butter cookie bars is that kids love them and so do adults. They are a healthier alternative to traditional cookies and they are gluten free. And well, they have chocolate, which kids love, but let’s be honest, we all love it too! You can bake these for everything from kids birthday parties to gatherings with even your pickiest friends.
Another bonus with this recipe is that you can use any nut butter. So, if you don’t have sun butter on hand, try peanut butter or almond butter, these bars are equally delicious.
I love making snacks that you can take on the go and that are healthier for you than store bought items. I have a ton of recipes like this on my blog. Some of my other favorites are:
- Almond Butter Date Pepita Granola Bars
- No Bake Oatmeal Cookie Energy Bites
- Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Chip Granola Bars
These goodies end up super moist and delicious, so your toddler (and you!) will both love them. Fair warning: do not be concerned if things turn slightly green after a few days (if there are any left by then!). I know that sounds odd, but the reaction created with the sun butter makes things turn a bit green (think of sunflower seeds). Nothing is wrong – these are still delicious, sunflower seeds are just green in color! But you may want to start eating them a tad more quickly when they start turning a touch green.
Tip: when slicing cookie bars, use a pizza cutter to cut the bars into near perfect squares!
Next time you’re in need of a healthy and delicious daycare snack, make a batch of these gluten free sun butter cookie bars!
Tip: use a cookie cutter to cut the bars into squares Note: after 3 days or exposure to lots of air, these bars can turn a little greenish (because they're made with sun better which is sun flower seeds which are greenish in color). Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days You can use any kind of nut butter you'd like - these are particularly good with almond or peanut butter too!
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 252 Total Fat: 15g Saturated Fat: 9g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 5g Cholesterol: 50mg Sodium: 151mg Carbohydrates: 28g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 19g Protein: 3g
Tip: use a cookie cutter to cut the bars into squares
Note: after 3 days or exposure to lots of air, these bars can turn a little greenish (because they're made with sun better which is sun flower seeds which are greenish in color).
Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days
You can use any kind of nut butter you'd like - these are particularly good with almond or peanut butter too!