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Whether it’s you or your child, virtually or on campus, wholesome study snacks are a must for those getting back in the swing of school. Juggling a busy schedule is no easy task, and college students often jump from one priority to the next without eating. But prepping snacks ahead of time to have on hand can help bridge the gap between meals and prevent a sudden onset of hunger. The best study snacks have carbohydrates to give you energy and protein to keep you full. Here are four healthy study snacks that you can add to your list of favorites this semester.


All of Kodiak Cakes Crunchy Granola Bars are crafted with 100% whole grain oats to help give you the energy you keep from nodding off while reviewing your notes from class. Our Oat & Honey Crunchy Bar serves as the perfect base to one of our favorite study snacks — a PB&J Crunchy Bar. This recipe is simple, yet delicious. All you need is a little peanut butter and jelly to spread over each crunchy bar to eat as an open-faced sandwich that is sure to keep you full until your next meal.


When we first hear “nachos,” we think of a pile of chips layered under a blanket of melted cheese and possibly some refried beans, salsa, jalapeno…you name it. However, this recipe of Peanut Butter & Apple Bear Bite Nachos couldn’t be more out of the box. Our whole grain Cinnamon Bear Bites take the place of  salty chips, a couple of tablespoons of peanut butter offer a boost of protein in place of cheese, and apple slices add a refreshing crunch of fiber and vitamin C.


Avocados always seem to be in the spotlight on menus. Not only are avocados packed with vitamins and minerals, one serving of avocado provides 15 grams of healthy monounsaturated fats that can enhance blood flow and promote brain health. In this recipe, we’re swapping out bread with Kodiak Cakes whole grain and protein-packed Homestead Style Power Waffles for a healthy study snack that will help keep you focused.


We all need a little something sweet and salty now and again, especially after a few long, drawn out hours in the library or study room. Kodiak Cakes Chocolate Fudge Brownie Cup offers exactly that but without all the guilt. This Sweet n’ Salty Brownie Cup recipe calls for a sprinkle of pretzel pieces and a drizzle of peanut butter on top that is sure to hit the spot and keep you satisfied through the next few hours of schoolwork.

What are the best study snacks you turn to during the school year? Share them with us on Instagram and Facebook by tagging @kodiakcakes!

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