Funky Monkey Snacks

If your kids are tired of granola bars, try these tasty and nutritious snacks. They are so simple to make and are a perfect alternative to pack in school lunches.

Yield: Makes 12

Funky Monkey Snacks


  • 1 banana, peeled and mashed
  • 1/4 cup salted butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 1/4 cup quick cooking rolled oats
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup sweetened coconut


  1. In a medium bowl, cream together banana, butter and sugar until smooth.
  2. Stir in rolled oats, vanilla and cocoa powder; mix until everything is combined.
  3. Using a 1 tbsp cookie scoop, shape dough into 1 inch balls. Roll balls in coconut until coated. Refrigerate snack balls until firm, about 30 minutes.
Nutritional analysis per ball:


139 calories, 6 g fat, 3.1 g protein, 19.3 g carbohydrate, 2.4 g fibre, 39 mg sodium