Back to School Recipes & Sweeps From Shamrock Farms




Disclosure:  I received product samples courtesy of the sponsor to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own, based on my experience with the product, and have not been influenced by promotional items.

It's still summer, but Fall is sneaking up quickly.  Have you been back-to-school shopping yet?  I haven't, but I've been making out my list.  That first week of school is busy and tiring... for students and parents (and teachers of course).  An afternoon snack is essential!  When I came home from school I was always starving and had to look through the refrigerator for something to snack on.  There was no way I could wait until supper time.


Shamrock Farms is a farm located in Arizona.  I would never think that anyone would have a dairy farm in such a location, but I'm used to the small farms in Upstate New York.  They make quality dairy products found in stores nationwide, such as strawberry and chocolate milk, cottage cheese, and sour cream - without using high fructose corn syrup.  Many Walmart stores are now carrying their products, along with Harris Teeter, Giant Food, and Subway restaurants to name a few.

The milk tastes delicious and would make great snack options for the kids.  There are several recipes on their website using their milk products too.  I made the Banana Rolls because it looked like something everyone would enjoy and it was easy and quick.  We all loved it (including Nellie and Dixie) and would make it again - even though they can be a bit messy.  Now onto those No Bake Energy Bites.  MH wanted me to wait until they went hunting this fall to make them so he wouldn't be tempted to eat all of them, but I made them anyway and they were gone before I got a picture!  I would say both of these recipes were a hit. Here are the recipes:



Banana Rolls
Looking for a great snack the kids will enjoy? Try our delicious banana roll ups paired with our chocolate milk!

Ingredients
1-2 tsp honey or agave nectar
½ cup peanut butter or cream cheese
Pinch of cinnamon
2 bananas
2 whole wheat tortillas
Toothpicks

Directions
Mix the honey (or agave nectar), peanut butter (or cream cheese), and cinnamon in a bowl. Spread mixture onto the tortillas. Place a whole banana on each tortilla and roll up. Toast until golden brown on each side in a pan. Slice into ½ inch rounds, then serve with toothpicks.


No Bake Energy Bites
A perfect in-between meal to keep you satisfied. Even more perfect with our Shamrock Farms Chocolate mmmmilk!

Ingredients
½ cup chocolate chips
1 cup toasted coconut
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
½ cup nut butter (almond, sunflower or peanut to suggest a few!)
1 cup dry oatmeal

Directions
Pour all ingredients into medium size bowl. Stir ingredients until combined. Roll into balls. Refrigerate until firm.


Shamrock Farms is also having a back-to-school sweepstakes, where you could WIN up to $5,000 in gift cards, to buy everything you may need!  If you live in the U.S., you can enter until August 20, 2015, with one entry per person.  Good luck!

To find out more about Shamrock Farms and even schedule a tour, visit their website at shamrockfarms.net.  You can also find them on social media:
Facebook:  shamrockfarms
Twitter:  shamrockfarms
Pinterest:  shamrockfarms

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