Snack on It!

No Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Bars. Photo courtesy of

As we race to our kitchens for a quick snack between classes or for lunch, you might occasionally crave something homemade that warms up your soul and makes your heart happy. If so, you’re at the right place!

Vibrant fried rice. Picture courtsey of Ali from Gimme Some Oven.

Here’s a quick recipe for our at home lunches, Knights! Have you ever craved something warm and a bit salty and spicy? Well, fried rice is the perfect option for you! The following recipe is courtesy of Ali at

  • You will need three tablespoons butter,  two whisked eggs, two medium carrots that are peeled and diced, one small diced white onion, half cup of frozen peas, three minced cloves of garlic, salt, black pepper, four cups of cooked and chilled rice, three thinly sliced green onions, three-four tablespoons of soy sauce, and half teaspoon toasted sesame oil.
  • First, heat half a tablespoon of butter in a large sauté pan over medium-high heat until the butter is melted. Then, add an egg and cook it until it is scrambled. Finally, remove the egg and place it in a separate plate.
  • Next, add an additional one tablespoon of butter to the pan and heat until melted. After that, add carrots, onions, peas, and garlic and season everything in the pan with a pinch of salt and pepper. Sauté for around five minutes or until the onion and carrots are soft. Turn up the heat to high and add in the rest of the butter. Immediately, throw in your rice, green onions, and soy sauce, and continue stirring for around three minutes to fry the rice. Our last thing to add is our eggs and stir. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the sesame oil and extra soy sauce.

Finally, you and your family can enjoy your 15-minute fried rice! Here is the full blog post:

Now, let’s talk about snacks that you can munch on between classes! After your venture to Asia with some salty fried rice, you might want something a bit sweet. From cinnamon twists to chocolate oatmeal bars, your sweet tooth will be more than satisfied.

Delicious cinnamon twists. Picture courtesy of Allison from Bakerish.

Allison from bakerish has an outstanding cinnamon twist recipe! You only need four ingredients: two sheets of puff pastry, 0ne fourth cup of melted butter, one cup of sugar, and two teaspoons of cinnamon.

Start by rolling out your pastry into a 12 by 10 rectangle. Brush the pastry with butter and sprinkle the cinnamon sugar mix over the whole rectangle. Then, fold the pastry in half and brush it with more butter and sprinkle with more cinnamon sugar. Cut your pastry into around one inch strips and twist them as tightly as you can. Lastly, place your twists on a baking sheet with lined parchment paper and bake them for 20 minutes at 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Allow them to cool and enjoy!

You can snack on your cinnamon twists all day or as a simple dessert from dinner! The full blog post can be found at:

Our last snack is on the healthier side, but are just as delicious as our cinnamon twists! There are Sarah Kozowski’s No Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Bars. You can find the full blog post at:

  • You will need one cup of butter, half cup packed brown sugar, one teaspoon vanilla extract, three cups of rolled oats, one cup of your choice of chocolate chips, and half cup of peanut butter.
  • Begin by lining an eight or nine inch baking dish with parchment paper and then setting the pan aside. Then take a large saucepan and place it over medium heat. Add butter and brown sugar to the pan and wait till the butter has melted and the sugar has dissolved. Promptly after, stir in vanilla and mix in oats. Switch over to low heat and cook for three-four minutes. Pour half of your oat mixture onto the baking dish. Add 3/4th of the filling (melted peanut butter and chocolate) onto the oats. Pour the rest of the oats and drizzle over the remaining filling. Lastly refrigerate it for at least two-three hours then enjoy!

I hope you enjoy the above recipes Knights. Remember to always be creative and try something new everyday, like making your own fried rice. Snack on!