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17 Power Snacks Every College Student Should Know

Improve your study game with these insanely simple snacks.

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We asked members of the BuzzFeed Community for their go-to power snacks for studying. Here are their delicious responses.

1. Blueberry Breakfast Parfait Pops

momontimeout.com

This simple, three-ingredient snack (Greek yogurt, berries, and crushed-up breakfast biscuits) will last you the whole week. Sleep in late and grab a bar to go.

kaylayandoli

2. Peanut Butter and Banana Rice Cakes

thepreppedchef.com

This snack is a super-quick way to fill your body with fiber and protein. Now you'll be able to stay awake and successfully pull that all-nighter.

jessicaannk2

3. Perk-Me-Up Trail Mix

thewannabechef.net

Forget the Starbucks. Almonds and chocolate-covered coffee beans are the brains of this snack. And it's even better with coconut chips.

christac476

4. Greek Yogurt Peanut Butter Dip

thetwobiteclub.com

Greek yogurt, peanut butter, and honey — it's good enough to eat on its own, or you can even pair it it with some fruit!

lauriej4

5. Healthy 5-Ingredient Granola Bars

minimalistbaker.com

This perfect no-bake snack consists solely of oats, almonds, peanut butter, honey, and dates. Want to make it even sweeter? Add some chocolate chips to the mix.

sheetalt

6. Honey, Almond Butter, and Strawberry Sandwiches

thekitchykitchen.com

Consider this an adult twist on the classic peanut butter and jelly. Substitute in almond butter and whole wheat bread for an energy-boosting snack.

chelseaanneb

7. Make-ahead Fruit and Yogurt Parfait

iowagirleats.com

Berries? Check. Greek yogurt? Double-check. Add some granola and honey to take this on-the-go snack to the next level.

alessmikail

8. Lox and Cream Cheese Crackers

allrecipes.com

This savory snack will hold you over before spending those countless hours in the library. And it works just as well with smoked salmon and cottage cheese!

gracegloriag

9. Peanut Butter Apple Nachos

madetobeamomma.com

A perfect study party (or movie-watching) treat, full of protein to keep you focused and the fiber to help with hunger.

Pro tip: Pour all the toppings into a single bowl, and dip your apple slices to avoid any mess and have an easy cleanup.

ashtonmallory

10. Chocolate, Peanut Butter, and Banana Smoothie

cookingclassy.com

Have a long day ahead of you? Start the morning right with this ultra-fast smoothie.

unlikelly

11. Baked Salami Chips

dessertfortwo.com

Low-carb, mindless finger foods are just what you need to give your brain a break. Works just as well with pepperoni.

michelledhasty

12. Vegetable Sticks With Avocado Dill Dip

tableandhearth.com

There's nothing simpler than vegetables and dip. Pita chips and hummus make this quick snack interchangeable.

barlow3825

13. Peppermint Bark Popcorn

cookingclassy.com

Studies show that peppermint can improve memory. And it tastes amazing with popcorn. A win-win.

kelliep4

14. Avocado Toast

simmerandboil.cookinglight.com

Keep it simple with avocado, or add your choice of vegetables and protein. There's no better pick-me-up.

—Diana Ghidanac, Facebook

15. 10-Minute Chili Lime Almonds

lecremedelacrumb.com

About to fall asleep in the library at midnight? Pop some of these in your mouth for a healthy kick.

—Cole L. Jackson, Facebook

16. Baked Banana Chips

tastemelanger.com

Baked banana and plantain chips are the perfect reward for a job well done. Add some hot sauce for a little kick.

—M-elee Campos, Facebook

17. Honey-Nut Energy Bites

iamthatlady.com

It's the ultimate high-protein snack that takes minutes to make and will last the whole week. What more could you need?

—Jennifer Hasten, Facebook

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