10 delicious caffeinated snacks to replace your morning cup of coffee
RXBAR coffee chocolate bars
RXBAR Whole Food Protein BarAvailable at Amazon and , .69 for 12-Pack
For a small pre-workout, post-workout, or midday pick-me-up, snack on this RXBAR flavor, which has 5 mg of coffee caffeine and 12 grams of protein. Made with egg whites, nuts, and dates, it's Whole30 approved, too.
Punch'd caffeine gummies
Punch'd Energy GummiesAvailable at Amazon, .88 for 12-Pack
These apple, grape, lime, orange, passion fruit, and peach gummies have no artificial sweeteners, colors, or flavors. Each resealable pack has 80 mg of green coffee caffeine and promises no jitters or stomachaches.
Big Slice kettle cooked apples
Awake milk chocolate bars
Verb Energy bars
Verb Caffeinated Energy Bar, Oats and CocoaAvailable at Amazon, .99 for 10-Pack
These chewy oat-and-cocoa bars were created by a group of current college students who understand the need for caffeine all too well. They contain seven all-natural ingredients and 100 mg of caffeine (equivalent to one cup of coffee) from organic green tea, so you'll get an energy boost without the usual crash or jitters.
Jelly Belly Extreme Sport jelly beans
Jelly Belly Extreme Sport Beans, Assorted FlavorAvailable at
Jelly Belly Extreme Sport Beans, Assorted FlavorAvailable at Amazon,.97 for 24-Pack
These tart jelly beans made by your favorite jelly bean company are especially useful for long distance runners. Each pouch has 50 mg of caffeine and is conveniently resealable. Eat one pack 30 minutes before activity with water.
Barnana banana bites
Barnana Organic Chewy Banana Bites, CoffeeAvailable at Amazon, .99 for 3-Pack
This snack is good for you and the environment: the bananas are USDA-certified organic, and the organic coffee beans are Fair Trade-certified. Unlike dried banana chips, these coffee coated bananas are moist and chewy.
Chocolate covered espresso beans
Hoosier Hill Farm Gourmet Dark Chocolate Covered Espresso BeansAvailable at Amazon, .99 for 2 lb. bag
Trader Joe's Dark Chocolate Covered Espresso BeansAvailable at Amazon, .94 for 14 oz. bag
Sugarfina Kona Espresso BeansAvailable at
Be careful not to go overboard on these satisfyingly crunchy and rich candies. A mere eight beans in the Trader Joe's version contain 120 to 160 mg of caffeine. They're perfect for office or study snacking.
Eat Your Coffee energy bars
Eat Your Coffee Energy Bar, Peanut Butter MochaAvailable at Amazon, .99 for 8-Pack
This all-natural bar comes in flavors that taste just like your espresso drink order. Outdoor enthusiasts love it for letting them spend more time on the trail and less time making coffee every morning.
Tea Squares: Caffeinated Energy Bites (Variety Pack)
Available at Amazon, .99 for 3-Pack
These crunchy bites made of puffed millet, toasted almonds, and flavorful fruits taste like cereal bars and give you just the right boost of energy (30 mg of caffeine, to be exact). The variety pack of Citrus Green Tea Matcha, Acai Blueberry, and Vanilla Chai is the perfect combination to have on rotation in your backpack or desk drawer.
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