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12 High-Protein Snacks For Your Next All-Nighter

Perfect for students or anyone in need of an energy boost.

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Staying up late to cram for an exam is no fun. After hours trying to memorize the periodic table, your mind goes blank and your stomach starts grumbling.

Sounds like you need a snack. Protein-packed snacks (in this case, snacks with over 10 grams of protein per serving) help keep you full longer and give you that needed boost of energy. So next time, try one of these protein-packed study foods that'll help you stay energized and get you ready to ace your exam. (And even if you're not studying, everyone could use an energy-boosting snack — right?)

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1. Crispy Edamame

Something amazing happens when you bake edamame. It becomes crispy, crunchy, and totally addicting — just the thing to snack on during long study sessions. Get the recipe.

Protein per serving: 15 grams (for 4 servings).

2. Snack Packs in a Jar

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The great thing about packing everything together in mason jars is that you can throw it in your backpack and run to the library without worrying about it bursting open. Get the recipe.

Protein per serving: 20 grams (for both jars).

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3. Peanut Butter Apple Dip

Peanut butter, Greek yogurt, and honey is all you need to make this simple dip; perfect for eating with apple slices, pita chips, or pretzels. Get the recipe.

Protein per serving: 14 grams.

4. Peanut Butter Blueberry Frozen Yogurt Bites

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Although these yogurt bites only take a few minutes to make, they require at least two hours to freeze — so make sure to plan accordingly. Get the recipe.

Protein per serving: 32 grams.

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5. Easy Greek Yogurt Dips

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Just add your favorite seasoning packet to a container of Greek yogurt, mix it up, and serve it with some veggies or chips. Get the recipe.

Protein per serving: 23 grams (for half the container).

6. Banana Nut Protein Bars

These chewy date bars don't require any baking, pack some serious protein, and can be stashed away in your freezer until you're ready to eat them. Get the recipe.

Protein per serving: 10 grams.

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7. Cookie Dough and Funfetti Greek Yogurt Dips

With just a few simple ingredients (like brown sugar and vanilla extract) you can transform a regular container of Greek yogurt into a flavorful dip that'll motivate you to keep studying. Get the recipe.

Protein per serving: 14 grams.

8. Cranberry Almond Protein Bars

This recipe calls for brown rice syrup (which can be found in most health food stores), but feel free to use maple syrup, agave, or honey instead. Get the recipe.

Protein per serving: 10 grams.

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9. No-Bake Brownie Bites

These brownie bites are gluten-free, vegan, and taste just like freshly baked brownies — the perfect thing to keep your mind motivated and your sweet tooth satiated. Get the recipe.

Protein per serving: 15 grams.

10. Homemade Beef Jerky

The easiest way to make jerky is in a dehydrator, but if you don't have one handy you can totally use your oven — just make sure to flip them halfway through baking so they dry out evenly. Get the recipe.

Protein per serving: 12 grams.

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11. Chocolate Protein Energy Bites

Just toss all the ingredients together, roll into balls, and these babies are ready. Get the recipe.

Protein per serving: 10 grams (for two balls).

12. Sheet Tray Maple Cinnamon Trail Mix

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Seven ingredients is all it takes to make this flavorful trail mix you can munch on during late night study sessions. Get the recipe.

Protein per serving: 14 grams.

All nutritional info provided by the recipe authors or roughly calculated on Verywell.com. Protein levels may vary depending on brand of protein powder used.

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