Kids' Snack Recipes

Whether it's after school snacks or a weekend bite you're looking for, we have 190 snacks for kids that will delight the little ones, including healthy and nut-free options.

Staff Picks

Toddler Muffins

Rating: 5 stars 327
Mini muffins for finicky toddlers with the addition of fruit and veggies. My son is 2 and has been eating these for a year. I always keep a supply in the freezer, he loves them frozen especially when new teeth are coming in! Adults love them too. Great for play groups! Recipe makes 24 mini muffins or 12 regular-size muffins.

Cauliflower Sheep

Rating: 5 stars 6
There's more than one way to get creative in the kitchen! Make cute little sheep from cauliflower florets. All you need are black olives, fresh cauliflower florets, raisins, dry black-eyed peas, and toothpicks. Olives and black-eyed peas become the heads and eyes. The legs are raisins. Don't play with your food? Well, not this time. So much fun.

Soccer Cheese Ball Bites

Rating: 5 stars 3
If you're looking for ideas for your World Cup party, try these soccer-themed mini cheese balls. They are quick and easy to make and look great on a cheese platter.
By kochmuse

Apple Chips

Rating: 4 stars 98
These yummy cinnamon apple chips will disappear almost as quickly as you make them! They're perfect for healthy snacks and easy to take on the road. The secret is baking at a very low temperature for a long time, which dehydrates the apples.

Red Ants on a Log

Rating: 4 stars 8
This play on a traditional snack is great for any occasion. You can have it for a great pick-me-up snack--it even helps get rid of that craving for a crunchy snack or cure your sweet tooth.

Fruity Fun Skewers

Rating: 5 stars 176
I was looking for a different way to serve fruit, and it just popped into my head! Why not use fruit skewers?

Spring Herb Hummus Vegetable Garden

Rating: 4.5 stars 7
Vegetable platters need not look all look the same. Here, fresh spring vegetables sit in an herb-laced hummus to resemble a spring garden in full bloom. My kids loved plucking the crisp vegetables from the garden, so much so that I think they forgot that they were filling themselves up with such a healthful snack.

Baby Tortilla Pizzas

Rating: 4.5 stars 10
These pizzas are super easy and fun to make, and taste even better!

Old Fashioned Potato Cakes

Rating: 4.5 stars 197
These quick and easy potato cakes will have all the family members coming back for more. Just gather six simple ingredients for a tasty treat!

Strawberry Oatmeal Breakfast Bars

Rating: 5 stars 33
I'm always on the lookout for easy and delicious things to make for breakfast that are on the one hand, relatively healthy and good for you, while on the other hand, not too good for you. I think these really do fit the bill. These are normally made with strawberry preserves, but here we're using fresh strawberries for a little lighter and lower-sugar approach. For best results, refrigerate before serving.

Kettle Corn

Rating: 4.5 stars 1510
A 3-ingredient recipe for sweet kettle corn, just like at the county fair!
By SUE202
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Inspiration and Ideas

Ideas For Free-Range Snacking
Got a herd of free-range snackers in the house? Here's how you can help them eat healthy, especially when you're not around to guide their grazing.
20 Healthyish Kid-Approved Snacks
Kids can help make them too—because that makes them taste even better.
Annie's Fruit Salsa and Cinnamon Chips
Rating: 5 stars 4517

Easy to make, tasty fruit salsa and cinnamon tortilla chips. Great as an appetizer or a snack. Great for anytime!