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.

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Toddler Muffins

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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

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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

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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.

Apple Chips

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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

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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

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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

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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

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These pizzas are super easy and fun to make, and taste even better!

Baked Kale Chips

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These are a low calorie nutritious snack. Like potato chips, you cannot stop at just eating one. They are great for parties and a good conversation topic.
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Old Fashioned Potato Cakes

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These potato cakes are great with any meal or as a snack. Simple and quick to make with only a few ingredients. Kids of ALL ages love 'em.

Baked Tortilla Chips

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Tasty baked tortilla chips you make at home that are much better than store bought chips. Serve with your choice of salsas and garnishes.

Kettle Corn

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Take a trip to the county fair with a bowl of old-fashioned Kettle Corn. Your family will never want plain popcorn again! If you use white sugar, it will taste like popcorn balls and if you use brown sugar, it will taste like caramel corn.

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.

Teddy Bear Hot Tub S'Mores

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Mini teddy bears chill out in toasted marshmallow hot tubs filled with super-easy chocolate bourbon ganache and edged in graham cracker crumbs. If these sassy s'mores don't own your party, you're not having enough fun.