Kids' Quick and Easy Snack Recipes

Kids' snacks can be quick and easy: think popcorn, tortilla wraps, tortilla chips, quesadillas. These trusted recipes will get you started.

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Chicken Nuggets

Rating: 4.5 stars 89
These are really easy and taste great! Kids love them!

April's Deviled Eggs

Rating: 3.5 stars 102
Slices of egg, filled with delicately spiced creamy goodness. Served cool.

Creamy Peanut Towers

Rating: 4 stars 18
These are perfect for potlucks, get togethers, or as snacks for the kids. Everyone loves them! You may want to quadruple the recipe. Use toothpicks to keep the creamy towers from tumbling.

Air Fryer Grilled Cheese with Mayo

 Change up snack time by trying these homemade snacks that are perfect for bringing to school.

Santa Fe Veggie Quesadillas

Rating: 4.5 stars 58
I've made this quick and colorful appetizer for many great dinner parties. Serve with fresh salsa, guacamole or sour cream as dipping sauces--or by itself. Works great on a large scale as well. Thawed and drained frozen veggies may be substituted for canned. Look for the combination of corn, red pepper and black beans in the grocery store's frozen food section.

Baby Tortilla Pizzas

Rating: 3.5 stars 15
These pizzas are super easy and fun to make, and taste even better!
By Suzi Holter

Jet Swirl Pizza Appetizers

Rating: 4.5 stars 258
Similar to meat-filled calzones, these cheesy little swirls were invented during football season. The name was inspired by our favorite team.

Popcorn Nachos

Rating: 4 stars 35
Mexican-style spices and shredded Cheddar cheese are lively additions to plain popcorn.

Baked Tortilla Chips

Rating: 4.5 stars 535
Homemade tortilla chips with a lime-cumin zing are tastier than store-bought.

Zucchini Tots

Rating: 4.5 stars 30
Crispy, crunchy, veggie-packed, deliciously stylish zucchini tots and cutlets. Because kids eat with their eyes first too!

Popcorn Chicken

Rating: 4.5 stars 13
Make your own batter-coated, crispy fried popcorn chicken at home!

Fried Flour Tortilla Chips

Rating: 5 stars 20
We first had these while on vacation in the Caribbean. After returning, I had to figure out how to make them. We now prefer these to store-bought corn tortilla chips.

Inspiration and Ideas

Kettle Corn
Rating: Unrated 1531
"I'm so glad I found this recipe. Now I don't have to wait to go to festivals to get kettle corn." – BEV
Healthy Chocolate Smoothie
Rating: 4 stars 14

The sweetness of the bananas in this smoothie means you don't need to add any sugar to sweeten the cocoa. This is my go-to for a midday energy boost and kids love it too.