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Kids Snacks

Check out these healthy recipes for kids snacks, including popcorn, nachos, empanadas, chicken wings, fries, pretzels, trail mix, kabobs, elephant ears, pinwheels, flat bread, cheese puffs, fruit snacks, pizza pockets, apple dip and more.

Scooter Snacks

Scooter Snacks

Scooter Snacks

Feel like building a little fun into after-school routines? Let the kids help you construct these nutritious scooter snacks to rev up their homework efforts or tide them over 'til suppertime! —Didi Desjardins, Dartmouth, Massachusetts

Lunch on a Stick

Lunch on a Stick

Lunch on a Stick

It's fun to create different lunch combinations with my mom. I like to make patterns in the cheese and use a crinkle vegetable cutter. —Sara Martin, Brookfield, Wisconsin

Pumpkin Cream Cheese

Pumpkin Cream Cheese

Pumpkin Cream Cheese

This pumpkin dip is yummy with cinnamon-sugar cutouts I make from extra pie crust dough. It's good with gingersnaps and sugar cookies, too. —Kari Egger, Portland, Oregon
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Saucy Meatballs

Saucy Meatballs

Saucy Meatballs

Mini meatballs in a sweet, tangy sauce are definitely family friendly. They're a hit as an appetizer or for supper. Try them served over noodles. —Trish Berg, Dalton, Ohio

Taco Puff Pastries

Taco Puff Pastries

Taco Puff Pastries

You won't be able to put these taco appetizers down! And the recipe makes 80 servings, so you'll definitely be ready for guests to come over and chow down.

Ham & Cheese Pizza Snacks

Ham & Cheese Pizza Snacks

Ham & Cheese Pizza Snacks

“I remember having these yummy snacks as a child. They're fast and perfect as appetizers, a quick supper or even a snack!” Kimberly Leman - Fairbury, Illinois

Grape Leather

Grape Leather

Grape Leather

Instead of giving your kids packaged fruit snacks, offer them fruit leather! This nutritious treat keeps in a sealed bag at room temperature for one month.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin

Trick-or-Treat Nachos

Trick-or-Treat Nachos

Trick-or-Treat Nachos

Here’s a great snack that will fill the kids' bellies before they head out to collect candy. To maintain the shape of the cutouts, spread the bean mixture with a butter knife or thin spatula. You can use any shape of cookie cutter that you have on hand.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Roasted Vegetable Quesadillas

Roasted Vegetable Quesadillas

Roasted Vegetable Quesadillas

These quesadillas get their unique flavor from a special blend of roasted veggies. They’ll be a popular finger food at your Halloween gathering. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Monster Curried Cheese Ball

Monster Curried Cheese Ball

Monster Curried Cheese Ball

Don't be afraid of this cheese ball! The combination of the bold chutney and the mellow cheddar and blue cheeses creates a wonderful flavor. It's also a convenient make-ahead appetizer because it has to set up in the fridge overnight. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Lemony Fruit Dip

Lemony Fruit Dip

Lemony Fruit Dip

As a way to encourage my kids to eat more fruit, I prepare this fluffy dip several times a month. Partygoers also appreciate a more nutritious snack option.—Sonja Whitchurch, St. Thomas, Ontario
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