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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.

Peanut Butter Cheese Ball

Peanut Butter Cheese Ball

Peanut Butter Cheese Ball

It's easy to encourage children to eat an apple a day when this creamy peanut butter spread is served with it! I've made this cheese ball for many occasions, and it's always well received.

Raspberry Fruit Dip

Raspberry Fruit Dip

Raspberry Fruit Dip

A cool, creamy raspberry dip enhances the naturally sweet flavor of fruit.

Nutty Caramel Apple Dip

Nutty Caramel Apple Dip

Nutty Caramel Apple Dip

Looking for a standout appetizer that could double as a dessert? Try this fast, no-fuss favorite that Darlene Brenden whips up for family and friends in Salem, Oregon. “It’s a fun change of pace for your munchies menu and an easy way to get folks to snack on apples instead of junk food,” Darlene points out.
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Tropical Dip

Tropical Dip

Tropical Dip

—Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Chicken Chili Nachos

Chicken Chili Nachos

Chicken Chili Nachos

Your gang will huddle around the buffet table at half-time when you put out the two heaping plates of these spicy chicken nachos. “This is a ‘dash in the pan’ dish that’s always a hit.”—Karen Horning, Rockford, Illinois.

Pinto Bean Turnovers

Pinto Bean Turnovers

Pinto Bean Turnovers

Try these satisfying snacks from Sue Seymour Valatie, New York. She pats cheese into the dough, then tucks in store-bought bean dip to fix these tasty turnovers. "They're easy to assemble with prepared pie crusts," she says.

Waffle Fry Nachos

Waffle Fry Nachos

Waffle Fry Nachos

"My husband and tow grown sons really enjoy these appetizers when we're camping," writes Debra Morgan of Idaho Falls, Idaho. "They can devour a platter of them in no time. They're also fun to fix when friends come over."

Easter Bunny Treats

Easter Bunny Treats

Easter Bunny Treats

These cute treats were easy for our kids to assemble, and the whole family had fun making them. —Holly Jost, Manitowoc, Wisconsin

Creamy Orange Fruit Dip

Creamy Orange Fruit Dip

Creamy Orange Fruit Dip

I blend orange marmalade with sour cream and mayonnaise for this zesty dip. It's a real refresher.—Elizabeth Hunter, Prosperity, South Carolina

Cute Egg Chicks

Cute Egg Chicks

Cute Egg Chicks

These big-eyed chicks will steal the show at your Easter table or on a buffet! Our Test Kitchen staff took a little artistic license with a recipe shared by field editor Tami Escher of Dumont, Minnesota...and came up with these clever chicks.

Mini Chicken Kabobs

Mini Chicken Kabobs

Mini Chicken Kabobs

"I first tried these kabobs when my daughter-in-law made them for my granddaughter's birthday party," writes Norma Wells of Cookson, Oklahoma. "Full of soy sauce, ginger and pineapple flavors, these appetizers are popular when I serve them at get-togethers.
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