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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.

Ranch Chicken Wings

Ranch Chicken Wings

Ranch Chicken Wings

“My family loved a local restaurant’s chicken wings, but when we tried to make them at home, we couldn’t figure out how to get their ranch flavor right,” recalls Jennifer Bender of Venice, Florida. “When I found a dried dressing mix, I knew it would be perfect for the wings.”

Quick Caramel Apple Dip

Quick Caramel Apple Dip

Quick Caramel Apple Dip

This four-ingredient caramel dip is so simple and yummy. People always want to know how long I slaved over the stove to prepare it and are amazed to find that I made it in the microwave. When large marshmallows aren’t on hand, I substitute 2 cups of mini marshmallows instead. –Becky Heiner, West Valley City, Utah

Caramel Pumpkin Dip

Caramel Pumpkin Dip

Caramel Pumpkin Dip

Served with vanilla wafers, graham cracker sticks or even apple slices, this cool, creamy dip from our home economists makes a special autumn snack.

Fruit and Cheese Kabobs

Fruit and Cheese Kabobs

Fruit and Cheese Kabobs

Our Test Kitchen staff, many of whom are busy young mothers themselves, came up with this fresh and fruity, summer snack idea. It's easy to make ahead and carry to the ballpark, beach or playing field, and the cinnamon-spiced yogurt dip adds that special touch kids love.

Pizza Egg Rolls

Pizza Egg Rolls

Pizza Egg Rolls

My husband and kids love these very untraditional egg rolls. Their crisp wrappers and flavorful pizza filling make them taste so good!

Spiderweb Dip with Bat Tortilla Chips

Spiderweb Dip with Bat Tortilla Chips

Spiderweb Dip with Bat Tortilla Chips

Every year, our daughter and her friends anticipate our annual Halloween party. Among the menu items is this taco dip with bat-shaped tortilla chips. —Sonia Candler, Edmonton, Alberta
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