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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.

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Layered Ranch Dip

Layered Ranch Dip

Layered Ranch Dip

I found something similar to this in one of my cookbooks for kids. It looked delicious, so I decided to try my own version. — Charlotte Roos, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Simmered Smoked Links

Simmered Smoked Links

Simmered Smoked Links

A tasty sweet-sour sauce glazes bite-size sausages in this recipe shared by Maxine Cenker of Weirton, West Virginia. "Serve these effortless appetizers with toothpicks at parties or holiday get-togethers," she suggests.

Sweet Potato Hummus

Sweet Potato Hummus

Sweet Potato Hummus

With a little planning, it’s easy to whip up a batch of hummus for unexpected guests, a potluck or an after-school snack. I always bake up extra unpeeled sweet potatoes so I can quickly mash the pulp for this unexpected dip. —Mary Marlowe Leverette, Columbia, South Carolina
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Cheddar Bean Quesadillas

Cheddar Bean Quesadillas

Cheddar Bean Quesadillas

“These quesadillas are so tasty,” Grace Sandvigen raves from Rochester, New York. With beans, cheese and an assortment of toppings, they’re such a cinch to fix teenagers could whip them up themselves.

Cheese-Stuffed Meatball Sliders

Cheese-Stuffed Meatball Sliders

Cheese-Stuffed Meatball Sliders

Perfect for tailgating, you can make the meatballs and sauce for these sliders ahead of time and heat them up at home on game day. Put 'em on rolls in the parking lot. —Hilary Breinholt, Glenwood, Utah

Cheesy Quesadillas

Cheesy Quesadillas

Cheesy Quesadillas

Terri Keeney of Greeley, Colorado sends these easy quesadillas Either serve them as dippers for chili, or serve with extra salsa and sour cream for a super-starter.

Fruit Salad Salsa

Fruit Salad Salsa

Fruit Salad Salsa

Fruit salsa is a nice change of pace from traditional tomato-based salsa. Kids love the sweet fruit and graham crackers.

Mushroom Pizza Loaf

Mushroom Pizza Loaf

Mushroom Pizza Loaf

“This recipe came from my Grandma," says Amanda Wiersema in Archer, Iowa. "It was always a favorite of mine as I was growing up and has now become a favorite with my husband and two kids!”

Pizza English Muffins

Pizza English Muffins

Pizza English Muffins

From St. Paul, Minnesota, Lea Deluca recalls, "My mother prepared these individual pizzas for me from the time I started elementary school until I entered college. They're a big hit with all ages."

Witch's Hairy Finger Breadsticks

Witch's Hairy Finger Breadsticks

Witch's Hairy Finger Breadsticks

With its bright green color and shredded cheese that looks like hair, you'll think you really are eating a witch's hairy finger! These taste best when served right out of the oven because the cheese is still warm and soft. Don't forget the marinara dipping sauce! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Chip 'n' Dip Bread Witch

Chip 'n' Dip Bread Witch

Chip 'n' Dip Bread Witch

Who needs tricks with a treat as bewitching as this appetizer? This ghoulish beauty is sure to steal center stage on your table. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
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