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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.

Gooey Pizza Dip

Gooey Pizza Dip

Gooey Pizza Dip

Pepperoni, tomatoes and olives dress up this cheesy baked dip. I serve it with breadsticks and wedges of baked Boboli. You can even prepare individual servings in ramekins if you like. —Kitti Boesel, Woodbridge, Virginia

Mini Veggie Wagon

Mini Veggie Wagon

Mini Veggie Wagon

For our family reunion at my sister's farm house, I made mini wagons out of veggies to place on the tables. Even the youngsters had fun eating their vegetables right down to the cucumber wagon wheels. —Nella Parker, Hersey, Michigan

Pepper Jack Pepperoni Rolls

Pepper Jack Pepperoni Rolls

Pepper Jack Pepperoni Rolls

Need a speedy after-school snack or movie-night appetizer? Try these kid-friendly, three-ingredient pizza rolls. “They’re delicious and a snap to assemble,” raves Judy Pinnow of Akron, Ohio.
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Corn Pillows

Corn Pillows

Corn Pillows

We live quite far north and nothing warms us up on cold days like warm breads and rolls. This wonderful recipe comes from a dear friend.

Strawberry Cream Graham Crackers

Strawberry Cream Graham Crackers

Strawberry Cream Graham Crackers

Our Test Kitchen created the recipe for these yummy after-school snacks. Bananas and a creamy strawberry topping give graham crackers just the right amount of sweetness to satisfy any sweet tooth.

Mexican Beef

Mexican Beef

Mexican Beef

Purchased taco seasoning mixes can't compare to our home economists' flavorful blend.

Chocolate Cream Dip

Chocolate Cream Dip

Chocolate Cream Dip

My daughter-in-law shared this recipe with me after sampling it at a party. I like to serve this dip with Granny Smith apples because of the tasty sweet-tart combination.

Cran-Orange Fruit Dip

Cran-Orange Fruit Dip

Cran-Orange Fruit Dip

Tart, sweet and nutty flavors all blend together beautifully in this quick-to-fix, chunky fruit dip. I like it best with slices of apples and pears.

Mandarin Fruit Dip

Mandarin Fruit Dip

Mandarin Fruit Dip

With all the heavy foods around the holidays, fruit is a refreshing change of pace. For more kid appeal, our home economists pair fruit with a sweet and creamy dip.

Mini Pizza Cups

Mini Pizza Cups

Mini Pizza Cups

“Served hot or cold, these little pizzas are wonderful,” says Jane Jones of Cedar, Minnesota. Their small size makes them ideal for an after-school snack or kid-friendly party. Plus, they’re so easy to make, little ones can help you in the kitchen!

Fruit Salsa with Cinnamon Chips

Fruit Salsa with Cinnamon Chips

Fruit Salsa with Cinnamon Chips

I first made this fresh, fruity salsa for a family baby shower. Everyone wanted the recipe. Now, someone makes this juicy snack for just about every family gathering—and I have to keep reminding everyone who introduced it! —Jessica Robinson, Indian Trail, North Carolina
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