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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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Li'l Lips

Li'l Lips

Li'l Lips

My kids just loved helping put the marshmallow "teeth" between the apple slices when I made these years ago. I usually made them with red apples but green apples would be a playful alternative. —Agnes Ward, Stratford, Ontario

Crispy Chicken Fingers

Crispy Chicken Fingers

Crispy Chicken Fingers

—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin

Crunchy Peanut Butter Apple Dip

Crunchy Peanut Butter Apple Dip

Crunchy Peanut Butter Apple Dip

My mom got this peanut butter dip recipe from a neighbor years ago. She always made it for us kids in the fall when apples were in season. Now I make it for my children. —Juli Meyers, Hinesville, Georgia
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Fluffy Fruit Dip

Fluffy Fruit Dip

Fluffy Fruit Dip

We've been making this dip in my family for generations. Serve it throughout the year with whatever fresh fruits are in season.

Pineapple Chicken Sliders

Pineapple Chicken Sliders

Pineapple Chicken Sliders

For fun appetizers that tide over even the hungriest of guests, try these mini sandwiches. My youngest daughter likes their small size and the tangy sweetness of the pineapple.—Maria Vasseur, Valencia, California

Sprinkle Fruit Dip

Sprinkle Fruit Dip

Sprinkle Fruit Dip

Making this creamy mixture especially festive are its bright candy sprinkles. An assortment of fresh fruit "dippers" adds even more goodness. —Leslie Miller, Butler, Pennsylvania

Tomato Cheese Pizzas

Tomato Cheese Pizzas

Tomato Cheese Pizzas

“My mom used to prepare these yummy pizzas in the toaster oven for me when I was little,” Michelle Wise recalls from Cookeville, Tennessee. “They’re fast, healthy and delicious!”

Braunschweiger Spread

Braunschweiger Spread

Braunschweiger Spread

This spread is so creamy and delicious it's satisfying even to those who think they don't like liver sausage.—Gayle Lewis, Yucaipa, California

Lunch Box Apple Dip

Lunch Box Apple Dip

Lunch Box Apple Dip

Apples become an even more "a-peeling" snack when paired with this sweet creamy dip. It's a fun and flavorful way to get kids to eat fruit.

Pizza Dip in a Pumpkin

Pizza Dip in a Pumpkin

Pizza Dip in a Pumpkin

"I make this dip in the fall when entertaining," relates Laurene Hunsicker of Canton, Pennsylvania. "Everyone enjoys the pizza flavor. Kids especially like dipping with bread that's cut into the shape of ghosts, cats, pumpkins and bats. So get out your cookie cutters!"

Contest-Winning Beef Stuffed Crescents

Contest-Winning Beef Stuffed Crescents

Contest-Winning Beef Stuffed Crescents

My neighbor makes these Beef-Stuffed Crescents using jalapenos instead of green chilis and calls them "rattlesnake bites!" I love that this recipe is so easy and has so few ingredients. I've made it for potlucks and family gatherings…and never have any leftovers. —Jennifer Bumgarner, Topeka, Kansas
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