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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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Christmas Fruit Kabobs

Christmas Fruit Kabobs

Christmas Fruit Kabobs

My chunky fruit skewers are always a hit for brunch, whether served with pastries, quiche or eggs and bacon. They're also excellent appetizers and potluck additions.

Ground Beef Pizza Fondue

Ground Beef Pizza Fondue

Ground Beef Pizza Fondue

Great for a party or game-day gathering, this hearty appetizer can be made with Italian sausage instead of ground beef if you prefer. Add a little more pizza sauce if the mixture seems too thick. —Margaret Schissler, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Ham & Cheese Pizza Snacks

Ham & Cheese Pizza Snacks

Ham & Cheese Pizza Snacks

“I remember having these yummy snacks as a child. They're fast and perfect as appetizers, a quick supper or even a snack!” Kimberly Leman - Fairbury, Illinois
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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

A neighbor gave this peanut butter dip to my mom 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

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.

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!”

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!"
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