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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.

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.
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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

Smoked Sausage Appetizers

Smoked Sausage Appetizers

Smoked Sausage Appetizers

A savory, sweet sauce with a touch of currant jelly glazes these yummy little sausages. They make a great appetizer, and both adults and kids seem to love these baby hot dogs. —Kathryn Bainbridge, PA Furnace, Pennsylvania

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 Skewers with Ginger Dip

Fruit Skewers with Ginger Dip

Fruit Skewers with Ginger Dip

“A friend shared this refreshing recipe with us and my husband and I thought it was simply delicious,” writes Cindy Winter-Hartley from Apex, North Carolina. Laced with lime, ginger and honey, the creamy dip is great all year-round.

Mini Burgers with the Works

Mini Burgers with the Works

Mini Burgers with the Works

I started preparing these mini burgers several years ago as a way to use up bread crusts accumulating in my freezer. They're delicious. —Linda Lane, Bennington, Vermont
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