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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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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

Easter Bunny Treats

Easter Bunny Treats

Easter Bunny Treats

These cute treats were easy for our kids to assemble, and the whole family had fun making them. —Holly Jost, Manitowoc, Wisconsin

Simple Lemon Fruit Dip

Simple Lemon Fruit Dip

Simple Lemon Fruit Dip

My husband's a construction worker and this is a great treat to put in his lunch with whatever fresh fruit he wants. It keeps all week in the fridge. Fun, tasty, lemony! —Megan Wilkinson, Morgan, Utah
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Peter Pumpkin Cheese Puffs

Peter Pumpkin Cheese Puffs

Peter Pumpkin Cheese Puffs

You, too, can be "Peter the Pumpkin Eater" from the classic nursery rhyme when you prepare a batch of these fluffy and tender cheese puffs that look like mini pumpkins. Romano cheese gives them a nice tang and their cream cheese stems complete the seasonal look. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Apple Snack Wedges

Apple Snack Wedges

Apple Snack Wedges

Kids of all ages will love these easy apple wedges at snack time. With protein from peanut butter and a hint of sweetness and crunch, the quick-to-fix bites make a fun and healthy treat. —Jacquie Berg, St. Cloud, Wisconsin

Apricot-Ricotta Stuffed Celery

Apricot-Ricotta Stuffed Celery

Apricot-Ricotta Stuffed Celery

“This healthful protein filling can double as a dip for sliced apples. I often make it ahead, so kids can help themselves to an after-school snack.” Dorothy Reinhold - Malibu, California

Chicken Bites with Apricot Sauce

Chicken Bites with Apricot Sauce

Chicken Bites with Apricot Sauce

Satisfying a hungry crowd is easy with these oven-baked morsels. The bite-size, coated chicken pieces are served with a can't-miss sauce that combines apricot preserves and mustard. —Michelle Krzmarzick, Redondo Beach, California

Brownie Batter Dip

Brownie Batter Dip

Brownie Batter Dip

I’m all about the sweeter side of dips, and this brownie batter one pretty much fits in with my life’s philosophy: Chocolate makes anything better. Grab some fruit, cookies or salty snacks and start dunking. —Mel Gunnell, Boise, Idaho

Beefy Mushroom Meatballs

Beefy Mushroom Meatballs

Beefy Mushroom Meatballs

Among my memories of a reunion held on my farm are these savory meatballs a family member made. That's where I got this recipe that I now make for potlucks and get-togethers. It's so handy to transport and keep warm in a slow cooker, and it makes a great appetizer, too.

Yogurt Dill Dip

Yogurt Dill Dip

Yogurt Dill Dip

Every person who tries this wants to know what makes it taste special. The secret is the blend of yogurt, sour cream and mayo. —Krisann Durnford, Muskego, Wisconsin

Peanut Butter Dip

Peanut Butter Dip

Peanut Butter Dip

Both the children and adults really enjoy this dip, which includes mini chocolate chips. It is so easy to whip up.—Kristen Proulx, Canton, New York
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