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.
I never thought of using waffle-cut fries as a scoop for dip until a friend of mine did at a baby shower. They’re ideal for my cheesy bacon and chive dip, which tastes just like a baked potato topper. —Betsy King, Duluth, Minnesota
"This snack is great at children's parties and a fun treat on TV night," assures Lee Ann Stidman of Spirit Lake, Idaho. "When our boys were small, they loved making and eating it. It can be sent home in snack bags as a party favor with the recipe attached to the bag."
Want a change of pace from dipping your French fries into ketchup? Try a favorite condiment from Utah...Fry Sauce. It is spiced up blend of ketchup and mayo. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin
For a nice change of pace from packaged snack, try this golden, slightly sweet mix from Cindy Kolberg of Suracuse, Indiana. "I've even put this mix in decorative canisters and given it as gifts," she notes.
"My family loves to take along individual bags of this colorful fast-to-fix mixture when we go on long car trips," reports Lisa Keylor of Louisville, Kentucky. "The sweet and salty flavors really taste good together."
When I saw the recipe for these pepperoni-filled snacks, I knew my three young daughters would like making them. They're quick and fun to assemble—especially when they work together.—Darlene Sutton, Boise, Idaho