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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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Hot Diggety Dogs

Hot Diggety Dogs

Hot Diggety Dogs

"My family has always enjoyed this quick and easy snack," relates Linda Blankenmyer of Conestoga, Pennsylvania. "When our children were young, they used to help me fix these. Now they prepare them with their own families."

Kid-Size Ghost Pizzas

Kid-Size Ghost Pizzas

Kid-Size Ghost Pizzas

These individual pizzas are super cute and made with simple ingredients. Now that's what I call party food! —Polly Coumos, Mogadore, Ohio

Mini Chicken Kabobs

Mini Chicken Kabobs

Mini Chicken Kabobs

"I first tried these kabobs when my daughter-in-law made them for my granddaughter's birthday party," writes Norma Wells of Cookson, Oklahoma. "Full of soy sauce, ginger and pineapple flavors, these appetizers are popular when I serve them at get-togethers.
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Trick-or-Treat Nachos

Trick-or-Treat Nachos

Trick-or-Treat Nachos

Here’s a great snack that will fill the kids' bellies before they head out to collect candy. To maintain the shape of the cutouts, spread the bean mixture with a butter knife or thin spatula. You can use any shape of cookie cutter that you have on hand.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Tropical Dip

Tropical Dip

Tropical Dip

—Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Cheese Fries

Cheese Fries

Cheese Fries

I came up with this recipe after my daughter had cheese fries at a restaurant and couldn't stop talking about them. She loves that I can fix them so quickly at home. Plus, the frozen fry packets can be refrigerated and reheated. -Melissa Tatum, Greensboro, North Carolina

Pizza Monkey Bread

Pizza Monkey Bread

Pizza Monkey Bread

I cannot throw a party without making this recipe. It's fast and easy, and my kids love it. —Courtney Wilson, Fresno, California

Deluxe Nachos

Deluxe Nachos

Deluxe Nachos

Packed with fresh-veggie goodness and topped with sour cream, Jennifer Parham’s thrifty, delicious nachos delight family and friends in Browns Summit, North Carolina.

Taco Meatballs

Taco Meatballs

Taco Meatballs

"If your family likes meatballs, try these for something a little different," suggests Jackie Hannahs from Fountain, Michigan. The moist meatballs get plenty of zippy flavor from taco seasoning mix. "Plus, they're baked, so there is very little mess."

Cranberry Cinnamon Roll-Ups

Cranberry Cinnamon Roll-Ups

Cranberry Cinnamon Roll-Ups

Children of all ages will have a ball assembling these yummy treats that start with plain white bread and other fuss-free ingredients. "Cranberry sauce gives these appetizers lots of holiday appeal," notes Dorothy Pritchett from Wills Point, Texas.

ABC Cheese Dip

ABC Cheese Dip

ABC Cheese Dip

My children like this dip because the seasoning is mild. You can use plain veggie sticks or cut out numbers and letters from the sweet peppers. —Kimberly Miller, Norfolk, Virginia
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